Investing in God

Sun is setting

tractor silhouette

Rusty farmer

Acres set

Soiled hands

No soap can clean

Loves his land

Mind is keen

Loves his wife

45 years

Loves his boys

Has no fears.

Know them all

Raised them well

Two months off

Miss this smell.

He’d do anything

so they go

for his love

First time though

Tells his boys

You got this

Off they go

One last kiss

Mom is happy

She deserves this

Worked so hard

Made life bliss

All turn back

Hands on hips

Look at each other

We got this

green grass field during sunset
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First one takes 

His lot of land

Talks to neighbors

deed in hand

convincing son

they sign on

doubles acres

investment strong

Second son

does the same

all to glory

father’s name

Third son

troubled boy

stays inside

internet toy

addiction plagues

screens hide

no one knows

precious mind

sees their Father

coming home

ready to show

how they’ve


first two boys

great success

father smiles

feels so blessed

All of this,

I leave to you

Because you did

What you had to do

proud of you

honest sons

worked hard

job is done

You invested

everything in

Task was ripe

now you win!

Turns back

looks at him

shoulders down

looking grim

Dad worked hard

loved so long

mirror child

Son did wrong

shoulders down

disappointed you

Lazy son

scuffs his shoe.

sorry dad

I was wrong

Let me show

I belong.

I need help

Do you see

This is what

is troubling me

Dad says

love you son

don’t forget

what you’ve done

Don’t squander

life away

work hard

Don’t decay

Love is shown

Not expected

No investment

yet NOT rejected

Price for sin

comes at cost

Don’t forget

what you lost

Give to first

what you had

Second chance

He’s not mad

Accepts the punishment

turns around

Sees the wrong

Love abounds!

Christian family

always gathers

supports the one

Love showers

Life is greater

now with knowing

Family strong

Love abounding.

Matthew 25:14-30

The Parable of the Bags of Gold

14 “Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. 15 To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag,[a] each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. 16 The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gained five bags more. 17 So also, the one with two bags of gold gained two more. 18 But the man who had received one bag went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money.

19 “After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them. 20 The man who had received five bags of gold brought the other five. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with five bags of gold. See, I have gained five more.’

21 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’

22 “The man with two bags of gold also came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with two bags of gold; see, I have gained two more.’

23 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’

24 “Then the man who had received one bag of gold came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed. 25 So I was afraid and went out and hid your gold in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.’

26 “His master replied, ‘You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed? 27 Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest.

28 “‘So take the bag of gold from him and give it to the one who has ten bags.29 For whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. 30 And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

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