Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Heart-matters



 

Man looks upon the face, the hair
Our stature and the clothes we wear
We cannot see the hidden part
For only God looks on the heart

We judge a man by what we see
Of pride or of humility
And we may fool with careful art
The eyes that cannot see the heart

But fools will trust a fool’s disguise
Forgetting that the true man lies
Not in appearance’s vain part
But in the measure of the heart

We look upon the face, the hair
Our stature and the clothes we wear
But God sees far beyond the skin
For He beholds the heart within

© Janet Martin


The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart." 1 Sam. 16:7

2 comments:

  1. I really, really like this poem. The picture you've selected to go with it creates a powerful impression.

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  2. Tim, isn't that picture worth a thousand words?:)

    Thank-you for sharing your thoughts.

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