Saturday, March 14, 2009

Humble

Be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud and giveth grace to the humble (1 Peter 5:5 The world, I thought, belonged to me--
Goods, gold and people, land and sea--
Where'er I walked beneath God's sky
In those old days my word was " I. "

Years passed; there flashed my pathway near
The fragment of a vision dear;
My former word no more sufficed,
And what I said was --"I and Christ."

But, O, the more I looked on Him,
His glory grew, while mine grew dim,
I shrank so small, He towered so high,
All I dared say was --" Christ and I."

Years more the vision held its place
And looked me steadily in the face;
I speak now in humbler tone,
And what I say is ---"Christ alone."

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By Streams In The Desert----2----

9 comments:

Carol said...

Wonderful post Patsy!
Hugs,
Carol

Renie Burghardt said...

Beautiful reminder for us all. Thank you, Patsy. Have a blessed Sunday!

Hugs,

Renie

Frank Baker said...

We are on our way to Church.

How about those banana pancakes?

bennie and patsy said...

Boy! does that Bennie know how to cook up a Sunday breakfast. Banana pancakes,Bacon, eggs and chocolate milk. Frank where is my Maple syrup? Are you ordering this year?

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Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hello, Patsy, I don't believe I have ever read this poem, It blessed me so much!!! So true!!!

A note on your last post, I like fiesta ware too, but that statute of the little girl jumping over the little boy is a must have, so adorable!
Blessings,
Sue

Shellmo said...

This post is near and dear to my heart. One of the things that attracted me to my husband and makes me the most proud of him is how humble he is.

Darla said...

Just wonderful Patsy.

Maggie Ann said...

That is precious!