Wednesday, January 29, 2014


    He was zealous to begin with,
    Grateful. Just to be chosen.
    The sun was hot, but does it even matter?
    O for the honor of serving the Master.

    But somewhere along the line, he shifted ...
    His eye from the owner to the “others”;
    Instead of laboring for the Lord of the vineyard,
    He looked for rights, rewards, recognition.

    And so his days stretched long and hard,
    Everything became a chore.
    He lost the joy of serving in the vineyard
    When he forgot God’s grace and call.

    Are you first in line, last in love?
    Have you forgotten why you came into the vineyard?
    Have you become weary? Is your eye envious?
    Remember: the last shall be first, and the first last.

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About Me

In the Old Testament in the Bible, there was a man named Jacob who "wrestled with God and man." He wouldn't let God go until God answered his prayers. God admired that and renamed him Israel, "the one who fought or wrestled and prevailed". He fought with man--his inner man--and conquered his own weaknesses. He's my hero. He is what I hope God and man see me to be.