Five Minute Friday: Present

leaf with heart on it

Life's all about preparation

and this preparing to present

me holy and blameless and above reproach.

I can't even fathom

the patience and love

 never-ending in this clumsy approach.

To the throne

takes years, sweat and toil

and tears

why does He bother with me.

Easy and light

His burden He says

I take it up

but tiring daily.

All of the stumbles

faulty days and bumbles

redeemed and made white yet again


not vacation,

not retreat or location,

much to my fleshly chagrin.

He clothes me like summer

bridal-white and new

I stand. I wonder.

I marvel at grace

He presents me and covers

my shame, not a trace.


A random picture and a five-minute poem with very little rhyme or rhythm, and just a little bit of reason! I'm letting all that go and  joining in the fun as we write for JUST FIVE MINUTES on the prompt Present. Check out Lisa-Jo's for more Five Minute Friday posts from hundreds of others.


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