BY FAITH

BY FAITH

“Walk in the Light while you have it,”

So Jesus Christ says to us all…

Unless by My word your mind is insured

You surely will lose it all.

In John, Chapter twelve

And verse thirty-five….

Our Lord reminds us

To stay alive

By reading  and praying,

Considering every day

That He is our Savior

And He is the One way.

People–historians and

Those who would try

To explain away

With hue and with cry

What hasn’t made sense to the wags

Of the world,

With banners of logic

And men’s pride unfurled…

Continue to claim that

It doesn’t make sense

For God to speak

When He is so immense,

Through this little book

With its quirks and changed lines…

You guys must be crazy

Saying it’s for all time!

Sometime or other we all must stand,

And like the Apostles decide Whose command

Is more important…

Whether logic or faith,

To follow God as we choose

Or what others think safe;

I choose to believe the Bible is God’s…

I know that’s illogical

Given the odds of man’s argument

And historical “fact” determined

By people who later redact

What was said before, never iron-clad,

That very thing makes

Human logic bad.

What I am saying…is we have Light

In human terms, but it still is right,

What I don’t understand God

Will teach me some day,

It could be tomorrow

Or while I pray…

Obviously our vision of God over time

Changes among us by reason or rhyme,

Yet He never changes

But gradually reveals

The Full measure of

How His love our heart seals.

These sixty-six books…

In some places seventy-three…

Reveal what we can handle

Of Divinity,

As active, engaging,

Holy but with love…

Describing relations

With the Most High above.

In Scripture, the folks

Who truly received

Chose by faith to stand

And in God believe…

Their hearts confirmed

Holiness and Love,

Walking in the Light

‘Til welcomed above.

–Jonathan Caswell

Hebrews 11:6…says that without faith it is impossible to please God, for one must believe that God is, exists, and will reward those who seek Him (said in the poet’s own words).

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