Sunday, December 31, 2023

Happy New Year 2024


Happy New Year!  




     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 farewell to Twenty Twenty-three

                        Twenty Twenty-four is in front of me

                        I’ve made resolutions and set some dates

                        marked up the calendar, my plans look great


                        but there’s one thing I always love to do

                        that is to read the Holy Bible through

                        Each page holds the wisdom I’ll need in life

                        throughout days of joy and the times of strife


                        I’ll be on track for Twenty Twenty-four

                        learning of mercy and grace, love and more

                        about God my Father, and Jesus, friend

                        an epic love story, page one to the end


Maude Carolan Pych


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