10/19/14

The File Cabinet


UPDATE FROM THIS MORNING'S POST

THIS IS AN ORIGINAL POEM WRITTEN BY ME IN 1999/2000. PLEASE HONOR MY COPYRIGHT AND DO NOT USE WITHOUT EXPRESS WRITTEN PERMISSION.

The File Cabinet

My heart is like a drawer, for each thing there is a file. 
Some stay there forever and some for just a while. 
One day as I was kneeling, the Lord began to look. 
As he saw the files I kept, I watched as his head shook.

“My child, this will not do. These files do not belong. 
You felt that you would need them all, but oh you were so wrong.” 
I watched as He flipped through them, reading every tab. 
Leaving in the good ones and pulling out the bad. 

He left in peace and kindness, but hate went in the trash. 
It was followed by greed and gossip. They were destined to be ash. 
He pulled out jealousy and fear, but left in hope and faith. 
I watched as He worked diligently; determination on his face. 

When all the wickedness was gone, empty slots could be seen. 
I watched His face light up with joy; his eyes began to gleam. 
He filled each empty folder with all the love that it would hold. 
He slipped them back into my heart to stay as I grow old. 

He dusted off His hands and said “I’m finished. I must be on my way. 
Now that we’ve cleaned out those old files, I’m in your heart to stay. 
For though you thought I’d left you and you wondered where I’d been, 
I was here all along just waiting for room to enter in.”


Copyright Brenda Keefer 2000

1 comments:

Terri D said...

A lovely reflection for this Sunday morning!!