Monday, August 10, 2015

As If

He works "all things together for good," so we hear.
As if blessings were really the sequel to tears!

As if evil surroundings of culture and man,
Could be turned into goodness, if left in His hand!

As if pain could be growth, as if hate garnered love-
As if all of this hurting is used by above!

As if blatant defiance, once seen and confessed,
Can deserve to be useful in showing His best.

As if turning our backs doesn't mean it's the end,
But instead is the proving of Who is our Friend.

As if when we, like Rahab, His law, careless, break,
And consider it right- a "white lie" for His sake -

As if such filthy rags, which our vanity airs,
Could be glorious tapestries, treasured with care.

As if scrawls on ripped paper were great works of art!
As if He, somehow - truly - sees only the heart,

And loves me in spite of the rest.

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Cosette V. Spafford said...

Wow!! Great job, Sarah! It had such a wonderful message and was so beautifully worded. Thank you so much for sharing! When did you write it??

Rachel said...

I got goosebumps reading that. :)

SarahJayne said...

Thanks, Coco! I just wrote it this past week, but I feel like God's been teaching me the different ways He makes all things beautiful over the last two years! :)

Thanks, Rachy!

Ruthie H. said...

Beautiful, Sarah! Thank you for sharing. :)