Posted in Cinquain, Scripture

Shalowm Shalowm

Isaiah 26:3 verse

Perfect peace.

Provided by

The One in who created me.

His workmanship, encased by

His love.

Cinquain

This poem is based on Isaiah 26:3. I have prayed that verse many times over myself at night before shutting my eyes to sleep and as I read that verse this morning I wondered for the first time just what the original words for “perfect peace” were. An interlinear word search showed me that both words mean the same, or as we would say “shalom shalom” the highest peace possible. What a blessed way to sleep at night!

Screenshot of the Interlinear for Isaiah 26:3 from www.blueletterbible.org
Screenshot of the Interlinear for Isaiah 26:3 from http://www.blueletterbible.org
Posted in Scripture, Senryu

Living Stones

Painted Stone

Believers, we were

Not created to be pew sitters

We are Living Stones

Senryu

And you are living stones that God is building into his spiritual temple. What’s more, you are his holy priests. Through the mediation of Jesus Christ, you offer spiritual sacrifices that please God. 1 Peter 2:5 NLT

Posted in Butterfly Cinquain, Scripture

Transformation

Painted rocks

What was

Once mundane,

Was found, and chosen by

Loving hands, to be a new creation.

Transformed

Completely

By the artist to become His.

A unique work of art

Glorifying

His love

Butterfly Cinquain

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17

Posted in Cinquain, Scripture

Sounds of the Wind

Wind chimes

Windchimes

Without the wind

Are hanging around

And not fulfilling their creator’s

Purpose

Cinquain

My daughter bought me this beautiful wind chime today as a Mother’s Day gift. I love the look of it as it hangs on my patio, yet it’s real beauty is revealed in the wind as it moves and creates the tinkling sounds it was created to do.

So we, believers, will fulfill the purpose God created us for as we move in the wind of the Holy Spirit.

“The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

John 3:8

I glorified You on the earth, having accomplished the work which You have given Me to do. John 17:4

Posted in Christian, Double Cinquain, Religious, Scripture

“Different”

“Get Used To Different” image and Phrase from “The Chosen” movie
“Get Used To Different” image and Phrase from “The Chosen” movie link: https://www.google.com/search?q=get+used+to+different&client=safari&hl=en&prmd=ivn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwje0_C3uYTpAhUxPn0KHSfpBs8Q_AUoAXoECAoQAQ&biw=375&bih=635&dpr=2#imgrc=I0KFg9lkvBbCsM&imgdii=_EsjhcMezV7QjM

“Get used

To different”

As we follow Jesus

In a world of conformity

We see

How to

Be different

Our old ways will leave us

As we begin to walk new paths

With Him

Double Cinquain

If you have watched the new movie “The Chosen” you will be familiar with the phrase “Get Used To Different”.

If not, I invite you to watch it

and in Season 1-Episode 7 you will hear this phrase spoken.

Link to watch Season One of the movie is below:

https://studios.vidangel.com/the-chosen

#getusedtodifferent #thechosen #bingeJesus #againstthecurrent

Posted in Scripture, Triolet

Forewarning

Bible

Behold, I am coming soon

I hope I find you ready

Might be morning, night or noon

Behold, I am coming soon

Might be at a time inopportune

I hope I find your faith steady

Behold, I am coming soon

I hope I find you ready

Triolet

Behold, I am coming soon. Blessed is the one who keeps the words of prophecy in this book.” —Jesus (Revelation 22:7 )

Posted in Cinquain, Scripture

Behind the Veil

Tulips with filter effect

For now

We see all things

Dimly, as though they’re veiled

But someday, we will see things

So clearly

Cinquain

For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. 1 Corinthians 13:12 ESV

Posted in Free Verse, NaPoWriMo 2020, Scripture

Who Done It ?

Moon, earth, universe, blackness

And the earth was without form,

(Unorganized, shapeless, chaotic, crude

Actually it was quite rough and rude)

and void; (useless,unoccupied, empty,

Nothing meaningful for any to see)

and darkness,

(Ruled, all robed in black, did creep

All around and) was upon the face of the deep.

And Abimelech said,

(Many years later while on earth he tread,)

“I wot not who hath done this thing: neither didst thou tell me,

neither yet heard I of it, but to day.”

Free Verse

According to NaPoWriMo’s Day 14 Prompt: Grab a book that is nearest to you. Start the poem with the second sentence in the book and then add the 15th sentence from page 24 somewhere else in the poem

So the book nearest to me at the time was my bible and so this poem Is based on:

Genesis 1:2 and Genesis 21:26

The words in parentheses are mine, the others are from the Bible and are italicized.

It’s kind of interesting how these two sentences fit together. 😊

Posted in Haiku, NaPoWriMo 2020, Scripture

Like a Lamb

Three crosses on a hill

Legions of angels

Stood aimed, battle ready

To strike at command

As the Son of God

Stood in the dark garden and

Faced His accusers

His disciples ran

His betrayer kissed His cheek

Yet He was silent

Triple Haiku

He was oppressed and He was afflicted,

Yet He opened not His mouth;

He was led as a lamb to the slaughter,

And as a sheep before its shearers is silent,

So He opened not His mouth.

Isaiah 53:7

Lamb of God, Christian flag symbol

Posted in Scripture, Syllabic Verse

You Matter

Hand painted rock says “You Matter”
Hand painted rock by Leona J. Atkinson

Perhaps to the world

You have been deemed

As “Non-Essential”

But in God’s eyes we

Are all “Essential”

We ALL Matter to Him

Syllabic Verse

Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will.

But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.

Matthew 10: 29-31 NKJV