That hidden gem is the one least expected when found. It’s the one not being sought. It’s expectantly unexpected. When it’s kicked up from the dust and brush from where it is nestled, it isn’t immediately recognized.
It’s often kicked away when stumbled upon. But that slight glisten in the sunlight as it rolls away catches the eye, inviting one more perusal. After this, it is often cast away forever, lost in some forgotten past. The treasure most precious, unrecognized, unappreciated, and quickly forgotten.
Know iron pyrite ain’t gold
wizard nothing ’bout poetry
a little bud
In the eye of the beholder,
or maybe yes
poet is still born.
Lord have mercy, I have stepped into many varmint snares and viper holes while looking and experimenting, as I wander down the path of explorers, while on the road of Calvary. This narrow passage called The Way.
Scars? They’re only scars. And I know more are to come. It doesn’t hurt. Silently I scream so the devil doesn’t hear and delight in the tip. Tears edge the rim but don’t overflow, ’cause my bottle’s full. Laughter billows up saving filled cup before one more droplet joins in.
(There Was a Man from Uz)
Curse God, she said,
Silly woman. Cover your eyes.
No need for you to see.
You stay here,
I’ll go there
and cover my ears instead,
“There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.
2 And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters.
3 His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the east.” Job 1:1-3
~But Job (Jobe) loses his whole estate. Then he loses his health. Then he loses his friends. Then he cries out that he vehemently requests a face to face meeting with God to question, “Why have I been treated this way? What have I done wrong!?” God answers, “Who are you to question My ways?” God goes into detail with questions for Job. Job is humbled to repentance. Job’s relationship with God grows higher than it has ever been before. His tie had been mere as a righteous man before God. Now he and God were friends, and THAT became the reason he lived righteous before God.
I recommend reading the full story. It’s a good lesson in redemption when we think we are already doing OK. (Book of Job, OT).
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