Sunday, 14 August 2016

Only

Jeremiah 1:4–10




I am only, I do not know
how or what or where;

I am only, I cannot go,
I am too afraid.

I am only, I have not
height or voice or strength;

I am only, I am little,
broken, old, young.

I am only, I will not
be welcomed, heard or heeded;

I am only, they are more,
so much more than me.

I am only, but I am listening,
I will trust you when you call;

for I am only who I am,
and with you I am not alone.

10 comments:

  1. So many times we hear of the 'heroes' telling God they just can't do it. We feel like that too and yet, and yet...

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  2. Very invitational to listen to God's call - thanks Sarah.

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    1. Thank you, Sandy / you're welcome :)

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  3. Many thanks, Sarah. Thinking very much about call this week! This is a wonderful contribution.

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    1. Mmm. Yes, I would imagine you are! Blessings to you at this time x

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  4. Hi Sarah. Just wanted you to know that I used this as a prayer of confession on Sunday. It was a real help in my thinking about the readings, as I talked about not only our own 'only', but how we think of others too...from the gospel - 'only' a woman, 'only' disabled... I talked about how we subtly think of others as 'only' when we have to tag a modifier on to a description: male nurses, female Prime Minister, gay couple, blended family. Why not just nurses, Prime Minister, couple, family, etc.? So thank you once more. People were very appreciate of your prayer/poem. A xo

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    1. Annette, thank you. How wonderful to hear the ways in which my words sparked your ideas and reflections. I am thrilled to hear it was a positive contribution to your gathered worship. Thank you x

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