"I shall not live in vain."
Lately I feel like my eyes have been opened more than ever to the needs that exist all around me--in my city, in my neighborhood, in my extended and immediate family . . . physical needs, emotional needs, spiritual needs.
I know that in and of myself I cannot meet all of these needs. My personality is the type that always wants to try, though.
"Is there anything I can do?"
"How can I help?"
"I am here for you! / Thinking of you! / Praying for you!"
And I truly mean it! But when the needs are too great for me to bear or I end up not being there for someone, I become overwhelmed and sorrowful. One of my greatest fears is failing someone.
But I have to remember--I am not the one that people need (and I will fail). God is the one that people need (and he never will)! I just need to point the way to Him.
I just couldn't post the poem without sharing all the thoughts swirling around it in my head.
I think it is achingly beautiful.
I would love to hear--what's been on your mind lately?