I Wonder…

You know, Lord, how I serve You

With great emotional fervor in the limelight.

You know how eagerly I speak for you at a Women’s Club.

You know my genuine enthusiasm at a Bible study.

But how would I react, I wonder,

If you pointed to a basin of water

And asked me to wash the calloused feet

Of a bent and wrinkled old woman

Day after day, month after month,

In a room where nobody saw and nobody knew?

Ruth Harms Calkin

Pondering this poem this morning and praying that this kind of genuine humility would take root in my own heart…



2 thoughts on “I Wonder…

  1. Wow, God must really want me to hear this. I just read it today in “Relationship Principles of Jesus.” I never heard this poem before, and I now have heard it TWICE in one day! How did you come across it?

    BTW, I finished Hunger Games for next Friday’s book club if you’d like to borrow it so you can come. It’s a great book!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s