Replenishing
    Footnotes

    “Replenishing,” Ensign, Sept. 1993, 57

    Replenishing

    Like the widow

    who fed Elijah

    with her last portion of meal

    and went again

    till famine’s end

    to find her reserves

    still fresh

    I sense the echo

    of an arid vessel

    sin my own heart—

    emptied by the ravages

    of earthly existence,

    robbed

    by the unkindness

    of circumstance

    and agency,

    broken, I look

    for what I count (and fear) to be

    one last portion of meal

    only to find

    like the widow of Zarephath

    that

    when I have given all,

    He has filled my vessel

    with yet another portion,

    taking me step by step

    in a path of gratitude

    to His feet.

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