Willing Sacrifice

    “Willing Sacrifice,” Ensign, Dec. 2013, 45

    Willing Sacrifice

    A quiet knock comes at the door,

    A contrite sinner ushered in.

    One panged with sorrow and regrets

    Yearns to abandon worldly chains

    And free himself from Satan’s grasp.

    A chosen man, ordained of God,

    Listens to the heartfelt plea for

    Deliverance and clemency.

    He, like the Savior, longs to help

    This wayward lamb rejoin the flock.

    And while he serves, his helpmate waits

    As Heaven heals a wounded soul.

    Her offering—a patient heart

    Unseen by everyone but Him

    Who notices the widow’s mite.

    The author lives in Alberta, Canada. Apple Pie, by Walter Rane © IRI.