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creating me [using words]

Jeremiah 1.4-10

In the womb of God
Jeremiah was born
a prophet

Called forth
from an early age
too young to speak

except to share
God’s own words

in that incarnational
baby prattle
the world discredits

while it stirs up soil,
deposits seed,
uproots all things

with monosyllable
sounds, gurgling
a blessed truth

too heavenly
to be heard
by the self-assured.

An empty vessel
will serve truth best—
young, shy enough

to listen first, then speak
by imitating God’s first tongue,
that mother-to-baby-babble.

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