Saturday, June 15, 2019

"Father and Son" by Ruth Bell Graham

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Sharp eyes he had, you say?
Yet I'll wager
they were filled with tears
many a day.
His heart watched, too,
for years;
and, busy as he was, he'd stand
filled with a yearning
for that son who'd left
for some far land,
love, and home--and him;
frantic for fun, debating
all he had learned;
and so, the Father stood
for his son's returning.

Some might pity
his grieving.
Some might scoff.
the Father watched him leaving
but, too,
He saw him coming back "when yet
a great way off."

Taken and adapted from "Clouds Are The Dust Of His Feet," by Ruth Bell Graham.