Creative Work


Katey Astleford, 20

I’m ordinary.
I’m an ordinary Christian,
a Christian who obeys the Ten Commandments,
goes to church,
and worships at the foot of the cross,
while others live their faith.
I’m an ordinary Christian,
doing ordinary things,
wishing to do extraordinary things,
not by my power
but by God’s power through me.
I want to be an extraordinary Christian,
a Christian who lives beyond the walls of the church,
who sees the physical needs
but also the needs of the soul,
a Christian who lives my faith,
who picks up the cross
and follows.

—from devozine (September/October 2011). Copyright © 2011 by The Upper Room®. All rights reserved.

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