Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Finding Resources

As they were gathering in Galilee, Jesus said to them, "The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and on the third day he will be raised." And they were greatly distressed. When they reached Capernaum, the collectors of the temple tax came to Peter and said, "Does your teacher not pay the temple tax?" He said, "Yes, he does." And when he came home, Jesus spoke of it first, asking, "What do you think, Simon? From whom do kings of the earth take toll or tribute? From their children or from others?" When Peter said, "From others," Jesus said to him, "Then the children are free. However, so that we do not give offense to them, go to the sea and cast a hook; take the first fish that comes up; and when you open its mouth, you will find a coin; take that and give it to them for you and me." Matthew 17:22-27
Finding Resources
We are often poor and frightened
often we go to bed with worry
too often we forget how loved we are
too often we think we are alone.
Sometimes our poverty is our gift
if we but know to ask for it all
if we but open our hearts to God
and call out for what we need.
We are children of the living God
the one who molded us by hand
who knows us each by name
and sings us to sleep in our worry.
We are offspring of love and sacrifice
born into a clan of healing and grace
dedicated to the needs of the people
and cared for daily by the Savior.
We are often poor and frightened
often too are scared and worried
and completely loved and cared for
and God will provide for every need.

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