Every single accessory

Has a beauty of its own,

But independent from the main outfit

That makes a statement all alone.

An accessory is multi-purposed

As it adds or it detracts;

An accessory is a fashion item

That reveals or hides the facts.

Is Jesus just an accessory

To our every waking hour?

Or is He our all-in-all

Portraying wisdom with much power?

Is Jesus just our handbag

That we choose to change each day?

Or is He stamped in our heart and soul

As a fixture that will stay?

Is Jesus just a scarf

That we’re wrapped to have around?

Or does He inspire our mind and thoughts

So much godly fruit abounds.

Is Jesus like our latest shoes

Where we walk our chosen path?

Or are we cautious in our walk with Him

So we’re truly set apart?

An accessory is an addition

That believes to complete the part;

It’s an addition that we require

To conceal a yearning heart.

When the branch is truly grafted in

Embellishments are not required;

Since true nourishment comes from the simple source

From God’s love and life inspired.

(C) P.B. 2019

“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me and I in him bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered, and they gather them and throw them into the fire and they are burned.” John 15:5-6