Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Use Your Talents

Now that eternity nears,
The Kingdom of heaven will be
Like a man who called his servants
Before he left on a journey.

Who entrusted his property to
Each of the servants he owned,
And gave each one man some talents
Kindness the servants were shown.

Then the man went on his way,
And the servant with talents of five
Made due with the little he had
And through his wise actions he thrived.

The others did likewise as well,
Reaching the ultimate goal
But the servant who got one talent,
He buried it deep in a hole.

He did not use what he received
And so when the master came back
The talent he had was retrieved
Instead of gaining, he still lacked.

But the master was pleased with the ones
Who used the talents they had
He invited the servants to share
In his happiness, for he was glad.

And the servant with one talent,
The one with the least of them all,
His talent was given away
He wasn’t faithful with the small.

That servant was wicked and lazy
His master’s trust he could not keep
So he was thrown into darkness
Where there will be gnashing of teeth.

Jesus told this parable
And from this lesson we must learn,
That the talents He has given us
Must be well-used in return.

-- C.V., girl, age 14

Adapted from Matthew 25.

More of our children's poems: 
Reward of the Overcomer
Mirror of Christ

Author's note The poems in this blog were written by my children, ages seven through fourteen. The "Why This Blog" post explains how the Lord inspired these poems in answer to a prayer during illness. I also recommend visiting my children's blog, A Brush with Life, where you will also find beautiful art they have drawn for the glory of God. You can access my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master."  Graphic courtesy of Garden of Praise Educational Materials.  Now I'd like to ask a very important question.

Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"

Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.

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