“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.