Who are we, Jesus, to demand
proof from you of your integrity?
We are as nothing; a mere speck of dust
in the sphere of the universe.
We are created in your image;
we are battered and war torn by the trials of your enemy.
We have spattered your name with the filth of this world.
But you chose to stoop down to pick us up in your arms,
humor us by proving your worthiness.
You see the good in us that we do not see.
You make us worthy.
You do for us what we could not do for ourselves.
You are faithful even when we are not.
We have but one response—to lay down
our lives at your feet to do with it what you will;
and with that, all will be well.
—Michelle E. Robbins, December 10, 1990
Copyright © 2000 by Michelle E. Robbins. All rights reserved.