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With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. 

 Isaiah 12:3

It rains on the just
and the unjust equally,
quenching thirsty hearts
while flooding stone cold reason
entrenched through the centuries.

Showers, heaven-born
pour out the richest of grace,
filthy hands raised high
purified by springs of love;
living water for parched souls.

Now soaked in mercy
like fresh springs in a wasteland,
approach with all joy
to drink from salvation’s well;
impermeable no more.

Poetry Type: Tanka



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Wonders Without Number

God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.   Ecclesiastes 3:11

God deposits light
in every human spirit,
sparks of truth and faith
in the image of Himself,
the gospel of creation.

Evident to all
God has made himself known.
On constant display,
His great works are clearly seen
in the wonder of the skies.
Stubborn hearts suppress
undeniable facts of
God’s divine nature.
In all vanity of mind
darkened souls restrain the truth.

Held captive within
the  freedom to keep sinning,
entertaining the
evil imaginations
that starve, then choke honesty.
We can fan the flame
or snuff it out with more doubt,
kindle the fire
or deny it oxygen.
Let your soul be warmed today.

Poetry Type: Tanka


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