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Sidewalks Cracks

by Gertrude Jefferies

Examining the sidewalks of my life
Saw cracks imbedded deep with secret sin,
I tried to sweep away the grime and shame
But all I did was push it deeper in.

And then one day a very special Friend,
Watched as I tried in vain to sweep away
The shame of secret sin entrenched so deep,
Then quietly these words I heard Him say:

"I have a special tool that works so well,
Will clean those cracks and leave nothing behind."
I said, "please Jesus, will you use that tool
And cleanse my life, so even the cracks shine?"

Then as He scanned the sidewalk of my life,
Saw all the cracks I'd tried in vain to glean,
He gently poured His precious, cleansing Blood
Into each crack, and made them sparkling clean.

And now each day the Water of His Word
Removes each speck before it finds a place
To hide within the sidewalk of my life,
Each crack kept clean by "God's redeeming Grace."

This poem was a finalist in the October 2011 poetry contest

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