Category Archives: Bible stories

WELLING UP TO OVERFLOWING

Samaritan woman’s thirst

For something so she won’t burst…

Came to this well

And heard Jesus tell,

To put Him first.

Thirsty beyond mere water,

She was a human daughter…

Caught in her lies–

Opened her eyes–

To see living water!

The Lord didn’t put her down,

As she went through her town…

Calling to tell

All of that Well,

Who would stick around!

–Jonathan Caswell

BIBLE REFERENCE:  John 4: 7- 31.

BEWARE THE CRITICAL SPIRIT…….NUMBERS 12 (BIBLE)

According to ‘WALK IN THE WORD”.

Miriam was most disturbed…

By Moses’ new marriage

That she disparaged,

Before getting to her deepest hurt.

In the original language used,

The female form was used…

Spoke a woman

Miriam,

Who felt most abused!

Said God–come here you three–

I’ll tell who is closest to Me…

Moses most humble

But ’bout Me you grumble,

Miriam’s tagged leprosy.

Seven days outside the camp,

Moses kept her from the damp…

Changed attitude

When God’s way viewed,

Healed–she came back, no cramp!

More recently, one fell to grumbling

Under his breath–not humbling–

What will God do

The dense to break through,

Or allow in his way some stumbling?

Grumbling under the breath,

In the Desert…was kiss of death…

But for God’s mercy

Miriam cutseyed,

And came back in perfect health!

–Jonathan Caswell

“WALK IN THE WORD”…a radio program on WVNE, 760 AM, 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm, weekdays.

MARRIED AND PRAYING

We used to pray in bed,

With either the sleepy head…

Now-a-day

They read and pray

From their recliners instead!

One or the other reads

Bible according to needs…

Then pray

Over the day,

Pledging to God their deeds.

She claims it’s drawing them closer,

He’s glad that he chose her…

They agree

To mute the TV,

And to God draw closer!

–Jonathan Caswell

TACIT AGREEMENT!

Christian scholars  agree,

Christ’s return comes quickly…

A terrible time

Tribulation lined

Coming inevitably!

Prognosticators at night,

On radio say that’s right…

A really bad time

Coming down the line,

Could be a survival fight.

When these two groups say the same,

Look out for “what’s his name”…

The man of evil

Arrives to wheedle,

His power bases and fame.

See thou duly this warning,

A lot  near future storming…

Social upheaval

Sold out to evil,

The one world government is forming!

–Jonathan Caswell

SONG OF SOLOMON READINGS

Been putting off reading these Songs,

The wife would read along…

He sees no point

In reading it joint,

When acting them out is gone!

–Jonathan Caswell

WHY IS “GOOD FRIDAY” GOOD?

WHY IS “GOOD FRIDAY” …GOOD?

Good Friday, the time of death,

Crucifixion and Jesus’ last breath…

God is good–

It’s understood

That Christ had to die for the rest.

It’s good that we might see

Through Him, eternity…

Breaking the power

Of death that hour,

Resurrection proved its certainty!

The countdown that “Carmen” portrayed

Began that very day…

Jesus Who died

Being crucified,

Soon would escape His grave.

–Jonathan Caswell

*Carmen, a popular Christian musician, portrayed the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ as the start of a backwards countdown—as if for a rocket launch–to Christ’s rising from the dead at His resurrection.  A great portrayal!!!

EPHESIANS 2: 11-24 (JUST THE FACTS MA’AM!)

EPHESIANS 2: 11-24 (JUST THE FACTS, MA’AM!)

Borders ‘tween Jew and Gentile

Have been rough for a long while…

Jews in logs

Wrote Gentiles as dogs,

Gentiles thought Jews a dung pile.

All that’s forsaken in Christ,

Who by willing sacrifice…

He followed the Law,

Jot and tittle–no flaw–

Did it once–which will suffice!

He became, for the Jews,

By the Law–Good News…

Circumcised  inside

From the Law and its pride,

Come to faith in Christ–as He your mind renews!

Gentiles drawn by faith,

Are from circumcision safe…

Outward appearance

To save lacks adherence,

Depending on works negates faith!

So now the two become one,

In Christ a new race has begun…

Abraham’s blessing

In righteousness dressing

To live and serve the Holy One.

No Jews/Gentiles remain,

All learning Christ’s mind in brains…

One in our Lord,

Peace restored,

See what God’s Spirit attains!

Is the Holy Spirit in you,

And faith in Christ our Lord too?

You can receive

His Spirit–BELIEVE!

Face life with a new attitude!

In Christ–why hate your brother?

He is the Jew–no other!

God’s people’s tight

Formation veils sight,

God’s will is to love one another.

The Good Samaritan Parable,

Showed Jews it’s not terrible…

To show their neighbor–

A Gentile–favor,

Making life a lot more bearable!

–Jonathan Caswell