Advent: Gifts

When your best

isn’t good enough


When your acts of kindness

go unnoticed or

fall flat like a pancake

missing the plate

onto the dusty floor


When the recipient

of your kindness

doesn’t appreciate

your efforts



how God’s kindness to us

was spurned


At the inn:

“No room here, try the stable.”


At the cross:

“Crucify Him!”


He knows

He sees how we suffer

He can relate

When our deeds

go unnoticed


He on the other hand

appreciates our every effort

and receives each with

a warm singing heart

and outstretched hands

Thank you is his response

to our feeble gifts


May our thank yous

ever increase

as our hearts expand

to become

grateful people

© 2013 Julie Clark

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