Saturday, July 30, 2016

Chosen

Before a word
Was spoken
Before the world
Became
Before the Spirit
Hovered over the void
And order was carved
From chaos

You chose me

Before a spark
Ignited in the hidden place
Before bones and flesh
Became
Before cells
Multiplied and divided
And ciphers concealed in DNA
Dictated character

You chose me

Before light
Greeted birth
Before breath
Became
Before eyes opened
And fingers twitched
And a mother’s breast
Nourished

You chose me

Before I learned
Right from wrong
Before aware I
Became
Before sin engraved its name
On cruel words
And careless actions
And selfish ambitions

You chose me

Before You called my name
And claimed me
Before Your child I
Became
There was no beauty in me
No worth
No advantage
No reason for choosing yet

You chose me

In a world of
Fatherless children
Seven thousand million lives
Disconnected and drifting
I am humbled
Pressed to my knees
Amazed beyond understanding!

You chose me

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