FILL THE CUP
By: Darrelyn L. Tutt
If your enemy is hungry,
You must give him food to eat;
If your enemy is thirsty,
You are not to make retreat.
It is given you to fill him,
It is given you to love;
If you haven’t it within you,
God will give it from above.
He will match the most unlovely,
With a correlating grace;
He will give you strength to suffer,
One you’d choose to never face.
He will strengthen, He will meet you,
At the crux of every ill;
Those who’ve done a wrong against you,
You’re to love them … even still.
God will recompense the evil,
He, alone, decide the case;
You must simply offer mercy,
Trusting God to give you grace.
Feed the enemy that’s hungry,
Fill the cup that’s given you;
Choose to overcome an evil,
Trusting God for what He’ll do.
“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
If he is thirsty, give him a drink;
For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.”
Do not be overcome by evil,
but overcome evil with good.