2019 – Inspirational Poems
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Today is “Sanctity of Human Life Sunday”. Did you know that since the Supreme Court decision of Roe Vs. Wade in 1973, there have been over 60 million abortions in America? We’re not just talking about terminated pregnancies; we’re talking about the killing of millions of children. Oh, but that’s such strong language, you say. You may protest that you have the right to do what you want to with your own body. That’s true. But you don’t have any rights over the body of another.
Jeremiah 1:4, 5 (NIV).
“The word of the Lord came to me [Jeremiah] saying, Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart . . .”
I wonder what the snow looks like
and the sparkling of the rain
as it lights upon the window
and runs down the window pane
I’ll bet the sun is very warm
when the morning brings its light
pushing away the darkness
that hides everything at night
And I can only imagine
what it must feel like to be
cuddled up to Momma’s breast
while I sit upon her knee
You see I’ve looked so forward
to having all these things
like seeing light and shadows
and hearing Robins sing
I guess I’ll just imagine, Mom,
how my cheeks would feel to blush
and when you’d softly touch my hair
as you’d begin to brush
And I’d love to feel your heart beat
as you held me close to you
and learn the many other things
that little girls get to do
But Momma don’t you worry
‘cause I love you anyway
even though I was aborted
when I was almost born today.
© rdouglasVeer 1/20/2019
So, how’s your New Year’s resolution going? Have you kept your promises to yourself? Are you living up to what you might have promised God? By the way, what did you put at the top of your list? What have you deemed most important? Remember that in all we try to accomplish, only what we do for the Lord will last for eternity. Matthew said in chapter 16, “For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Vs. 26). Are we really working for Jesus, or are we working hard to store up treasure in this life, only to leave it behind in the end?
Luke 12:15-21 (NKJV)
The Parable of the Rich Fool
And He [Jesus] said to them, “Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.”
Then He spoke a parable to them, saying: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded plentifully.
And he thought within himself, saying, `What shall I do, since I have no room to store my crops?’
So he said, `I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there I will store all my crops and my goods.
And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry.” ‘
But God said to him, `Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?’
“So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”
© rdouglasVeer 6/2/2012
King Solomon penned one-thousand-and-five love songs in this biblical book called The Song of Solomon or The Song of Songs. The theme of the book can be found in verse 2:16: “My lover is mine, and I am his. . .” The book presents a beautiful love story in poetic form and has been a source of delight to readers through the ages. It celebrates the love between a bridegroom and a bride. But it is also a perfect picture of the beautiful bond between Christ, the Heavenly Bridegroom, and His Church, the Bride of Christ. It is wonderful to know that the bridegroom takes the initiative to pursue the bride. In the same way, God chooses us, and opens the way for us to be united with Him. Furthermore, the bride is unworthy of the bridegroom’s love. As sinners, we too, are unworthy, but God is gracious and His love for us is eternal. While human marriage is time-honored and magnificent, as believers our union with Christ is everlasting and divine.
Song of Songs 2:12-14
Get up, my dear friend, fair and beautiful lover-come to me! Look around you: Winter is over; the winter rains are over, gone! Spring flowers are in blossom all over. The whole world’s a choir-and singing! Spring warblers are filling the forest with sweet arpeggios. Lilacs are exuberantly purple and perfumed, and cherry trees fragrant with blossoms. Oh, get up, dear friend, my fair and beautiful lover-come to me! Come, my shy and modest dove–leave your seclusion, come out in the open. Let me see your face, let me hear your voice. For your voice is soothing and your face is ravishing.
(For my bride to be)
I hear the whispers in the wind
When even tide is near.
With its soft melodious voice
It calls the moon, “Come near”.
I hear the gurgling of the brook
As it trickles down.
Across the rocky meadow face
With wrinkles in its brow.
I hear the branches of the pines
Play syncopated tunes
That harmonize with ev’ning doves
And owls and lutes and loons.
Then the brook and wing and wind
in orchestrated mewl
Bring night alive
with moon and stars
To now be born anew.
Love’s crescendo booms and cries
In catalytic swoon.
Our hearts unite “en musicale”
beneath a lover’s moon.
And then in soft melodic notes
Your love song touches me
And matches melody and rhyme
To my “heartsong melody”.
© rdouglasVeer 3/8/1997
Matthew 16: 26, “And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but
lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul?”