18 September 2010

Salt - A Magpie Tale

He asks me to be salt
salt that purifies
salt that flavours, awakens taste
salt that creates thirst for Living Water

To pass through a narrow place
grain by grain
squeezed but not crushed

There seems so much time, yet
then in a rush, empty

How many chances
to be flipped again
before His final turn?

Salt is good for seasoning. But if it loses its flavor, how do you make it salty again? You must have the qualities of salt among yourselves and live in peace with each other. Mark 9:50 NLT

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steveroni said...

BOY! I gotta THINK about that--how many times/turns are left.

It used to be between 1 and 100,000
Now it's more like between 1 and a few hundred???


Claudia said...

i like this one of yours - and i was taken by that line
"salt that creates thirst for Living Water"
never thought of it like that

Kathe W. said...

I had to read this several times to begin to understand the complexity ( I can be quite dense you know)- how many chances to be flipped again-wonderful line-
lots to be learned and to think about here.

gretchen g. said...

Meaningful. Like others, reread. It was reading with pleasure and thoughtfulness. Thank you.

Unknown said...

very thought provoking.
I am hoping the Lord is patient with me :)


Tumblewords: said...

Provocative - the universal question. Nice work.

christine said...

A lovely christian take on the prompt... yes we need His salt to live our lives.


Sandra Heska King said...

Squeezed but not crushed.

This is a salty poem.

Tess Kincaid said...

I like the notion of being salt in this world. And we do often have to pass through those narrow passages. Simple and profound. Great Magpie.

Anonymous said...

brilliant piece.

kathi harris said...

Indeed, how many chances will we get? And will we know when it's the last one?

Carrie Van Horn said...

This is beautiful and so full of truth. :-)