The Measure

"But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure
of the gift Christ.  Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of 
the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the 
measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ."
Ephesians 4:7&13

Perhaps a child 
Would use a measure
To show his friend 
The height of his stature.

The young damsel, perchance, 
Might measure her width
To see whether she be 
The perfect fit.
Some cooks, no doubt,

Do measure the food
The see that it comes
To the fulness it should.

The carpenter true,
Of knowledge and skill,
Doth measure his craft;
Perfection to tell.

Divers are their methods,
But common to all,
They strive for perfection,
They aim for a goal.

A new year approaches
And with it will come
Our new resolutions,
"This year I will run."

We'll reach for new heights
(While watching our weight),
If we can make it through New Year's-- 
And keep a "clean slate".  :)

In whatever we do
For this we must strive;
That our lives would match up
To the measure of Christ.

For all on this earth
That may bring us pleasure
Falls short of the Treasure
That's far beyond measure.

Copyright © Elisabeth Linzey 2013

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