Saturday, December 20, 2008


Please read Isaiah 10:20-23

from the trashcan
where the ashes of our dreams
have mingled with our fear-filled tears,
you will fill the luminaries
to line the path of peace
for all to walk;

from the crumbs we cast
to those who hover around us,
hoping for friendship,
you will concoct a feast
which fills that emptiness
we all try to satisfy
with junk;

from those odds and ends
of our jerry-built lives
we have stored
in the basements
of our hearts,
you will craft
a home where joy
is the welcome mat,
and grace holds open
the door for all;

from the left-over losers
the world puts out by the curb
with the little, the least, the last,
you will build that kingdom
where everyone is called
and each one
is nicknamed

(c) 2008 Thom M. Shuman

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