My “What for?” Poem

I don’t know.

I don’t know what it is for, or who it is for.

And I’m no poet. However, this past Sunday while I was getting ready for church, I started writing this poem in my head and the lines were coming very quickly. I jumped onĀ  my computer and began typing away, making us all kinds of late.

If this poem blesses or encourages even one reader, then it was worth being vulnerable enough to share it.


7 Replies to “My “What for?” Poem”

  1. Hannah, I am in tears after reading this. You were certainly inspired by the Lord in writing it, and I thank you for allowing yourself to be vulnerable enough to share this most personal prayer (for I see it as both prayer and poem). I thank you and Brandon for having the courage to follow God’s will for you, to go into the desert and spread His Good Word. To be of service to the least of His people, and open up opportunities for many of us to do the same. To be an example to us of selflessness and obedience to God’s will. I will be forever grateful, for even a very short time, to have the opportunity to work side by side with you in carrying out your mission, and for helping to bring me close to this God of Abraham, who I so dearly need!

    May God continue to bless both of you on your journey, wherever it leads.

    1. Hi Terry! Thanks for your affirmation and generous comment! I love that you recognized it as a prayer and poem because you’re right it is exactly that! We’ve had the greatest privilege to invite people into something that has truly challenged us and blessed us and by being here we’ve been able to meet brothers and sisters from around the globe, like yourself! What a treasure that is! Love, Hannah

  2. I’m so glad you decided to share this prayer-poem, Sweetie! I believe that God, the God we all need, laid this on your heart to be a blessing and encouragement to others, no matter where they are in their journey. I love and agree with everything Terry said, and would only add that eternity will tell how far-reaching will be the results of your and Brandon’s labor, your love for Christ and for the people of Nicaragua. Jesus said those who leave father, mother and family to serve Him will be rewarded with family a hundred times over. You two are a testimony of His words. I love you!

  3. Beautiful Hannah, I truly believe the holy spirit speaks through us and was speaking clearly through you with this poem/prayer. It was meant to share and touch lives so thank you for bravely sharing.

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