Creative Work


Fred Elsasser

One giver giving many gifts;
     the giver is our God.
God’s Holy Spirit touches us
     with matchless gifts of love.
We each serve God in different ways,
     but we all serve the One,
Displaying the Holy Spirit’s power
     till God’s full work is done.
God gives the gift of wisdom’s voice
     to some who learn and teach.
To some God gives the gift of faith,
     to some the power to preach.
The healer’s touch God gives to some
     discernment others have.
The power to work miracles
     to some God chooses to give.
All these and more God gives to us,
     to whom God does decide.
God’s Holy Spirit ever true
     wherever God resides.


Discover the many gifts God gives in 1 Corinthians 12:4–13.

FOCUS: Ask God to show you opportunities to use your gifts this week.


—from devozine (May/June 1999). Copyright © 1999 by The Upper Room®. All rights reserved.

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