What we choose to see is a concrete slab
What we hear is doom and gloom
Hope in Jesus in this world is undersold, labeled drab
Why believe in something unseen
When you can down five beers
Have sex with anyone near
Hoard all the money for the countless hours of work and little sleep
Give to the poor?
Nope fixing your eyes on the door
Of the self-made kingdom
Everything seen is real, tangible
Though hardly clean
Jesus was seen
Roughly 2000 years ago
The face and hands of God
Among us, breathing, eating
Those He touched were healed, risen
Eye witness accounts testify this is as proven
For Jesus is in all things
Whether you see it or not
Whether you believe it or not
His truth reigns forever
We with unveiled eyes
See life rise
Out of ashes of the fire
Out of the muck and mire
Out of evil comes a blessing
Out of broken comes joy refreshing
Multiplying love and freedom
For not one child is left in His Kingdom
Pray for Jesus to show you these things
For He changes hearts
draws all to Himself
to His Angel’s singing
Holy, Holy, Holy
For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of Him who sent me. And this is the will of Him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those He has given me, but raise them up at the last day. For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in Him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day (John 6:38-40).
Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world-the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life-comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever (1 John 2:15-17).
Welcome to all new and continued followers! This is the poetry blog, and Jesus gets all the glory.
Today’s poem was inspired by a brother in Christ’s tweet. His name is Bruce Cochran, follower of Jesus, husband, father, grandfather and founder and director of East Valley Chorale. I had the privilege of meeting him and listening to God through the music of the chorale. You can find him here on Twitter:
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Both photos in this post are mine.
Have a Light-filled day.