I Wonder








I Wonder, by Ruth Harms Cakin

You know, Lord, how I serve You
With great emotional fervor
In the limelight.
You know how eagerly I speak for You
At a woman’s club.
You know how I effervesce when I promote
A fellowship group.
You know my genuine enthusiasm
At a Bible study.

But how would I react, I wonder
If You pointed to a basin of water.
And asked me to wash the calloused feet
Of a bent and wrinkled old woman
Day after day
Month after month
In a room where nobody saw
and nobody knew.

from:  Tell Me Again, Lord, I forget by Ruth Harms Calkin © 1974 David C. Cook Publishing Co., Elgin IL 601120.