Monday, June 27, 2011

When God Wants to Drill a Man

I first heard this poem from a radio message by Ravi Zacharias titled "Is There Not a Cost?" I was so encouraged and scared at the same time that I searched for it in the web. I repost it here for I know it will help a lot of suffering Christians undergoing various trials.

When God Wants to Drill a Man

When God wants to drill a man,

And thrill a man,
And skill a man
When God wants to mold a man
To play the noblest part;

When He yearns with all His heart
To create so great and bold a man
That all the world shall be amazed,
Watch His methods, watch His ways!

How He ruthlessly perfects
Whom He royally elects!
How He hammers him and hurts him,
And with mighty blows converts him

Into trial shapes of clay which
Only God understands;
While his tortured heart is crying
And he lifts beseeching hands!

How He bends but never breaks
When his good He undertakes;
How He uses whom He chooses,
And which every purpose fuses him;
By every act induces him
To try His splendor out-
God knows what He's about.

Note: As there is no one yet who has come forward to claim this poem as their property, I post it here. However, I am only too glad to give credit to whoever wrote this wonderful poem, and I am willing to remove this from my blog should I need to do so.


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  2. 1. This is not the complete poem. 2. A version of the poem, in which 'Nature' is substituted for 'God' in many places, was purportedly written by one Angela Morgan. 3. Here is the link: