Climbing Rainbows

"Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all the living creatures of every kind on the earth." -Genesis 9:16

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Thursday, September 22, 2005

Finding an Open Gate

It is such a blessing to find people who are willing to open up their hearts to you. In this society where we tend to be afraid of making ourselves vulnerable because we have been hurt so often, finding someone who is willing to be vulnerable for the sake of friendship is like finding a treasure.
I believe that God meant for us to be open with each other, because He is fitting us together into a living Temple (Eph. 2, 1 Pet. 2). If we won't be open, how can we be fitted together?

Finding an Open Gate

You’ll never know how much it helped
To find at last an open gate;
I’ve found so many bolted doors,
While seeking Friendship Island’s shores,
And in the doldrums had to wait—

But meeting you, the winds have blown,
And I can see the distant land;
I enter in the open gate,
The hunger’s starting to abate
As I discover you a friend—

You’ll never know how much it helped
To find at last an open gate;
For here in friendship we have found
Eternal value as we’re bound:
We’re being built as God’s estate!

(c) 2005 Benjamin Graber

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

With a huge amount of help from a friend, Mike Thorn, I have published a new website at, dedicated to exploring life through poetry. Please let me know if you have any comments or suggestions.
It is my prayer that this website would be an encouragement and inspiration to all who visit it, and most of all that it will bring glory to Christ.