Category Archives: Bible stories

HIS LOVE IS NEW EVERY MORNING!

HIS LOVE IS NEW EVERY MORNING

For those of us who work late,

God never closes His eyes…

Whenever is a new day for you

Nothing catches Him by surprise.

Some things we cannot just leave behind,

The consequences to be borne…

Yet opportunities to get it right

Are made new every morn.

God’s mercy and His love resound,

Anew every minute each day…

Akk it takes is purose it in your heart

To let God show you His Way!

–Jonatghan Caswell

PEBBLE PETER AND OTHER STORIES

PEBBLE PETER AND OTHER STORIES

Remember Peter the Pebble*

Who never spoke in treble…

Whose heart was base

Til Jesus faced

Him and changed Peter into new metal!

Paul, 1st Century ground-pounder,

Took it seriously not to flounder…

Barnabas and he

Might have to flee,

Returning when control was sounder!

The Apostles traditionally

Took God’s Word internationally…

Jerusalem and out

Evangelists stout,

Struggled to set people free.

—Jonathan Caswell

* Refers to “Peter the Pebble,” a poem in the author’s book, SPIRIT-LED LIMERICKS AND OTHER CHRISTIAN POETRY, available at amazon.com and elsewhere!

TRIBUTE TO A ROSE

TRIBUTE TO A ROSE

My friend Roy Rose has passed.

Last might ended his task…

Of making

The Gospel taking

To whomever he could catch~

His intensity aside,

Chose to in Jesus abide…

Colored by his religion

His opinion, a smigeon,

Was avoided far and wide.

Cantankerous was he,

He and my wife never agreed…

Both hard of hearing

Arrayed in a clearing

They’d prepare for emnity!

Old Roy Rose is gone,

I trust he hears angel somg…

He and I

Knew how to get by.

And kept our fellowship strong.

–Jonathan Caswell

SUNDAY IS COMING!

SUNDAY IS COMING!

I sure hope I’ll make it out

Depite my gimpy leg…

Getting to our church service

Will raise spirits a peg!

Other people slog through woods

And jungles getting there…

I just have to drive the car,

It almost seems unfair.

They, through great hardship,

Manage to attend each week…

I’ll miss if too tied

Or my leg begins to leak.

Each has their own suffering,

None like that of our Lord…

The more often we attend His church

The more often restored.

God accepts worship anywhere, but a crowd

Seems to be His favorite way hearing then sing loud…

Security in numbers–thousands are a thrill.

Taking tme to assemble is His joy and will.

–Jonathan Caswell

MY PRECONCEIVED NOTIONS

MY PRECONCEIVED NOTIONS

He heard I knew one of his

Church members vis-a-vis…

My time in Rehab==

Decided to grab

An invite he knew I’d miss.

My prejudice against him

Are assumptins he thinks I work in…

Or are they true?

Upon review,

Similar to what I hold against him?

His woeking of the Spirit autocratic,

Where no one else better attack it…

I claim an open mind

But when honest find,

Some ideas aren’t automatic!

I think I’m more mature than him,

As a matter of observing, not whim…

A simpler faith

He sticks to it straight,

Pefrforming with an energetic vim1

He and I in our respective “kinds”

Have some poor experience in mind…

Where both were hurt

By the other hair-shirt*,

Which experiences put me in a bind.

I barely get to my own church now,

So I’m expected to go to his somehow…?

Although a change

Might rearrange

An attitude better than now.

–Jonathan Caswell

VANITY PUBLISHED

VANITY PUBLISHED

He published his specialty book,

Hoping someoone would look…

No reviews he

Got from giving them free,

He didn’t have much of a hook.

He tried his own way to kite

Sales so someone would bite…

Hundreds spent–

Opportunities went–

The tunnel had nary a light.

He barely GIVES them away,

But tries and tries to this day…

To find blessing

In publicly messing

With a book that just hasn’t paid!

–Jonathan Caswell

GLORY VS. REALITY

GLORY VS. REALITY

For glory some men will cry,

To fight until they die…

Their reason to ber

Is to gain glory,

They’re hurt if you need to ask why.

Another man’s glory is found

by keeping both feet on the ground…

Progress made

Without other’s aid,

Is surely more glory bound!

Another working shares

The effort with one who cares…

Working together

They both weather

Joys beyond compare!

–Jonathan Caswell

GOD’S SON

GOD’S SON

“I and my Father are One,”

That’s how he got things done…

Jews and Greeks

Muslims, Sikh,

Want to sidestep the Son!

All  have fallen short,

But man wants a god whose a sport…

Offering a wink

So sinners can slink

Into any safe port.

“Kiss the Son,” or be had

For disobeying  God’s Lad…

Only One way,

Salvation’s today,

No inheritance from Dad.

Father, Son, Holy Ghost–

Three-in-One, let’s toast…

Only in God we boast!

–Jonathan Caswell

THE EXTENDED DEFLATION-GATE

THE EXTENDED DEFLATION-GATE

Jordan Levy* said the NFL knew

Ahead of time what the Patriots might do…

In Baltimore

It had happened before,

Why waste all these months to interview?

This NFL doesn’t act serious,

If they knew all along, why be imperious?…

The officials bear blame

After knowing, all the same,

THEIR motives are just as mysterious!

–Jonathan Caswell

* Jordan Levy Show, on WTAG…580 AM and 94.9 FM, weekday afternoons.

READY AT ANY TIME

READY AT ANY TIME

It’s getting late, the Master’s call

May come at any time…

The Rapture may come

To tale us to a Home sublime.

Prophesies that need to be

Fulfilled are nearly all…

The faithful wait with arms outstretched

For our Father to tale us all!

–Jonathan Caswell