In Ephesians 3, Paul bends over backwards and strains his amazing mental thesaurus to communicate to his readers that God is the very essence of abundance. Given this, what do we do when our hearts need truth in the moment? When all that our eyes can see feels like “not enough”?
In days of abundance, we preserve,
Whether it’s green beans in a jar,
Or a meal,
Made in advance for a busy day.
When the soul-famine gnaws,
And the silence of God echoes abandonment,
The Truth —
Vacuum sealed in this jar of clay —
Unlike last Tuesday’s meatloaf
Or the manna
(with its one-day shelf life),
God’s mercies are new every morning,
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