Give me a vision of the cross

Found this in the archives…written at a very low time in my life.

Reading of this poem here.

Give me a vision of the cross
for there my life is found,
Give me a vision of the cross
that I may live on solid ground.

Give me a vision of the cross
when anger raises it’s ugly head,
Give me a vision of the cross
to stop the thing I might have said.

Give me a vision of the cross
when I seek to have my way,
Give me a vision of the cross
when my flesh tries to hold sway.

Give me a vision of the cross
so Your life I may bring,
Give me a vision of the cross
when self interest brings it’s sting.

Give me a vision of the cross
so Your life can flow through me,
Give me a vision of the cross
so it’s You, not me they see.

Give me a vision of the cross
so I can say just like your Son,
In the pressure of Gethsemane
not my will, but Yours be done.

Ham Shem Japheth and…Bluey

Written for the “Henry Lawson Festival” in 2009 in Country Australia (the most famous Australian poet). I put on the local accent, I tried to “send up” the Australian humour, I tried to give glory to God in the end. But it was “too left-field”. The outback Aussies didn’t get it. The claps at the end was a courtesy thing only…oh well…

Here is the live reading…

Can you imagine in the early days
about Noah and his ark,
Would you have laughed at this bearded bloke
who thought he was some bright spark,
See, dad had the gall to tell us all
that it was gonna rain,
My brother bluey laughed and said
“Dad, the rain in Spain only falls on the plains (mate).

But Bluey got a bit worried
when the animals started to herd,,
And what really got his goat
was this massive flightless bird,
“Great grand dad Adam named him”
Noah dad yelled out while I peaked,
This Emu was an ugly thing
you shoulda seen his beek !.

But what made Bluey laughed the most
was this animal that just hopped,
The rotten sod just hopped his way
through his high protein crops,
Bluey never seen such a funny thing
he was glad he couldn’t run,
‘Cos Bluey yelled out to my dad Noah
“quick Dad, pass me the gun” (that’s for the farmers).

But Noah said, “wait a minute
or you’ll be a failure,
You have to take the kangaroo
to a place that’s called Australia,
To help you with your trip down south
after this world ha had a little bath,
You can take another funny bird with you
one that has a laugh.

Stone the crows Bluey said
your not gonna give me the raw prawn are ya,
“No way” dad Noah said
it’s called the kookaburra,
But Bluey said “I want those animals
without those weird and funny names,
like ’emu’ and ‘platypus’ and ‘kangaroo’, ‘goanna’
please stop playin’ ya games.

“Nahhh” said dad Noah, A sense of humour
is what you Aussies need,
The kooka will teach you Aussies how to laugh
and to laugh at yourself indeed,
And if ya get a croaky throat
take those birds you see afar,
‘Cos you’ll sound either like a Cockatoo
or that funny pink Galah.

“Please don’t call me a Galah” he said
to dad Noah as he gave a sigh,
Just for that dad Noah said
“you can take with you all the flies”,
So Bluey left the family behind
to populate the Earth,
He found his way to Australia
where his kids would have their birth.

Now Bluey’s kids get to enjoy
Australia and it’s treasures,
the wonder of creation
God’s blessings without measure,
Now, Bluey is glad when he gets to enjoy
His Saviour int he land down under,
For surely the God of creation
is definitely the greatest wonder !.

The God below

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Mountains, boats, sun amd snow
Puffy clouds hanging low
Confirm a fact that we all know
The God above is the God below.

#instagram post #inverclyde #firthofclyde #lovescotland

Where diamonds dance

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The Firth of Clyde
Where diamonds dance
to the water’s tune
and the Heavenly trance.

#instagram post. #inverclyde #lovescotland #grateful

When feelings follow gravity

When feelings follow gravity
And are a product of naivety
Of trusting people’s nature
Your faith is in the creature.

For thinking to defy gravity
Be a product of spirituality
Trusting in the Graceful
Your faith is in the Faithful

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John 2:24-25 “But Jesus did not commit Himself to them, because He knew all men, and had no need that anyone should testify of man, for He knew what was in man”.

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A “Good” Friday tweet

Good Friday’s message: more than I can fathom
Now in Christ: no longer in Adam,
The crucifixion: and the Father’s loss
My life now: the power of the cross

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Have a “Good” Friday all.
Follow my Twitter poetry @christian_poet
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The sun shined out of the tomb
For those of the broken crew,
The infinite God for mankind cared
With us, His glory and love to share.
He is risen !
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Covenant Community

Can you see ?
We are a covenant community ?.
How do you know ?
Why should you believe us ?.

Christ lives in us
His life reflects in us
why not join our bus ?.

For we cry together
sigh together
die together
fly together
try together
why together.

For we give together
live together
forgive together.

We are disciples together
Read bibles together
We are tribal together.

We thrive together
We jive together
We strive together
Survive together
Arrive together
Revive together.

We are for each other
Assure each other
Secure each other
Make pure each other
Mature each other.

For we stick together
click together
tick together.

Can you see ?.

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A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” (‭John‬ ‭13‬:‭34-35‬)

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Killing the spider

All her her fears
Were based on a lie
If you deal with the lie
The fear will die.

She dealt with the lies
Bottled up inside her
Not cleaning the cobwebs
But killing the spider.

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From a little grows a lot

A garden, a tree and one law
A whisper
A temptation
From a little grows a lot.

Five loaves, two fish and one boy
Feed five thousand
Twelve baskets remain
From a little grows a lot.

Seven loaves and a few disciples
Feed four thousand
Seven baskets remain
From a a little grows a lot.

A believer, a few of his friends
Bread from a basket, a coffee
Shares, inspires, informs, imparts
From a little grows a lot.

A harvest of grain
First the blade, then the kernel
Then the kernel becomes complete
From a little grows a lot.

John, Herod, a wife and a daughter
A rebuke then a dance
A platter
From a little grows a lot.

An eye that sees
An ear that hears
A mind that remembers
From a little grows a lot.

The Father, the Covenant and the Son
The Seed dies in the ground
Becomes The Life
From a little grows a lot.

Three thousand people in Jerusalem
Believing hearts
Birth of the church
From a little grows a lot.

A throne, a sanctuary,
Blood sprinkled
A full house
From a little grows a lot.

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Having eyes, do you not see? And having ears, do you not hear? And do you not remember? When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments did you take up?” They said to Him, “Twelve.” “Also, when I broke the seven for the four thousand, how many large baskets full of fragments did you take up?” And they said, “Seven.” So He said to them, “How is it you do not understand?” (‭Mark‬ ‭8‬:‭18-21‬ NKJV)

Then He said, “To what shall we liken the kingdom of God? Or with what parable shall we picture it? It is like a mustard seed which, when it is sown on the ground, is smaller than all the seeds on earth; but when it is sown, it grows up and becomes greater than all herbs, and shoots out large branches, so that the birds of the air may nest under its shade.” (‭Mark‬ ‭4‬:‭30-32‬ NKJV)

Then the master said to the servant, ‘Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. (‭Luke‬ ‭14‬:‭23‬ NKJV)

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So we are good by nature

“The golden age, we’ll then revive, each man shall be a brother,
In harmony we all shall live and till the earth together,
In virtue trained, enlightened youth shall move each fellow creature,
And time shall surely prove the truth that man is good by nature.”

Scottish poet, Robert Burns

So we are good by nature
Is each person’s unique feature.

But this is not reflected
In life that has selected
Facts that defy all logic
How things have become tragic.

We’re swimming in the clouds
Not standing on the ground
If we truly think
That there is no link
Between relativist fruit
Wearing individual suits
And the acid rain
Burning deep Earth’s pain.

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