Frozen Morning


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An elderly woman sits at her kitchen table

Hoping to stay warm today if she is able

An Arctic blast from up North has arrived

Challenging her to survive and stay alive

The inside of the window is covered with ice

Thinking that having some heat would be nice

Her needs are quite simple at this time

Praying the thermostat will begin its climb

She huddles close to a burning candle for its bit of heat

Realizing that she needs another blanket for her feet

She lives alone without any other family close by

Aching, her heart seems ready to quit and cry

Suddenly, there is a knock at her frozen door

Opening it to discover the Lord brings more

A stranger with a fuel truck has finally arrived

Smiling, the woman begins to feel more alive

He fills her empty fuel tank until it’s almost full

Checking her boiler, it is working without a lull

A sense of inadequacy overwhelms the woman to tears

Feeling desperate, her pocketbook is empty she fears

The helpful man simply ignores her worries and leaves

Telling her that a shepherd will take care of her needs

The woman sits stunned and cannot understand to see

Looking down an isolated road that is as empty as can be

Who paid to fill her empty fuel tank?  She has no idea at all

Feeling a tender hug from high above, her Lord makes a call


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