The Bible

Ringing through this collections of poems is a great love for the Holy Bible, and a simple theme, that if the Bible is to have any meaning it has to be relevant to our present lives. There are many poems that take the reader to the heart of a Bible story, challenging one to consider the reality of what actually happened, – did Moses see a burning bush that was not consumed, were five thousand really fed from just five loaves and two fishes, was a violent tempest stilled? Were sin, disease and death really overcome? And interwoven with these Biblical accounts in verse or prose are other poems that show a searching out of thought and realisation that can be summarised in the simple knowledge that God is Love.

The earnest expectation is that for any reader any one of these poems may find for them an angel thought that brings comfort and healing, and whispers of God’s love. The lightest touch is all it takes for the gentle kiss of inspiration to overcome the direst circumstance and leave healing, peace and reconciliation.

Matthew’s New Job

And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him. Matt. 9:9

I seemed happy and satisfied working with money,
When a stranger walked by and did something funny:
He looked at me caringly, searching my thought,
And found me responding: self-pursuit became naught.
The love with which Jesus declared “Follow me.”
Was something so real! It led me to see
That good is not limited, but shines all around.
I’d clearly not known it, but here it is, found.
This man has now told me: think about others.
See them as friends; also see them as brothers.
The life mixed with darkness has now become light.
Job description rewritten: “Follow me!” ….Right!

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