Saturday, March 23, 2013

A Small Member--By Christine Tate--United States

A Small Member

Give me ears to hear Lord,
keep my feet on solid ground,
help me walk the narrow path
where wisdom can be found.

Sweep out the corridors
of my cluttered mind,
and purify my thoughts
that deep inside You find.

Cleanse my speech Lord
so it glorifies Your name,
and edifies the listener
as Your gospel I proclaim.

I'm just a small member
in Your kingdom family,
but can make a big impression
because YOU dwell in me!

Christine Tate lives in New Jersey. She is the mother of three married sons and has eight grandchildren. She started writing inspirational poetry in 1994, and is blessed to encourage others and honor the Lord. She was widowed in 2007 and met her new husband Artie, a widower, in the nursing facility where their late mothers resided. They've been happily married for 2 1/2 years. Since neither of them ever expected to marry again, they consider it a "divine appt."


  1. We are all small members when it comes to the scheme of things - but His love is big enough to take care of all whether we are large or small. Lovely poetry...

    Rhoda Galgiani

  2. Thank you, Sara Kendrick, for the following comment--

    Christine Tate from US...I enjoyed reading her work about being just a small member of church..Her work was very well composed..It spoke of her faith and humility..


  3. Thank you, Christine, for your comment for Rhoda today. I know she will enjoy it. I appreciate your willingness to support others. So glad to have you a part of the Whispers community.


  4. Thank you, Phyllis Babcock, for the following comment--

    Nice inspirational write on this lovely poem.