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2005-05-14

NOW IS THE WINTER OF OUR SELF-CONTEMPT

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Walking down the street,
A very short distance
To my next destination:

"Fingers freeze.
Think of gloves in pocket.
Too much trouble.
Be indoors in a minute."

Then I realize
What I'm really thinking is:

"I'm not worth it.
My comfort's not important."

Ironic,
Because a few minutes earlier
I had been composing
This evangelistic message:

People often attribute little value
To human life
Because they forget in whose
Image it was created.
God longs for us
More than we could ever long for romance.
Our feelings of rejection
Are nothing compared to his.
We are worth more than the galaxies to him.
Don't turn away his love.
You are worth more than you can know.
God made you in his image,
So he gave you your own will.
You can use that will to embrace or reject
The God who sent his Son for you
And offers you his Spirit too.
But it's your choice.
Your Creator respects you that much.
Created in the image of God,
This is the measure of our worth.

Ironic that I wrote those words
Just before I said to myself,
"I'm not worth it.
My comfort's not important."

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