Emptied to Be Filled

Emptied to Be Filled

Chosen chalice, holy grail,Earthen vessel, sin abated,You deign to fill me with Yourself:Common cup now elevated. Emptied often by exhaustion,Bruised by stress, depleted, torn,Expended, poured out, parched, and arid,By daily cares dried up and worn. Frightened by my...
An Empty Vessel

An Empty Vessel

What was wrong? I was totally burned out. We were on vacation and I said “Lord, please don’t make me care about anybody. I don’t have anything left.” But God stirred my compassion for the deaf cook at the place we were staying.  So I finally gave in and prayed that...