Roger, our cheerful elderly neighbor
came to the door with two plastic bags
of oddly-shaped cucumbers and pale tomatoes
that ripen red in the sun.
Our tiny daughter greeted him (in her underwear),
“You’re not my grandpa.”
“No,” said Roger cheerfully,
“But I am a grandpa. To Lila.”
“Ohhhhh…” said our girl, cheerfully.
That morning I prayed
for a few necessities
with expectation and thankfulness
and I felt the full fast faith of a kid
fill my chest for an instant
in the freshness of the garden vegetables.
Granted by way of a cheerful neighbor,
my pale prayer
ripened red in the son.
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer,
believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
image: painting by Tina Wassel Keck
simply freak’n fantastic! I love the poem, love the blog name, love the tag line, love the elegance. Can’t wait for the next post!
Thank you Ben! feels good to get started, and your thoughts on the look and feel are reassuring. xo
What a beginning! I felt my heart fill for an instant with pure faith – wow!
Gorgeous, just gorgeous. Is that you art work?
Thank you for reading my post! and for your kind comment.
Just the poem is min – the art is by daily painter Tina Wassel Keck.
Just beautiful Emily! The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree…love May Everlasting and now I have Silver Pennies to expire me and make me smile. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you Pam! any comparison to May 1st is a wonderful compliment. Lv, em
PS happy to see “inspire” on your second comment – wouldn’t want Silver Pennies to expire anyone… 😉
Inspiration good! Expiration not so much!
That would be inspire me!
What a beautiful story. It spoke to my heart and testifies to how the Lord has miraculously provided in “the 11th hour” on so many occasions. I love how creative God is when he generously gives us exactly what we need.
Thank you Sierra! I love your blog, so seeing your comment on my first post is especially meaningful. blessings, em