Faith in My Old Purse


It’s old, tattered and worn; years of being hauled around, tossed here and there.

Its leather has grown wrinkled and showing its age.

Although it holds many things… keys, wallet, lipstick and gum;

There is always the rosary, kept in a secret pocket as a reminder that the carrier of this old purse is never alone.

There are times when the purse is nearly thrown out – its usefulness questioned.

A new one is found, tried for a time, only to reveal the secret pocket is not to be found and,

There is no space for the prayer-book that brings comfort.

So back to the old purse with its soft supple feel – nothing to fear from this old friend.

It’s all “broken-in” like a familiar companion who stands at the ready to hold what is necessary and dear.

     Has your faith stood the test of time, trail and joy?  For some people, in times of trial we question our faith or perhaps abandon it.  But if we stand faithful to what we believe, those times of trial can present an opportunity for God to reveal himself as  a tried and true savior who will not abandon us.  He does not send trials to us.  What he does is promise to walk with us through all trials and share in our pain.

Where is your faith?  Like the old purse, it may feel tattered and worn out, but let your faith be strong and unwavering in the face of life’s bitter times.   While a purse does indeed need to be replaced, our faith never does.  We are called to stand faithful no matter how tired, tattered or weary we feel.  God will always be there to carry us.  All we have to do is ask.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Sarah
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 11:24:12

    This is perfect! It describes that old purse and new purse “tries” perfectly!!

    Reply

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