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Ephesians 2:8 "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.


LORD, my hands are empty now,
When, once they were so full;
All those plans…I had,
I discovered, they were all…my will.

How I tried to please You,
Did all that I could;
Wore myself out…completely,
Trying to do all that was good.

Years and years of good works,
That measured in the thousands;
Like Cain…of old,
I brought the work of my own hands.

And, like Cain…not accepted,
Not what God required;
Yet, so hard I tried to please Him,
Still…not what God desired.

How many times we try,
To Him…be well-pleasing;
Still, not His will for us,
This lesson we are learning.

Think about it…a minute,
Why was Abel's offering accepted;
The first-born of his flock,
The hope for Abel's future…still, he trusted.

And, when we turn from our good works,
The Cains of today;
Jealous…surely will become,
And, we…they shall want to slay.

Banished these Cains shall be,
With the mark of Cain upon them;
Cast out of God's garden,
These, shall God condemn.

Thank God…He had another plan,
When this had gone amiss;
Adam had yet…another son,
And, his name was Seth.

Our gracious God made provision,
He had appointed another;
Instead of Abel…who was slain,
Who was slain by his brother.

In time, Seth too…had a son,
His name was Enosh;
Then men began to call,
Upon the name of the LORD.

All our lessons could be learned,
From reading God's Word;
So much time and effort saved,
If we, too…called upon the name of our LORD.

Empty hands…Oh, empty hands,
But a good place to begin;
Nothing we have to offer God,
Only a life of sin.

And, He gladly took that life of sin,
So many years ago;
Again…made provision,
And, always it shall be so.

Christ Jesus…always the same,
Now, and forevermore;
God's promise to mankind,
Promise…to restore.

So, bring your empty hands,
Out-stretched, to Him…in need;
We cannot do it by ourselves,
To His will…we now concede.

Let Him fill your heart,
Fill…to overflowing;
With Himself…precious LOVE,
Empty hands…but, with heart's overflowing!


Oct. 28, 2000

Aimee Love

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