Monday, October 3, 2016

A Humble Heart


©2016 Susan Noyes Anderson

Are we not all beggars
before our risen Lord?
In death, all things are lost to us,
save those He hath restored.

His love and grace lend healing balm
to soothe the weeping soul.
Through His atoning sacrifice
is every man made whole.

Our Savior came into this world
all blessings to impart.
What will we offer in return,
if not a humble heart?

"The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: 
a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise." 
Psalms 51:17

"And ye shall offer for a sacrifice unto me a broken heart and a contrite spirit." 
3 Nephi 9:20

8 comments:

Grandma Honey said...

"In death, all things are lost to us,
save those He hath restored."

That is a very humbling thought.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

A humble heart is a wonderful offering!!

Stef said...

Sue, have you ever submitted your work to the Ensign? or any of the church publications? This one is beautiful!

Gail said...

Very beautiful written. Thought provoking and humbling.

yaya said...

Beautiful poem again. I do love your thoughts put on paper..or I should say computer! I agree with Stef..you should have things put in the Ensign!

Karen Mortensen said...

Very nice Sue. Love your writing.

kaykuala said...

What will we offer in return,
if not a humble heart?

Mankind is forever seeking blessings and generous returns. For all the salvation and protection it is too modest to offer in return. There are a lot more to be extended. Very true Sue!

Hank

LeAnn said...

Oh my dear friend; this is lovely! You bare a strong testimony in this one. Thanks for sharing your talent with words. Love you much! Hugs~

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