To Lose is the Greater Gain

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Why do I think I should win when losing is all I know?
How did I expect to fly like a hawk against the snow?
When do I think I’ll become what Christ has made me be?
Is Hope on earth no more than a soothing cup of tea?

A day of rejoicing is bliss
But like a lover’s first kiss
Too soon the taste is flavored
With subtle words of disfavor

No, the game is not played to score
For the winner gains no more
Than a super-inflated ego
A feigned array of hues and tones

But losses are the strength
Of my soul’s breadth and length
And when this body lays bereft
My soul will arise from this cleft

Once for all Christ will prove His Word
The truth of hope will ere’ endure
No burden or hint of despair
Will stop me soaring through the air

Though loss may find me rattled
I won’t withdraw from my next battle
I will fight with greater fervor
Christ will be my life preserver

“For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.” (Matthew 16:25, NASB)

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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