The Circle of Us

We start by understanding that there is Truth.

We see our sin and realize God is our only hope.

We encounter him and find joy.

We find a small circle of others like us and settle into comfort.

We feel good about us.

We forget our sin and unworthiness;

We forget God wants us to wash feet,

Carry a cross,

Follow in his steps.

We feel good about us.

We see others’ sins, but not their wounds, their needs.

We look hard at their sins;

We forget our own.

Our little circle is snug.

We feel good about us.

Excerpted from Restoring the Shattered. Nancy E. Head’s Restoring the Shattered is out in paperback! Get your copy here!

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18 Replies to “The Circle of Us”

  1. Powerful Sister very powerful! It truly is time for the Body of Christ to wake up and get up! We must be about the Father’s business instead of about our own. The time is definitely now….thanks for your powerful message God Bless!!!

  2. Oh Nancy, this poem is powerful and challenging. Lord, have mercy on us. Stir our hearts for the wounds of others. Give us eyes to see their hurt, ears to hear their cry, hearts willing to give and give again. Just like Jesus did for us.

  3. A thousand times yes! Thank you for sharing your heart like his, sister. We must be about binding the brokenhearted and restoring the shattered.

  4. So true! We slip into this pattern of complacency and self deception so frequently. Meanwhile, all around us are the people who need us to be the hands and the feet of Jesus. You hit the target with this post!

  5. This was so convicting, Nancy. Thank you. Sometimes it’s so hard to get caught up in our own faith journey, but it’s NOT just about us. We’re all the body of Christ.

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