Steadfast Faith

The Bible

In steadfast faith I love my God

Though prayers sometimes hang in midair

As I remain imprisoned here

And feel as though He does not care.

 

So many others rise to fame

While wealth and power still do reign

Yes, eating with the poor is nice

We’re occupied, there is no gain.

 

I baptized You and called You Lamb

Did I not read the signals right

Oh, Jesus, tell me, did I fail

Where is Your army, strength and might?

 

Or is there something I don’t see

Authority and mastery

Is grace and mercy what I’ve missed

Is love the greatest mystery?

 

My Lord, please tell Your cousin truth

I knew You ‘fore we both were born

Please let me know You once again

To You my faith will be foresworn.

 

John, meanwhile, was still in prison. But stories about the Anointed One’s teachings and healing reached him.

Quite frankly, John is perplexed. He has been awaiting the Anointed, but he believes that person will be a great political ruler, a king, or a military hero. Jesus seems to be all about healing people and insisting that the poor and the meek are blessed.

So John sent his followers to question Jesus.

“Are You the One we have been expecting as Savior for so long? Are You the One Scripture promised would come? Or should we expect someone else?”

Go back and tell John the things you have heard and the things you have seen. Tell him you have seen the blind receive sight, the lame walk, the lepers cured, the deaf hear, the dead raised, and the good news preached to the poor.

“Tell him, blessed is he who does not take offense because I did not meet his expectations of what the Messiah would be.” (Matthew 11:2-6, The Voice)

 

Inspired by a post by Jason Bradley.

11 comments

  1. Beautiful Susan, so beautiful… ❤

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    1. Aw, thank Sheri. I appreciate it.

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  2. Stunning and powerful, Susan! 🙂 ❤

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    1. Thank you, Natalie

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  3. Great poem/words…
    I tried poetry for a while and I blew 😀
    Loved this..
    x

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  4. Expectations exceeded. How often does that happen in life? Quite lovely, Susan. Have a happy Sunday.x

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    1. You too. And yes, quite amazingly exceeded.

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  5. lovely, thank you!

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    1. Always so glad to see your name here!

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