XL. When years ago, so far from hope and home

“So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.” Mt 5:48

When years ago, so far from hope and home,

I felt adrift and begged, Lord, your direction,

Unsure of when to move or where to roam,

I had no thought of seeking Your perfection.

I longed for a career, a life on earth,

Stability in temporal affairs.

I knew your knowledge of me knows no dearth,

And begged for you to guide me through all snares.

You heard me, and led not to wealth or fame,

Nor to profession in which I excel,

But drew me to Yourself, my heart to tame,

My love to waken, dread fear to dispel.

What mercy! What a treasure, and unsought!

I longed for You, though sin fast held me caught.

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About Victoria Grefer

Victoria is a New Orleans girl, born and raised, with an appreciation for the charm of the Deep South. She has a bachelor's degree in Spanish and English and a master's degree in Spanish literature, all from the University of Alabama. From the age of six she dreamed of becoming a writer, and her writing career begin in the third grade with a series of stories about herself and her friends solving mysteries. She self-published the Herezoth trilogy between 2012 and 2014 and is working on its second edition. She is soon to be a graduate student of theology.
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