God’s Glorious Contrary Ways


Who’d ever put treasure in frail jars of clay?
Come to us in our failure not strength,
Choose the weakest and least,
The discarded, not kings,
Recruit from the gutter for His family?

Who’d take objects of scorn:
Vile cross, crown of thorns,
And die to slay death,
Conquer hell, sin and grave?
Who’d pick children and slaves
The most frightened not brave,
Broken, outcasts, poor, lost,
As the ones He would save?

Only One ever did
Humblest King in our midst,
Calling sinners to Him
To be cleansed, made brand new;
Who took Love as His sword,
Fought to win us to God,
Loving Savior from heaven,
Jesus Christ, one true Lord!

“I have come to call not those who think they are righteous but those who know they are sinners and need to repent.” Luke 5:32 (NLT)

“But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that the surpassing power belongs to God, and not to us.” 2 Corinthians 4:7 (NLT)

© 2019 Karen DiProspero

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4 responses to “God’s Glorious Contrary Ways”

  1. Your words are truly an inspiration for others. Your poetry holds such meaning! Such an interpretation ; what a gift you share.

    • Your kind words are so appreciated and are very encouraging to me. Thank you! It’s a newfound joy for me to write!

      May your Easter be Love-, Joy- and Hope-filled!

    • Thank you for taking the time to read and to comment! My heart’s desire is to always honor the Lord Jesus through my writing!
      Have a glorious Resurrection Sunday celebration!

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