Isn't it grand how God can take
Dirty, dismal, heartbreaking stakes
And make them wonders to behold
Like nature's little pots of gold.
The greatest wonder of them all
Was giving up a Son so small.
Even this most wasteful part
Became a gift from God's great heart.
Aging bodies forfeit health,
Flexibility, energy, sometimes wealth.
But Spiritual growth will come real fast
By working through what's in the past.
The challenge that our soul must make
Is living hard, heartbreaking stakes
And finding miracles hidden there.
Take and beat life's double dare!
©Lynnette Schuepbach, October 8, 1992