My Enemy

My Enemy

My enemy is not the black or Jew,

The next-door neighbor or the former spouse,

The communist, the atheist or you.

The enemy is in the bone-cage house.

No matter whether I sleep or wake, he beats

Like mad to push my blood to other parts.

Impostor! Promising my life, he cheats

Me out of it, my enemy, my heart.

 

He is the field where Sin takes root and grows

Until the face of God is blotted out;

Then tyrant Sin commits a felony

And pays his wage, the wage of death, he owes.

Deceitful heart, let Jesus in, so Doubt

And Sin will drown in blood He shed for me.

~Day

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Creation to Revelation

 

       Creation to Revelation

 

The Lord created eyes and wings on fleas

And made the stardust soar in galaxies.

He spoke, and made the grizzly bears and wolves,

Mosquito wings, and untamed horses’ hooves.

Through Christ He made the buttercups and seeds,

Rice, corn, and wheat on which the nations feed;

Jehovah made the mountains, streams and lakes:

Creation on this earth was for man’s sake.

 

The Lord Almighty, who is good and just,

Formed Adam, the first man, from Eden’s dust,

And from his rib He molded man a mate

Who, tempted, took forbidden fruit and ate.

God sent away the two who’d been beguiled,

The woman would have pain to bear a child.

Two cherubim were sent to guard the gates,

Then Cain, a son, shed blood with jealous hate.

 

The Lord told Noah to construct an ark,

God made his covenants with patriarchs.

Leading his people to the Promised Land,

He gave Commandments through meek Moses’ hands.

He watched the reigns of kings both good and bad,

Mistreatment of his prophets made Him sad,

No man on earth was righteous, no, not one,

So God, in love, gave men his only Son.

 

To free all men required pure sacrifice

And only God’s one Son could pay the price.

“Forgive them, Father,” he said in last breaths

And died, in pain, a criminal’s hard death.

Below him soldiers gambled for his clothes,

But in three days Christ Jesus, God’s Son, rose

And showed disciples holes in hands and side

To prove that death itself, through Him, had died.

 

Along Damascus’ road the Lord appeared

To Saul, called Paul, and blinded him with fear.

This Paul, who’d persecuted for the Jews,

Converted and began to preach good news,

And though he was imprisoned, scorned and stoned,

His letters taught of sin, how God atoned

For it through blood that poured from Jesus’ side

And how, through faith, the saints are sanctified.

 

The Book of Revelation by Saint John

Foretells a time of troubles coming on.

John wrote the world will see an evil Beast

And after that, a thousand years of peace.

The Lord will come like a thief in the night

To judge the nations and show men right.

Since God will cast the devil down to burn,

The Church’s saints await the Lord‘s return.

 

The Splendor of His Majesty

The splendor of His majesty

Infuses dust with joy,

For dust we are, to dust return,

Man, woman, girl and boy.

His resurrection power’s seen

When winter turns to spring,

When evil human hearts, unclean,

Have an awakening,

 

For when the Holy Spirit shines

Through cobwebs in the heart,

Forgiveness comes, sin declines

And holiness can start.

 

He draws a nation to its knees

(Each nation is a drop

To him who governs stars with ease)

And knocks away the props

 

That keep his people in captivity,

So that they may behold

The splendor of His majesty,

More precious than fine gold.

~Day Williams

Easter Day

(Luke 24:44, Acts 10:43,

Romans 11:25, 2 Cor. 3:14)

Prophecies Fulfilled

His life fulfilled

The prophecies

Of old, which Jews,

Eyes veiled, can’t see.

~Day

 

(Luke 24:25-27,

Mt. 3:17, 17:5)

On the Road to Emmaus

He told them of

The prophecies

Of him, with whom

The Lord was pleased.

~Day