The ways You make us Holy

The ways You make us Holy

Oh the ways You make us holy
are the ways You make us humble
for from the humus we have come –
and to the humus we shall return
while every step on this earth
is a root in the soil of Your creation.

Just because we are planted in dirt
does not make us dirty,
but we never ascend far from the ground;
You, who are the centre and circumference,
garden the soul of our short cycle;
husband our branches and limbs.

Prune our un-fruited reaches
and bind up our bending boughs;
Till and weed the soil around
the core of our being,
for the ways You make us humble
are the ways You make us holy.

As we gather harvests of many kinds, bearing the fruit of labours, may you have a mindful and grateful Thanksgiving.


About R.H. (Rusty) Foerger

As I enter the third third of life, I am becoming aware of the role of elders today “to enlarge spiritual vision, being devoted to prayer, living in the face of death, as a living curriculum of the Christian life” (Dr. James M. Houston). I am a life long and life wide learner who seeks to: *decipher the enigma of our worth *rescue from the agony of prayerlessness *integrate spiritual friendship.
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3 Responses to The ways You make us Holy

  1. Dr. J says:

    Thank you for posting this exquisite poem–a skillfully crafted masterpiece framed in humility. What a blessing to read. Thanks also for the like posted on my blog. Thanks again for the Thanksgiving blessings offered.

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    • A response and a reply full of gratitude… as it should be… as it will some day always be.
      Not sure if you live in Canada or the US, but Canadian Thanksgiving is this weekend. Still and all, let us be grateful for the ways He makes us holy.


  2. Dr. J says:

    I live in the USA, and I assumed you were referring to our Thanksgiving Day celebration, but as I often comment, “Every day should be one of overflowing gratitude to God. I call it “Thanksliving,” I appreciate your expression of gratitude to God.

    Thanks again.

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