"So," they say, "nobody's perfect!"
But the Vinedresser won't buy that.
Given the opportunity, He will trim the unproductive suckers and shape the branches so each one will bask in Sonlight.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Growing Pains

Some will tell you growing up will always cause you pain.
Also they will tell you loudly, with no pain, no gain.
Seems unfair that pain must come from something you can’t help.
Trouble is, the other way, you’d stay a whining whelp.

Many pains while growing up are joints and other parts,
But the pain that hurts the most is one that strikes our hearts.
Puppy love comes first in line, we’re helpless to restrain
Falling hard and loving deep, too young, we feel the pain.

Aging is supposed to fix such immaturity,
Making us quite strong and stable, like the old oak tree.
Who, I’d like to know right now, made such a stupid rule?
Falling hard and deep in love attacks the older fool.

Worst is unrequited love, the pain goes deep and sharp
To the core, emotions’ seat, no plucking of the harp.
Growing pains will never end, it seems, until we die.
Then will come the knowledge true, and wisdom with no lie.

Do we have to wait till then to learn this lesson right?
Knowledge true and wisdom high comes from the godly light.
How can we get at this Truth so altogether sure?
He is waiting for our brokenness to make us pure.

Sure of what, and who is He that we should just believe?
Jesus, sorrow bearer, He’s the one we must receive.
Take this loving Savior’s work, give Him take your growing pains.
Then you’ll know His peace most blessed, when in you He reigns.

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