Do You See?
elderly lady died in the geriatric ward of a small
hospital near Dundee, Scotland.
It was believed that she had left nothing of
any value. When the nurses were going through her meager possessions,
they found the following poem.
I think you will agree that contrary to what
was first believed, she DID leave something of
do you see, nurses, what do you see?
What do you see when youíre looking at me?
Iím a small child of ten Ö with a father and
Brothers and sisters, who love one another.
bride at twenty, my heart gives a leap,
Remembering the vows that I promised to keep.
A woman of thirty, my young now grow fast,
Bound to each other with ties that should last.
forty, my children have grown and are gone,
But my manís beside me to see I donít mourn.
At fifty once more, babies play round my knee,
Again we know children, my husband and me.
an old woman now, and nature is cruel;
'Tis jest to make old age look like a fool.
The body, it crumbles; grace and vigor depart;
There is now a stone where once was a heart.
inside this old container a young girl still dwells,
And now and again my battered heart swells.
I remember the joys, I remember the pain,
And Iím loving and living life over again.
think of the years Ö all too few, gone too fast,
And accept the stark fact that nothing can last.
So open your eyes, nurses, open and see,
Not a crabby old woman; look closer Ö see Me!
are some things that WE
should see when we look at another person:
A person that is created
in the image of God (Genesis 1:26-27).
"For ALL have sinned and fall short of
the glory of God" (Romans 3:23).
A sinner for whom Christ
we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the
angels, for the suffering of death crowned with
glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God,
might taste death for everyone" (Hebrews
sinner that Christ wants to save!
He will save those who place their trust
in God (Hebrews 11:6), repent
of their sins (2 Corinthians 7:9-10), confess
Jesus (Romans 10:9-10), are baptized
(immersed) for the forgiveness of sin (Acts 2:38),
and continue to follow Him for the rest of their
lives (1 John 1:7).
David A. Sargent,
Church of Christ at Creekwood
1901 Schillinger Rd. S.
Mobile, Alabama 36695
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