Before My Cells Were Formed

God said to me that I’d been known since long before my cells were formed.

A holy mission and a name were likewise built into my frame.


I tried to wiggle out of it. I claimed by youth I was unfit.

God countered, “You will go to do and say whatever I tell you.”


“Fear not, I’ve got your back, there’s none who can undo what I have done.”

God touched my mouth to put the words that I then spoke, and you have heard.


Appointed over sovereign states, to set up or annihilate,

I’m not a happy prophet, though, wherever God might point, I’ll go. 


Photo: “Makeup artist paints lips with lip pencil” by wuestenigel is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Source: Jeremiah 1:4-10

Text: David Alexander, 2022  CC BY-NC SA 4.0

Tune: Wendell, Public Domain 


Audio:  Used by Permission

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