God Can Handle Tears Too!

She was so small, her arms so tiny and pale.
Ribbons from her golden hair gracefully fell.
Her cheeks were touched with the kiss of a rose.
Her eyes sparkled above her turned up nose.

She was dresses all in lace from head to toe.
My eyes consumed her gentle childlike glow.
Her hands were so tiny and oh, so were her small fingers.
My thoughts were captivated as ones often lingers.

It was then I noticed the small white boots she wore.
She walked unsteadily and I wondered what for?
“Daddy’s gonna buy me a pair of black shiny shoes.
He is even gonna even let me be the one to choose”!

I smiled a loving smile to let her know I cared.
I didn’t know what else to say to this child so I just shared.
My time was really not important I had plenty today.
So I stood to listen to what this child had to say.

“I’ve had Polio and I can’t walk too good yet.
But Daddy says God hasn’t finished healing me,so not to fret.”
I watch as she tried again and again.
I even caught myself reaching out to lend her my hand.

But she kept on going hobbling her way along,
While I felt unworthy standing on my legs so strong.
As she stumbled out of sight, my eyes shed a tear.
I wondered if my children would be stricken that year.

The hospitals were full of adults and lots of children.
And there I stood ashamed, standing waist deep in my sin.
How could I ask a Holy God to pass over my little one,
He knew all the lies and the sins I had done.

I had turned around and was ready to walk,
When I heard that little girl start to talk.
I stopped and I listened with eager ears.
“Don’t worry Mister, God can handle your tears!”

I remember that day as if it were just yesterday.
I remember exactly what that man had to say.
I remember that little girl very well you see.
That little girl long ago just happened to be …me!

God gave me a seed and said “Go sow it!”
So here you have it from the lips of a poet!

Written by Sybil Shearin 7-2002

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