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The Little Place

by Lewis Hamilton
From the book “The Gardener and My Garden” c1997

There’s a little place in each of us
that only God can fill
Though this seems very simple
it goes fully against our will

We try to fill this little place
wth things that we can see,
with fame or with fortune
but these just won’t fit the need

We place our relationships
into that little place
becoming so dissatisfied
when they blow up in our face

We place our little idols there
be it sports or family
They cannot fill this little place
where only God should be

We force our job where God should be,
maybe that will satisfy
Then when we feel so empty
we know that it’s a lie

We judge the success of others
by nice clothes they wear,
thinking we are far better
when we see their long hair

Sometimes we see other’s worth
by their body size
We see someone overweight
and think they aren’t too wise

We’re good at putting people down
because of their bad sins
When we don’t have God in his place
we’re no better than them

The definition of success
needs to be redefined
We need to look past what is seen
and have a change of mind

It’s not through wealth or fame,
success is only through God’s grace
It doesn’t start from things we see
but how we fill that little place.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy
and peace as you trust in him,
so that you may overflow with hope
by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 15:13


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4 thoughts on “The Little Place

  1. i realy like this cuz

  2. Jan Beazely on said:

    Enjoyed your poem so much… So very True…Our success in anything we do is only accomplished by His and through His Grace.

  3. Dian5 on November 6, 2012 at 8:10 pm
    This place definitely exists in us all. I think, even though it’s deep inside us, that you can tell by simply looking into someone’s eyes, whether or not it’s filled with the light of our Savior. Thank you for the warm and wonderful things you choose to write about. The subjects you choose are universal to us all and the more we have in common, the better we can make the world!

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