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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

#12 - Reaching God's Heart

This is one of my favorite poems on the importance of love and unity in the Body. Through the relationships we have with each other we can better understand who God is, because He speaks to each of us in different ways.

Reaching God’s Heart

The sun goes down; another day
Has slipped right by my watchful eyes—
I wonder what this life’s about
I see so many follow lies—

But back when earth was perfect
God said man should not live alone;
Existence is defined by love
Each person giving up his own—

And even now, somehow, each day
We grow by giving more away,
We’re bound into eternal life
And selfish dragons learn to slay—

And we fulfill God’s ancient plans
As you and I, the living parts
Are built through love into the temple,
And so, together, reach God’s heart.

4 Comments:

Blogger Brianna C. said...

I've noticed you tend to write a lot of poems about relationships- I like them. Really like your 3rd stanza here. I like your choice of words and word order in the first line, especially, "And even now, somehow, each day..." Like how you wrap it up too.

11:05 AM  
Anonymous Grace said...

I really like it. It has a great theme that, again, a lot of Christians today miss out on. We get so caught up in our busy schedules that we don't have time for each other or for God even. Going to Church on Sunday morning isn't enough as so many people seem to think it is.

Time is precious. We need to use it wisely. We need to "not forsake the gathering of ourselves together" and trust and confide in each other. We are the body of Christ, to build each other up, encourage one another, and most importantly, to pray for one another--selflessly. What is the Church or an individual believer without that?

11:29 AM  
Blogger Benjamin Graber said...

I've noticed you tend to write a lot of poems about relationships

That's true, I guess I do. That's not surprising, because I feel that relationships are the most important part of life, whether it is our relationship with Father, with our family, with brothers and sisters in Christ, or with those who have not learned to listen to God's voice yet.

12:48 PM  
Blogger Benjamin Graber said...

Time is precious. We need to use it wisely. We need to "not forsake the gathering of ourselves together" and trust and confide in each other. We are the body of Christ, to build each other up, encourage one another, and most importantly, to pray for one another--selflessly.

So true; thank you for the reminder, Grace.

12:49 PM  

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