The Shaking


THE SHAKING

“You are the salt of the earth,” Christ said.
A spice to preserve and to heal.
Meant to be seasoning…a relish of joy
For others to taste and to feel.
An influence with flavor, His curing of love
This is what God wants me to be.
But I’m trapped within self, caged within pride;
A prisoner who won’t be set free.
I’m good for nothing, then, it seems,
(Except to be trampled by men).
My savor is stale, stagnant and bland
When God’s seasoning is horded within.
Fear, doubt or pride trap me inside;
These are walls of my own making.
The only way to release His salt
Will be through God’s gentle shaking.
So shake me, He does. Life’s lessons are hard.
I must trust in the Master Chef’s hand.
He knows how much salt to sprinkle from me
Being SALT within me was His plan.

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About C.A. Simonson

C.A. (Candy) Simonson writes fiction and nonfiction short stories, articles and books. She has over 400 publications in national magazines, newspapers, and other tabloids. Her award-winning short stories have appeared in seven anthologies. The Journey Home trilogy, "Love's Journey Home," "Love Looks Back," and "Love's Amazing Grace," are Christian family drama/adventure/romance/mystery, based on true events. She has also put together an anthology of 56 short stories written in 26 sentences from A-Z in "A Quick Read." A children's speller/story coloring book was released in April 2017 featuring artwork and stories. A devotional with over 100 inspirational stories and poems is scheduled to be released in June 2017. Copies are available in paperback and digital format on Amazon, KOBO, iTunes, and Barnes and Noble. When she is not writing, she is painting, crafting, or fishing.
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