The Carpenter Knows Me

The Carpenter knows me
He has fashioned me
For such a time as this
In this thing called life
With all its plot twists


I started as wood
Even my heart
But he broke me apart
He used chisels
And screws
To make me new


I hated this process
How it still goes on!
I measured my success
By how polished others were
But you said, “You are a beautiful mess”


But you taught me through the pain
And clipping away rusting character traits
Ones that are way past an expiration date
I thought I had solutions in my mind
But I see the tools start to rotate


And I know it’s time
To change me in a whole new way
At a molecular level
Get past the agony
And resist the devil


You have always been there
You won’t stop now
I can always feel you somehow
Even in all this peeling away
Scarred people run from the Lord
But renewed ones run toward


(C) Carly Wiggins May 2022

4 thoughts on “The Carpenter Knows Me

  1. Wow, super meaningful! Very true.. renewed people run to God, even when it hurts and there are challenges. They cling to him and have faith.
    Thank you for the inspiration 😊

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      1. Exactly what I’m thinking! He’s the one who holds our hands when we’re going through a hard time. We may not always see him but with time we recognize that he’s with us all along.

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