Don't Chase Pretty

Cruel childhood friends
     gave me better gifts for
          birthdays and Christmases,
Pretty-wrapped boxes
     full of dirty-driveway rocks,
Than the gifts the world
     still offers us to this day:
          pretty-wrapped packages,
               with even prettier ribbons,
                    but with nothing but empty
Don't be fooled,
     don't chase pretty,
          don't settle for empty,
When God offers
     a gift so full, no lid,
          no bow could hope
               to ever keep it all in,
Salvation for our sins
     and a gracious guide within.

John 3:16
2 Corinthians 9:15
Acts 2:38

by J Alan R
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