Room for You

By Peggy EastmanMay 28, 2021
 Lord, we are too full of too many things
 of this life. We overflow; no spaces are left.
 And yet how can we be so filled up 
 and still feel so empty?
 Our thoughts swirl like dry leaves 
 in a sudden gust; our minds are churns
 being cranked too fast. Disparate, 
 distracting details skitter around the edges
 of our days and invade our sleep.
 What is so important from this life
 that it so fills us up, leaving us so empty?
    Please, Lord, sweep out the clutter
    and make room for You. 
 Are we not walking compendia
 of shopping lists, urgent e-mails
 and texts about to be sent, calls to 
 make, bills to pay, deadlines, decisions,
 groceries to buy and home repairs that
 need doing right now? How these consume us. 
    Please, Lord, sweep out the clutter
    and  make room for You. 
 Self-important busyness is no virtue, Lord;
 You reject it and so would we. 
 Did You not choose a simple unwed 
 teenager to bring Your Son into the world?
 Was He not born in a straw-strewn stable?
 Was His bed not a place where animals fed?
 Was He not first greeted by shy shepherds,
 approaching from fields on dust-covered feet? 
 Where was the royalty, where the pomp?
 No self-importance at that birth, Lord, only
 hearts humble enough to make room for You.
 What is so important from this life 
 that it so fills us up, leaving us so empty?
    Please, Lord, sweep out the clutter
    and make room for You. 

Copyright © by Peggy Eastman, 2021

magnifiercross linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram