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.

My Plan?

Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Matt. 6:10 2nd Thy

I told God that this was what had to be done.
I’d thought it all through, and it looked like fun.
The logic was clear, and could not be faulted.
My plan was now fixed. The door had been bolted.

But something was tickling the back of my mind
and if I kept thinking I knew what I’d find –
The voice of such wisdom that simply knows All,
Quietly saying “You have only to call”.

I put down my plan I had carefully written,
The arrogant certainty thoroughly smitten.
I stretched out my hand to ask of the Lord:
It gave me a feeling of peace and accord.

The struggle within me to carry on still
Was steadily yielding to follow “Thy will”.
The promise came clearly: “When you do as I say,
My Presence will take you each step of the way.”

So I listen to God and do what He says:
The unfolding of Wisdom is all there is.
I’ve learnt this good lesson: Just follow His plan,
Rejoice in the blessing of being His man.

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