Daily Devotional for April 25
April 25 Luke 8:1-15
They were her passion.
Exquisite pieces of vision -
Tiny chips of spirit
Fashioned of time and pain.
Flowers, birds, clouds, stars
To an untrained eye.
Agony. Tracings of courage
Poured millimeter by millisecond
Through the stiffness of a brush
Held in clenched teeth.
Held to tell a springtime story
Or a roughened tree bark truth
All but forgotten by the stiffened
Limbs so motionless at
I waste a lot of time thinking that if I were really talented or
brilliant I would be a better instrument for your use. It is, I
think, my excuse for not putting my energy into the many real
and meaningful contributions that I am capable of making.
Then I experience someone whom I would have thought to
be "poor soil" blooming and brightening some small corner
of the planet. And those that I would have considered "fer-
tile ground" making no contribution at all. Since I have some
control over how "fertile" I am as soil for your garden, help
me rid myself of some of the rocks and begin to produce richly
the fruit of your love.
From The Road to Emmaus - An inclusive devotional Edited by Joseph W. Houle
Emmaus House of Prayer - Washington D.C.