Sunday, April 01, 2007

in the closet . . .

hmmmmm . . .

what shall i wear?

that blouse
has a wrinkle in it;
this tie
still has that gravy stain;
these pants . . .
just a little bit out of style.

what shall i wear?
how should i look?
will people notice
the 'presentation'
i try so hard to make?

but you,

snatching at the chance
to be stained
by our sin;
not minding
the wrinkles
of our aged foolishness;
to bring us
back into fashion
with God . . .

take off
your glory,
hang it in the closet,

and put on

(c) 2007 Thom M. Shuman

1 comment:

steph said...

Wow -- as the seasons change and as I discover how much I despise every article of clothing that is hanging there, "in the closet" really reshapes the way that I will view those clothes when tomorrow comes ...and I have to put something on. Thanks, Thom.