Inscrit le: 14 Avr 2016
The book of poems is written as a thought-provoking gesture meant to spurn casual or formal conversation, enlightenment, and motivation as well as learned discussion about God’s Word. Some poems are a recompilation, whole or in part of a Bible book, or was inspired by a particular book or passage(s). The poems do not serve as a witness to profess an authoritative doctrine or directive written by Bible scholars. They can, however, be a catalyst to invoke personal insight about one’s own faith and God’s purpose for their lives.
One example is the poem, “Choice,” where a lark serves as a metaphor of some who cannot seem to choose whether to serve God or mammon (money or idols), and even when they think they’re sure which, they remain stagnant in their lives and fail to find their true spirituality. That is until they choose the road to salvation.
One practical application of a poem could be used in settings such as a Bible study and/or Sunday school. Every church could use a copy as study material.
“All scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training for righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16–17, ESV). To that end, we can be more than simply readers who find it difficult to recall and understand what the Spirit spoke to our individual spirit.
ADD THIS POEM TO BACK COVER AS WELL
Magic Night (written in Anchorage, Alaska, 1973)
Magic night, bring to me
All the things I want to see
Magic night bestow on me
Gold and riches and fantasies
Magic night, close my eyes
To ugly truths and beastly lies
Magic, fill my soul
For soon the truth will morning show