(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope in Hem and Shawl, opted and fashioned by ‘All Abba!’ for me.”)
You’re living it all for you and for them.
You’re serving your own ego. Martha served
to impress them, her apron a “hurt hem.”
The Hem of His Garment is you deserved.
I do it all to ask, “Aren’t you impressed?”
You respond, “Not really. Why? You’re ashamed?”
All I know is Abba, The Father, blessed
me to touch His Hem, so why me acclaimed?
“All Abba!” all we cry. We’re adopted
to sonship, The Father we impress all.
Let them have their say. Says Abba, “Opted!
Opted and fashioned you mine, Hem and Shawl.”
Bless their hems, they love you as best, “Ah ha!”
Bless our hems, we love them best, “All Abba!”