My Chains Are Gone
My chief desire in all my writings, is to exalt the Lord Jesus Christ and make Him beautiful and glorious in the eyes of people; and to promote the increase of repentance, faith, and holiness upon earth - J. C. Ryle (1816-1900)

1998 (12)

Poems written in 1998.

A Moment Is All

A moment is all that God asks of us; done in a heart beat or blink of an eye: such moments sacrificed for Christ Jesus are love-offerings God will glorify. I, who want life, give my moments to God; my every heartbeat and blink of…

A Servant Nation

What if God chose for His Own a unique servant nation? Would their purpose still remain to serve on earth in His name…or is this now a forgotten oblation? If God did choose a people – how might they be seen (as) ‘apart’? Surely they…

Childhood Memories

When childhood trust is damaged, pain sheds a bitter tear; too often we search darkly through our memories, unclear. Recalling with hostile vengeance, childhood pain or abuse, we’re tempted to reject – despise, God’s gift: the healing truce. Will we give Satan what he craves…

Evil Among Us

In disguise Evil slithers among us hunting souls to feed his unfilled lust; masked in flesh of every kind and shade: no nation exempt, no gender preferred, no race excluded: all mankind has served. Calculating, Evil glances around, swiftly surrounding the victim he’s found; seeking human…

God Speaks

God speaks, “Come, let us reason together.” He makes Man equal; reason his tool. Man rebels, “I will make reason my god and then I shall rule!” Man resents God’s role. God speaks, “The time is ripe for clarity.” He gives Man law to reveal…

Hear, O Israel

Israel, what would you have YHWH declare? You only are acceptable to the LORD? If this were so, toward heaven you’d go by flesh or deed…not by His truth-sharp sword. What has YHWH Himself proclaimed? “Many are blind, many won’t listen”. He calls all out…

Self

Carefully I’d preserve my ‘self’ to protect it from life’s pain; I’d shelter it and shield it some from all unpleasant strain. Yet, clearly shown by our dear LORD, Whose Self was sacrificed for all (not Israel alone); self’s ‘death’ is highly priced. Still, I’d…

Sheltered In His Shadow

I am sheltered in His shadow, rescued from raging storm; my haven and seclusion where I transcend human life: reborn. I am sheltered in His shadow, watched over tenderly; He asks nothing for Himself, yet, all that God has, He gives freely. I am sheltered…

Sweet Addiction

Did my Creator plant in me an inherent sacred longing? Have I, unaware, spurned God’s love; chosen things of Satan’s spawning? Is this powerful urge divine? Could it guide me to my Saviour? Indulging ‘flesh’, have I transgressed, seeking worldly things to savour? Wrong choices…

The Voice Of God

Unwilling to ignore God’s call, the prophet bows his head; with trembling limbs and anxious heart, his earnest prayers are said: “My Lord, oh God of Israel, I am this day alone. Will You quicken my weary soul? Will You strengthen frail human bone?” Anguished…