Patricia Hofer

“More than What we Seem”

I wonder what I would be
If God did not live in me.
Would I dream? Would I wonder?
Would I even hope to own
A soul through eternity?

Wouldn’t I wander off in fear,
Seeking always, far and near,
Pushing and shoving my way
Along, without a purpose,
Nothing that rings true and clear?

I wonder what I would be
Without Christ alive in me,
Without his way of seeing,
Without his loving, unique
Individuality.

With his star not in my soul,
What would make my being whole?
I’d not know and I’d not care
As I lived alone, apart,
That there was no higher goal.

God be praised! That is not me,
Never what He meant to be
On that bright and shining day
When He breathed His breath of life
Into all humanity.

Then, lest we forget what’s done,
He sends Christ, His blessed Son.
Day by day he shines the way
Straight into our Father’s heart,
Hope and home for everyone.

So we wonder and daydream
On our own immortal theme.
God’s life hums within our soul,
And Christ’s transforming glow
Makes us more than what we seem.
©️ 2009, Patricia Hofer

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