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Cup of Tea
By Randy Chambers
Care for a cup of tea?

Not me. No thanks.
Iíve much too much to do.
No time for drinks, or idle chat.
You understand.
Idle chat will lead
to nothing less than idle hands.
Itís true. Donít you agree?


Not me. I simply canít agree.
Busy, busy people give
no time for pleasantry.
Idle chat you say?
No time to chat or have a cup of tea?
Why wonít you find the time to sit
and fellowship with me?
Important, donít you think?
To listen. To talk.
To share our thoughts.
To sit a while, or take a walk
togetheróyou and me.
You see? Right?

I might.
But it is so very hard.
So much to do, you see.
It sounds so very nice.
But if you want my advice
Itís always free.
So much to do will not get done
If not for those like me.


Oh brother!

Whatís that?

Donít you understand?
Your life is more than busy work
And occupying idle hands.
God has so much He wants for you
He has and always will.
Sometimes, He wants you working,
But sometimes He wants you still.
Do you understand?

I think soÖ
But not today!


What?

I have no time to sit and talk,
to take a walk,
no time to share orÖ


Pray?

What did you say?

You have no time to pray.

I didnít sayÖ
Oh never mind.
I must get back to work
you see.


I know

Thatís right.
I have no time for idle chat,
or for a cup of tea.
I will have time for none of that.
AndÖ


No time for pleasantry?

So you say.
But you know I donít agree.


So I see.
Well, as you wish.
Do what you need to do.

I willÖ

I know.

So, where is it you will be?

Me?
I think Iíll sit with God a whileÖ
Öand have a cup of tea.

Randy Chambers began writing at the age of seven, and more seriously when he began a wonderful walk with Christ at the age of 26. A husband and father of two, Randy served ten years in the U. S. Air Force before following Godís call to go to school full time at the age of 30. He graduated four years later with a B. S. in Psychology, a minor in Counseling, and a minor in Christian Discipleship. Randy has written numerous poems, some short stories, and a devotional series for his Day by Day daily devotion website at: http://www.daybyday.org.You may write to Randy care of the Letters page of this magazine.
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