“Likewise you that are younger be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for ‘God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.’ Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that in due time he may exalt you. Cast all your anxieties on him, for he cares about you.” (1 Peter 5.5-7)
Weak And Little
The greatness of humility,
Is nothingness before His throne;
In weakness and fragility,
His loving strength becomes her own.
His strength holds her steadfast in place:
This little bird, gazing above,
Expectant with hope in His grace,
To be transformed in truth with love.
Feathered with fluff, in fledgling down,
She dares to hope for heaven’s height.
Enrobed in earthen shades of brown,
In dust, she looks up to the light.
Mercy will wash out all the dust,
And cleanse the fluff that is her robe.
His compassion secures her trust,
As she submits to Him like Job.
Her humble heart remains serene;
Content to stay in place and clean.
May the Strength of His Love hold us secure and content in the little place He has prepared for us.
(c) Paul Buis, 2003