Sunday, January 22, 2017

The Crutch


                              The Crutch

I threw aside my crutch of empty personality. An untethered beast, that would have ended me.

I'd leaned on that crutch for far too long, and was unformed in areas where I should have been strong.

Lame, weak and crippled, toward Jesus I took a step. Falling helpless and broken, but in His shadow, was safely kept.

Through the night, I sought Him, lamenting my journey. Vultures circled, but did not devour me.

He was not cruel to abandon me. But for my own good, He chastened me.

Robert Palmer 7/19/17


The "Untethered beast" in the second line was inspired by "The giant," by William Charles Root.