Saturday, December 17, 2016

The Voice

What if you were "the voice"
     as John was "the voice?"
Would you speak the Word
     with such boldness,
     with such courage,
     with such authority?
Would your word be like his?
      Selfless, single minded,
      no thought for self,
Willing to disappear and die,
      so that others see Him?

Or, like so many other voices,
     the pretenders and imitators,
Would yours be a watered down word,
     full of self,
     empty of God,
     mostly about "me?"
Would people's ears be tickled,
     your skills praised,
     your head growing?
To whom would your voice point,
     the speaker or the Savior?
     (John 1:23)                                                                                                                                                                  

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