BARNABAS IN CHURCH
When you go on your life’s tour,
Do you know what you’re good for…
I mean to say
Do you know your own way,
How you can ease someone’s chores?
I suppose you’d view me vain
Attempting to explain…
What little I know
Of my purpose so
The concept becomes more plain?
Spiritual gifts* I’m aware
Of, although some more may be there…
Include to encourage
Others to “endurage”**
To walk in their faith with care.
In the past I’ve often found
Pastors find me useful and sound…
Just to talk,
Not idolize and gawk
Or set them on pedestal ground.
I’ll often write poetry bidden
By a sermon that they have given…
I don’t know why
Anyone would cry,
Just using what I have been given.
* spiritual gifts…see Ephesians 4:7-13 and elsewhere
**1st Peter 4:8-11; Galatians 6:9