Would you set them down please?
The pens and notebooks
Your duty, your challenge
Is not to scribble
Though everyone around you does
Your duty is to listen
Listen to Paul’s words
And his context
And his spirit of earnest intercession
For eyes and hearts to be opened
To the greatness of God’s power
To us-ward who believe
And the intimate familiarity
And knowledge available
To those who reach up.
You’re still note taking
That you might study the Word better?
Nope, hear it now
Let your hearts be the tablet
Trust the Spirit to bring remembrance.
The “later” is for distribution
To hungry and opened souls.
You treasure this pause in gathering
This “huddle” of the redeemed?
Rather treasure the holier moment
Out there, making disciples.
Serving the hurting.
As Jesus said you would.
And if not, why not?