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I can't take credit for this poem, for I am not a poet. It was, rather, given to me by God as a Word of encouragement to His people that, through the broken places in our lives that often cause us to feel that we are of no use, His Love can flow out to reach others.

Broken Vessels

Broken vessels, fit for service
Once, when whole, what could they do?
Only hold within themselves
That which they poured out by choice
But, once broken, looking useless
What can that vessel hold within?
Nothing - for what pours inside
Flows out, as it is meant to do

Through the cracked and broken places
In our lives, His Love flows out
Reaching those we would not pour to
What we cannot hold within
Needing daily His refilling
First for us, and then to them
Yielded vessels, now made worthy
By forgiveness of our sins

Thank you, God, for broken places
Of great value in Your hands
Whole myself, I might not serve You
Broken, You may have control
Pouring in as You desire
Sometimes more and sometimes less
Always that to reach to others
Through my yielded brokenness

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10 Visitor Comments

Kim
I am learning this very thing. God is showing me the truth of this poem. Love it!
maxine
Held spiritual truths
Claud
GREAT!
Rhonda
Encouraging poem sent down from above... With meanings much more than just the words. God molds us each day, and gives us that little edge. God Bless
Sandra
God gave me a vision of this poem over two years ago, which I later made an illustration of. This message was spoken as a word from the Lord at my church about two weeks later. And now I see once again how good God is as He confirms His message through this beautiful poem.
Sherry
Beautiful!
Matt
Great Poem.one of the bettter ones
Kelly
This is a very beautiful poem. God has given you talent.Thank you for sharing it with me and with so mant others.
Toni
I really liked this poem.
HILDA
THIS POEM REALLY TOUCHED MY LIFE. I READ IT DURING A DIFFICULT PERIOD OF MY LIFE AND I WAS ABLE TO FIND HOPE WHILE I READ IT. I EVEN SENT IT TO A FRIEND. I LOOK FORWARD TO READING MORE OF YOUR POEMS. THANK YOU.

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