Encouragers need encouraging too,
Hope-speakers, too need hope instilled;
Giving, giving, giving, gone,
Emptied, they need to be filled.
Scraping the bottom of the well,
To offer life-giving words of strength;
To inspire, aiming ever higher,
To help, going to ever greater length.
There comes a time when the well runs dry,
One needs to get to the divine Source afresh;
Though hard at times, one knows one must,
In order to renew, revive, refresh.
The sermons preached to others o’er the years,
Are scanned for nuggets of hope and life;
Words of counsel giv’n, replayed in one’s head,
Gleaning crumbs to console the strife
Who has been your encourager?
Who’s over the years your love-bucket filled?
Remember, encouragers need encouraging too,
Hope-speakers, too need hope instilled.
(Copyright 2019-Wayne George)