Sunday, December 29, 2013

Thinking about a New Year's Resolution...



     Among my most meaningful things to do

     while reading the Holy Scriptures through

     is write Messiah's Name in the margin

     of the Old Testament, where'er I find Him.

     Of course, I do not find Jesus' Name,

     but I certainly find Him, just the same.


     I find Him in the Lamb and the Lion,

     foreshadows of the Temple in Zion,

     find Him in Joshua, David, Passover,

     in the Song, the whale, cover to cover.

     I've thumbed through pages and jotted a few

     Messianic treasures to share with you:


     Messiah's birth’s foretold in Micah, five;

     seven centuries later, Jesus arrived;

     virgin birth proclaimed, Isaiah seven,

     a Son to be fathered by God in Heaven.

     Kings would bow down to Him and nations serve,

     Solomon's Psalm Seventy-two observed.


     He'd be pierced and mourned, said Zechariah;

     Our Redeemer, fifty-three, Isaiah,

     who prophesied resurrection glory!

     Genesis to Revelation, God's true story!

     The Word reveals a magnificent plan

     in this tome of Our Savior, God and Man.


         The year Twenty Fourteen is almost here—

         I’ll suggest a resolution without peer:

         Resolve to read before this year’s over,

         the Holy Bible, cover to cover.


         It contains everything you need to know

         about Love, Salvation and How to Grow.

        You’ll learn God’s story beginning to end

        all about your Sovereign and closest Friend!


     Maude Carolan

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