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God’s Story – a Poem of Sorts

Jesus Came for Us

We can enjoy God's presence

“In the beginning, God created”

No preface about God’s pedigree

No remark as to His family tree

No statement to prove His existence

Just a simple insistence

And a faithful persistence

“In the beginning, God created”

The heavens declare God’s glorious nobility

The skies proclaim his artistic ability

Day after day, they preach

Night after night, they teach

They speak without a sound or a word

There is no language where their voice is not heard

In the beginning, God created

Ever since, His eternal ability

His divine personality

Have been clearly made known

We cannot dodge the truth the cosmos has shown

In the beginning, God created the universe for us.

But our first parents distrusted and disobeyed

They / we believed a snake not our Creator

They / we first blamed that slippery traitor

“The devil made me do it”

They / we then turned on each other

“It’s her blunder; it is his who is unfit”

They / we even turned the accusation on God

“The woman YOU gave me”

They / we all distrusted and disobeyed

They / we were banished from the presence of God

Like fish out of water, we struggle to survive

Without Him, we cannot thrive

Without Him, we’re barely alive

Although we knew God

We refused to worship him as God

Our thinking became futile, foolish, foggy and downright odd

Sin exploded and the world was flooded

Within a few short generations

Our planet was riddled with sin’s penetrations

Our hearts became as hard as marble

Our thoughts were consistently, totally awful

We broke God’s heart

Everywhere He saw violence and vice becoming our art

The LORD said, “I will wipe out this evil race

I will wash them off earth’s face”

But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD

Distrust and disobedience continued to spread like a cancer

It’s a bad thing to give into temptation

But we do it everyday

It’s worse to give up the fight to our opposition

But we do that anyway

The worst though is being given over to indiscretion

But that’s happened to us along the way

Distrust and disobedience continued to spread like a cancer.

God allowed us to our sexual desires to surrender

God allowed us to burn with lusts for our own gender

God gave us over to an evil mind

God gave us over to be sinfully inclined

Nothing much has changed since Adam and Eve ate us out of house and home.

Still banished from the presence of God

He is our spiritual atmosphere

Like fish out of water, we struggle to survive

Without Him, we cannot thrive

Without Him, we are barely alive

Abraham trusted and obeyed

Packed up his wife and his possessions

Pointed his caravan north following God’s impressions

Parented Isaac when he and Sarah were very old

Abraham’s trust made him a friend of God

But we’re still separated from God

God sent Moses

He floated in a water bed

After a murder, he fled

Moses met the Lord, then the Exodus led

The Ten Commandments for God’s people he read

Even with those rules to live by

Even with all our attempts to be good thereby

We fail to make up for our offense

We are still separated from God’s loving presence

Prophets warned and gave us hope

“Sin always desecrates and annihilates us

God plans to consecrate and recreate us”

But we’re still separated from God

Jesus came for us

Came of a virgin born

Crowned with thorns

He was by nails torn

From the tomb He is the First born

Jesus came for us

Our weaknesses he carried to the Cross

Our sorrows became His loss

He was wounded, crushed for our rebellious dealing

He was beaten our peace treaty sealing

He was whipped and we have healing

Jesus came for us

Correction and renewal begins for all creation

Now we’re welcomed into God’s presence

No longer like fish out of water, we can survive

With Him, we can thrive

With Him, we are effortlessly alive

Everything will be renewed

One day creation will be set free from sin’s destruction

This sin saturated cosmos will face demolition

A new heaven and a new earth will replace our cosmic devastation

Then, the home of God will be with his people

He will live with us, and we will be his people

God himself will be with us.

He will remove all of our unhappiness

There will be no more death or crying or soreness

Forever, we will be in God’s presence

With Him, we can thrive

With Him, we are effortlessly alive

There is a story that stretches from the beginning to the end of time. It is God’s story. Where do you fit in?

God invites you to receive Jesus and become a new creation

He invites you to enjoy his presence

Will you accept his invitation?

The Lord is long-suffering

For you to turn around, He is calling

“Follow Jesus into your Creator’s presence”

Will you accept his invitation?

Bible references for this post: Genesis 1:1; Psalm 19:1-4; Romans 1:20; Genesis 3; Romans 1:21; Genesis 6:5-6; Genesis 6:12; Genesis 6:7-8; Romans 1:22-28; Isaiah 53: 4-6; Revelation 21:1-4; 2 Peter 3:9

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6 responses to “God’s Story – a Poem of Sorts

  1. Joyce January 26, 2011 at 2:15 PM

    This is great! I like them all.
    God Bless and always praying for you.

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