God gave a special charge to me
To give away for Him
The offer of new life in Christ
And pardon through His Name.
The gift’s the same for everyone,
But my part is to choose
The wrapping for this priceless gift
Which those who have can’t lose.
Sometimes I wrap it in a note,
An answer other times,
Sometimes a story is its cloak,
Sometimes in verse it shines.
The wrapping must reflect the gift
In beauty, truth, and grace,
And must be fitting for the time,
The person, and the place.
Lord, give me wisdom, give me love
Your gospel gift to share
With all I know and love and meet
Because You love and care.
Christina Joy Hommes