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.

What Could I Do?

I thought for years what could I do that I may glory God,
To do what ancient prophets did, that I their footsteps trod,
When God awoke my yearning heart, told me just to listen,
To drop all sense of self and sin, see what made Man glisten!

Those prophets were not special! No great gift had they to choose,
But simply opened up their hearts and said, “My life please use.
Not what I am, but what Thou Art , be seen to shine through me.”
What marked them all without a doubt was their humility.

Oh let me see! Thou art my life, and I can nothing do;
But be like those brave prophets were, a mouthpiece, God, for You.
Not what I choose, but what I hear, and then as Love obey,
I only act at Thy command, performing as You say.

John 5:30 (to 🙂
I can of mine own self do nothing:

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