A Dandy Lesson

Written by Lisa DeVinney on . Posted in poetry

I picked a little dandelion, 
Put it in a cup,
Took it to the kitchen sink;
And there, I filled it up.

Went about my daily chores,
And found, to my surprise,
That ere the sun had even set,
My dandelion died.

But I was very busy,
Didn’t throw the weed away;
And was surprised, indeed, to see
It opened, the next day.

You see, it hadn’t really died;
But in my haste, I’d said
That just because the blossom closed,
It surely must be dead.

The lesson here was clear, to me:
I’d only judged by sight,
And didn’t see the life still hidden,
When it closed up tight.

How many times, I wondered,
Have I judged a heart that way;
Thinking they’re beyond God’s reach
Because they’d walked away?

But all they needed was the Son
To stir their heart, again;
To offer grace in time of need,
Forgiveness of their sin.

It has been said that no one is
So lost, God cannot save.
Oh, may I ne’er forget this 'dandy'
Lesson learned, today.

“For the LORD does not see as man sees;
for man looks at the outward appearance,
but the LORD looks at the heart.”
1 Samuel 16:7b NKJV
©Lisa DeVinney, June 2008


+1 # Jean ryan 2016-09-09 18:17
Thk u for allur poems a encouragement
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0 # Lisa 2016-09-10 23:37
You're welcome, Jean! Thanks for letting my know you were here and encouraged. :-)
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