June 25, 2000


The Gift


four months today away from “home” where so long I had lived

a stranger in a strange land, yet not strange to my God

loneliness, despair, sublimate to joy in sadness face

even in grief His care is never far, never gone, merely not

appreciated for the gift it truly is


“we know that in all things

God works for the good of those who love Him”


even my father Job knew that, and lived to love Him more

oh that even now, through this gift of life

I too will learn to love Him more

who has given rest where none was sought

but much was needed



A reflection of time well spent cared for by God

in His presence at Crossroads Community Church


The Gift
A poem by Peter Rhebergen

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