I re-read the Holy Bible in 2020. This time I took notes on every chapter. It was one of my most enlightening reads and it guided me through the pandemic in both faith and understanding. I'm all set to begin in Genesis and read through to Revelation again in 2021. Want to join me?
Happy New Year, Everyone...
COVER TO COVER IN 2021
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 was foretold in Micah, five;
seven centuries later, Jesus arrived;
Virgin birth proclaimed, Isaiah seven,
a Son would 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,
this foretold of resurrection glory!
Genesis to Revelation, God's great story!
The Word reveals a magnificent plan
in this tome of Our Savior, God and Man.
We’re all glad to see Twenty Twenty go
The virus has battered us, blow by blow!
The election and strong civil unrest
have put every one of us to the test.
We hope for God’s favor in the new year
for vaccines to eradicate our fear
to discard our masks and to hug and touch
to return to the lives we’ve missed so much!
It’s about to turn Twenty Twenty-one
My resolution list’s completely done—
At the top, before the new year’s over
I’ll re-read my Bible, cover to cover!
It’ll teach everything I need to know
while God’s love and grace and mercy flow.
Praise God, my Father and Jesus, my Friend
as I read each page, beginning to end!
Maude Carolan Pych
Revised for 2021