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Take a Risk

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One takes a risk when one invites the Lord 

Whether to dine, or talk the afternoon

Away, for always the unexpected soon

Turns up: a woman breaks her precious nard,

A sinner does the task you should assume,

A leper who is cleansed must show his proof:

Suddenly you see your very roof remove

And a cripple clutters up your living-room.

There’s no telling what to expect when Christ

Walks in the door. The table set for four

Must often be enlarged, and decorum

Thrown to the winds. It’s His voice that calls them,

And it’s no use to bolt and bar the door:

His kingdom knows no bounds of roof, of wall or floor.


Marcella M. Holloway (1913- )

P.S. I chose the above picture from Wikimedia as it depicts The Pearl of Great Price. Now if ever there was a story of someone taking an all or nothing risk!


About hurrah4books

I'm a writer and children's book editor based in Scotland.

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