Tag Archives: Saul to Paul

GOD’S LOVE HAIKU

GOD’S LOVE HAIKU

Prayer to Father,

Day-to-day walking with God…

Garden exercise!

Alive: Jesus Christ,

The perfect sacrifice Rose…

Of Sharon…He lives!

Broken bonds of slaves,

To the flesh allegiance gone…

Luke four: eighteen and nineteen!

Saul persecuted,

Jesus rerouted ardor…

Paul, His new servant!

–Jonathan Caswell

ROMANS 8:28 IN THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES

ROMANS 8:28 IN THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES

 

Been reading early chapters of Acts

And how God’s Spirit impacts…

The way we refuse

His commands to use,

Thus wearing armor with cracks.

Christ said, “to the ends of the earth”

But found a marked dearth…

Of volunteers

Leaving Jewish frontiers,

Believing what Christ was worth.

In point of fact, former Greeks,

Were the first to make Gospel leaps….

To Samaria prime

And give an Ethiopian time

To find the God each one “seeks.”*

It really took a Saul

To get them to move at all…

Persecution indeed

Pointed out need

To take it beyond that city wall!

The Romans finished the job

By seventy A.D., with a mob…

Which trashed the place

And the Hebrews disgraced,

Pillaging and leaving just sobs.

Saul turned to Paul baptized,

Who Jerusalem gladly subsidized…

With the writing on the wall,

Church must grow or fall

Is something still to be realized.

Have we really learned anything new?

Mainline churches are dying too…

Spiritually if not in numbers

Humanism encumbers,

While others are reaching out with real Good News!

 

–Jonathan Caswell

*I know, I know…I’m mixing past and present tenses here!  Hence the word “seeks” in quotes.  Shame on me!!!!