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The Indispensible Man


The Indispensable Man

(by Saxon White Kessinger)


Sometimes when you're feeling important
Sometimes when your ego's in bloom
Sometimes when you take it for granted
You're the best qualified in the room

Sometimes when you feel that your going
Would leave an unfillable hole
Just follow these simple instructions
And see how they humble your soul

Take a bucket and fill it with water
Put your hand in it up to the wrist
Pull it out and the hole that's remaining
Is a measure of how much you'll be missed

You can splash all you wish when you enter
You may stir up the water galore
But stop, and you'll find that in no time
It looks quite the same as before

The moral of this quaint example
Is to do just the best that you can
Be proud of yourself but remember
There's no indispensable man


I came across these framed words at an estate sale today. They are profound. I do believe that we remember people who nurtured into us. I do believe we are all worthy and equal through the blood of the Lamb. But if life was a bucket of water and we are taken from it ... there is a ripple, and then it settles to still once again. What we do in this life can't be taken with us when we die. Everyone is replaceable, indispensable. Through the Living Water, we find the hope we need to tell the one story that nurtures new life—the story of Jesus and His great love.