Christian Writers and Editors are Window Washers

WINDOW WASHER

We need to perceive the Truth.

Yet, darkly we peer through the glass.

Clean me for use

Free me to serve

Lift me to reach

That I may wash windows for You.

Wrong doctrine obscures

Gray living besmears

Raw weather, it blurs

The pane on this side.

Provide a soft cloth—not abrasive

The vision to transcend the obstructive

And courage to rub for perfection

Searching

Editing

Polishing

Till, through one clear corner,

Someone sees You.

~~~~~~~~~~~~

—Catherine Lawton

from the book, Remembering Softly: A Life In Poems © 2016


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  9 comments for “Christian Writers and Editors are Window Washers

  1. icedmocha34
    May 6, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    Reblogged this on Icedmocha34.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. May 7, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    WONDERFUL CHRISTIAN ANALOGY!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. May 7, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    “OPEN OUR EYES….HOLY SPIRIT…MAY OTHERS SEE JESUS THROUGH AND IN US!”

    Like

  4. May 7, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    What a wonderful post.. thanks to Jonathan, I bumped into to your lovely blog.

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    • May 7, 2014 at 9:27 pm

      Thanks and welcome, Ellen. I’m glad you found us.

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      • May 7, 2014 at 9:32 pm

        🙂 Me too – God has a great way of doing that 😉

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  5. January 17, 2017 at 10:26 am

    Reblogged this on Cladach Publishing and commented:

    Yes, so aware these days that “darkly we peer through the glass.” Praying for “vision to transcend the obstructive…”

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  6. January 17, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    Once before you used this analogy (in a blog?), and it was impactful. How true of our need, our desire and the Holy Spirit’s help.

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