Maybe you'd like to join me
in my New Year's resolution...
COVER TO COVER IN 2023
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 scriptures 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.
I’ve said goodbye to Twenty Twenty-two
Twenty Twenty-three is fresh and new
I’ve made resolutions and set some dates
marked up the calendar, my plans look great
but there’s one thing I simply have to do
that is to read the Holy Bible through
Each page holds the wisdom I’ll need in life
throughout the joyful days and times of strife
I’ll be on track for Twenty Twenty-three
learning of truth and grace, love and mercy
about God my Father, and Jesus, friend
a love story, page after page, to end
Maude Carolan Pych