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2019 – Inspirational Poems

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     If a person is not “saved”, this passage in Matthew should be very sobering to them. In a nutshell, God is saying through His word that anyone who is not “born-again” and therefore is lacking in the “oil of the Holy Spirit” will miss the “glory train” to heaven. He will say to them, “I do not know you,” (verse 12). Jesus had said this before, as well, in Matthew 7:23: “Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’” (NIV). Such passages should make non-believers and hypocrites stop dead-cold in their tracks because a day is coming when we will pass the point of no return; that is, the train will have left the station and it won’t be coming back!

Train To Gloryland

There’s a road to gloryland.
Jesus knows the way.
There you’ll find there’s no more night;
just eternal day.
There’s a train for gloryland
on a heavenly track.
Don’t hang around the station
’cause it won’t be coming back.

Will you miss the train
at the end of day?
I must catch it homeward;
there’s no other way.

Do you have a train to catch?
Is it homeward bound?
When it leaves the station
where will you be found?

Do you know the Holy Spirit?
He’s the engineer.
You can trust He knows the way;
have no doubt or fear.


Matthew 25:1-13; (NIV).
     “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were wise. The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep. “At midnight the cry rang out: `Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’ “Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. The foolish ones said to the wise, `Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’ “`No,’ they replied, `there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’ “But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut. “Later the others also came. `Lord, Lord,’ they said, `open the door for us!’ “But he replied, `Truly I tell you, I don’t know you.’ “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.”

Once He starts the wheels a movin’
we’ll be on our way
to the land of sweet forever
where we’ll bask in the light of day.

Oh my friend there’s coming
such an awful time,
when no transportation
to heaven you will find.

If you’re not on board this train
you’ll hear Jesus say,
“You are not my passenger;
behind you’ll have to stay.”

While the ticket can be had
and it is free to you,
here’s the train just pulling in.
Think: what will you do?

Baggage isn’t necessary;
you can leave it all behind!
Come aboard the glory train
on the heavenly line!!

There’s a road to gloryland.
Jesus knows the way.
There you’ll find there’s no more night;
just eternal day.
There’s a train for gloryland
on a heavenly track.
Don’t hang around the station
’cause it won’t be coming back.

© rdouglasVeer 2/13/1998



      It would seem all of us, as believers, struggle with guilt issues from time to time in our lives. New believers in Christ will often find it hard to transition into the faith walk expected of them. There is much striving and stumbling along the way. But seasoned Christians are not devoid of such troubles. We strive to be perfect as our Father in heaven is perfect, (see Matthew 5:48). We do what we don’t want to do, and don’t do what we should, (see Romans 7:14 to 8:17). Oh what a wretched predicament we find ourselves in. That is, until we realize that the wonderful grace of God has made a way for us. If we would be honest with God at every turn, keep short accounts with Him, confess our sins to Him faithfully, and truly seek Him in all matters of our daily lives, we would experience the freedom He has promised us. That’s when we can truly rest in the Lord.


Romans 7:24, 25; 8:1, 2; (NLT).
     “Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death? Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord . . . So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.

John 1:9; (NKJV).
     “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

Not Guilty

The judge looked over at me–right square in the eye.
He said, “You’re old and wrinkled as a dark, troubled sky.”
He said, “I’ve let some get by, but you’re not such a one.
I might have given you a chance but hey, you’re not so young!”

Youth has nearly always been wasted on the young.
But now that I am older I shouldn’t flirt with fun. You see,
I’d wished to be much older the day that I was born.
So I’d grow up younger and not end up dull and worn.

“Please listen, I’m not guilty. I’m not guilty, I do say.
Your Honor, I’ve not had a chance. I really need a break!”
The judge replied, “You’re older now but still, you’re acting young.
Why, you must be near old enough for me to be your son!”

Then I heard a voice cry out, “He’s just a little child!
He’s only been re-born again for just a little while.
Let me take his punishment; truth is, he’s way too young.
He’s just a brand new baby; he’s one of God’s new sons.

I may be older in this world but now I’m young again,
because I have been born-again and forgiven for my sin.
Jesus lifted many burdens that were killing me,
and now the fear of death is gone. Yes, I have been set free!

I’m Young and all brand new, you see; I’m as innocent as a child.
Excused and on my way to heaven in just a little awhile.
Born-again means I’m not guilty. I have been set free.
Because of the blood of Jesus, the Heavenly Judge has pardoned me!

© rdouglasVeer 3/22/1998



      Every human being has a conscience because he carries the very breath of God in his soul. The “spirit” of man mentioned in this verse is that breath. His conscience is that lamp. Therefore every person has the capacity to know right from wrong no matter how wicked he may be. There is no way that God-given inner witness can be totally destroyed. It can, however, become numb, as if seared with a hot iron, (see I Timothy 4:1-2). One’s moral sensor can become desensitized and dull. But if a person becomes willing to listen to God’s holy Spirit, their conscience can once again be restored.

God’s Candle

Lord, I have walked so many, many pathways
searching for meaning; really searching for me.
I’ve walked paths of darkness; of sin and destruction;
I’ve walked and I’ve lived where I knew I shouldn’t be.

Within me were fires born of lust and of evil
that wouldn’t be quenched by the things of the world.
For each time I tried something new and exciting
it heaped to the fire a new kind of fuel.

I ran on the byways and slept on the roadsides
that led to the places that I knew not to go.
And though I was searching and wanting direction,
I just wouldn’t listen to the “voice” that said,”NO”.

Deep in the valley of my soul there was something;
something that sometimes I’d hear crying forth.
Then in my confusion I’d seek out new pleasures
running so wildly south, east, west and north.

Passions with people and pleasures in places,
winds of defiance and floods of despair–
never, no–never could put out the fires;
fires within that were still raging there.


Proverbs 20:27; (NASB).
     “The spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD, Searching all the innermost parts of his being.”

Fires so demanding I could not control them;
fires so exacting and would not be tamed.
So, I would run down the avenues before me
even though I knew they would all end in shame.

Shame and embarrassment became my companions;
I’d laugh and I’d act as if they weren’t there.
People and loved ones would say I was hopeless
because it would seem like I just didn’t care.

But deep in my soul-man where I lived in such darkness
a voice kept repeating again and again:
“Child can’t you see what you’re causing to happen?
Can’t you see all the misery and heartache and pain?

Don’t you know one day you’ll have to stop running?
The pathways you’re on will all end in hell!
I’ve called you to live far away from this darkness
and I’ll show you a place where your soul will get well.

You’ll heal from the anguish and all the frustration.
You’ll no longer want the proceeds of sin.
Let me bring in the light of God’s candle
and we’ll light up the place where He wants you to live .

Let me bring in the sweet Holy Spirit
Who’s light will consume all the fires you’ve known,
along with the spirit that used to control you,
and you’ll don a spirit like God’s very own.”

For the spirit of man is the candle of God
and it searches the belly’s dark inward ways
when it takes as a clothing the Lord’s Holy Spirit
and dark becomes light, and night becomes day.

Do you hear a voice calling, from deep in your being?
It’s a voice that says, “Come, let me give you some rest”.
It’s a voice from the belly; a voice where your soul lives;
a voice that says, “Living for Jesus is best”.

Will you listen and follow the path to the Spirit?
Will you listen to something inside you that yearns?
Will you follow the light of God’s spiritual candle?
Who knows how much longer your candle will burn?

© rdouglasVeer 12/26/2009



      In this life, no one will live forever. We must all pass through the portal of death. The question is, what happens after that? There are so many questions: Is there a God? What purpose does He have for man? Does He have a plan for me? How can I know Jesus is real? Can I trust that the Bible is true? Can I know God? Could He ever forgive me? How can I be saved? Can I be sure I will go to heaven? Today’s poem is filled with questions. Though it ends there, please know there are answers. Click: https://kathyveer.com/become-a-christian/

Tick-Tock Song

Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock goes the time.
Tick-tock, tick-tock, ding-dong sings the chime.

Day follows day and the years pass away
as we go down the road, ’round the bend.
Day follows day and the years pass away;
we don’t know how much TIME we have left.

Moment by moment and second by second
we look at the hands on the clock.
One thing is sure though, with each passing day
we’re nearer to when time will just STOP!!

For Jesus to come?
To make your way home.
Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock goes the time.
Tick-tock, tick-tock, ding-dong sings the chime.


Psalm 105:15 (NLT).
     “Our days on earth are like grass; like wildflowers, we bloom and die.”
I Peter 1:24 (NLT).
     “As the Scriptures say, “People are like grass; their beauty is like a flower in the field. The grass withers and the flower fades.”

Pit-pat, pit-pat, I hear the footsteps down the hall.
They’re marching the corridor of time.
Pit-pat, pit-pat; they’re coming for someone.
Is it for your life or mine?

For Jesus to come?
To make your way home.
Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock goes the time.
Tick-tock, tick-tock, ding-dong sings the chime.

I picture Calvary and there I see Jesus
dying alone on the tree.
Though he’s in anguish, he is so quiet;
I hear his blood flowing so free.
Drip-drop, drip-drop, bleeding for me on the ground.
The blood is dripping, the clock is ticking;
forever I’ll hear the sound.

Tick-tock, drip-drop,
speaking to me with those sounds.
Pit-pat, tick-tock.
Heaven or hell? Where you bound?

Jesus is coming again.
Time is so close to the end.
Minutes are ticking away.
I only have time to say . . .
“S T O P!!”
. . . and then dead silence.

© rdouglasVeer 9/13/2005



     The Scripture text today was written by the Apostle Peter. Yes, Peter; the one who was called “Simon” which means “weak”. And that’s what he was: weak. Jesus called him a man of little faith when he sunk in the water as he attempted to walk across it. Peter also tried to “protect” Jesus from going to the cross. And remember, it was Peter who had denied Jesus three times. But Peter eventually matured in his Christian walk. In this passage Peter appeals to believers to be holy and to “Be obedient to God,” desiring not those things you followed “when you were still ignorant,” (vs. 14).

Highway Of Holiness

You cannot run before you walk,
nor walk before you crawl.
You cannot walk in holiness
until you’ve given all.
You cannot carry with you there
any prejudice or pride.
You cannot carry secret sins;
they’re simply not to hide.

The selfishness that man has learned
to carry in this life–
those hateful, bitter, angry hearts
that nurture pain and strife–
must all be left along the way
before your journey starts.
The only luggage that’s allowed
is purity of heart.


I Peter 1:13-16; (GNT)
     “So then, have your minds ready for action. Keep alert and set your hope completely on the blessing which will be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. Be obedient to God, and do not allow your lives to be shaped by those desires you had when you were still ignorant. Instead, be holy in all that you do, just as God who called you is holy. The scripture says, “Be holy because I am holy.”

Oft’ times you’ll walk the road alone,
so weary at the trek.
For even loved ones will be like
a stone about your neck.
Though meaning well, they’ll want you to
“give up that heavy load”,
but they’ll not be in turn, your friends,
as you search that holy road.

So travel there upon you knees,
inching forward if you must.
At times you’ll fall flat on your face
while tear drops grace the dust.
Just then, if you will turn to God
and trust Him with your life,
He’ll bear all your anxieties,
and bitterness and strife.

And as the garments of this world
are shed and tossed aground,
your path will overflow with light;
your drum will cast new sound.
So rise and answer heaven’s call.
No more to walk alone.
Take the highway of holiness,
until God calls you home.

© rdouglasVeer 9/6/2005



      Do you remember the story about the prodigal son? He was wasteful and extravagant and he squandered his inheritance on wild living. His parents were distraught over it, I’m sure. Though the Bible doesn’t say, they must have both prayed for him “without ceasing”. The Bible does tell us that the boy finally came to his senses. He humbled himself before his dad and his heavenly Father. He admitted his mistakes and came home to face the consequences. His dad welcomed him back with open arms! Do you have a wayward child? Then pray and don’t give up because God answers prayers.

Momma Prayed

Much too soon, I was on my own
leaving what Momma had taught me at home.
Many times I wished to go back
where I knew that Momma would get me on track.

But my back was stiff and my head was hard
the day I left from Momma’s back yard.
I wouldn’t listen to what I’d been told
was waiting for me not far “down the road”.

I made up my mind that very day
that I could do it all, “my very own way”.
I had no need for any-one.
It was time for me to kick up some fun.


Luke 15:12, 13; 17-19; (NIV).
     “. . . Father, give me my share of the estate . . . Not long after that . . . he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living . . . When he came to his senses, he said . . . Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.”

Yeah, some “fun” it turned out to be
when the world started giving its licks to me.
I learned to smoke and drink and more
and soon it was drugs I was trying to score.

So many times I have laid and thought
of how much sorrow that I had brought
to Momma there at home (so good)
worrying for me like I knew she would.

I didn’t know that back at home
when Momma had time to be alone
she was praying down upon her knees
asking God through her tears to watch over me.

Those days and nights that turned into years
were soaked in Momma’s precious tears
’cause while I was doing “what-ever I would”
Momma was doing “all that she could”.

Well, that was then and this is now
and an unlimited God knew just how
to bring me to an alter one day
because my Momma knew how to pray.

Dear Momma, I know I’ve brought hurt to you
and long and lonely sleepless nights too.
But while you were doing “all that you could”,
God turned my soul from evil to good.

© rdouglasVeer 11/19/1997



     There’s nothing wrong with taking a trip now and then for relaxation and enjoyment. It’s especially nice to get away in the winter months. On the other hand, it’s the simple things in life that truly satisfy the soul. And if we find ourselves facing any kind of lack, Jesus can fill our every need.

Look Out Paradise

So you’re going to Acapulco.
Then look out paradise!
You’re going to see all those places;
you say, “It’s the spice of life!”
It’s party time in Puerto Rico .
There’s dancing at the Madre Gras.
It’s time to have fun and enjoy life.
Come on and I’ll show you how.

Yes, you’re going in search of the good times,
to take in all you that you can.
You’ll lay on the California beaches,
or the French Riviera for a tan.
Well goodbye my friend and good neighbor.
Be happy wherever you go.
But I have a place that I love more;
it’s my back yard right here at home.


Philippians 4:11-13; (NLT).
     “Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.”

The Madre Gras is just what you make it;
Acapulco and Hollywood too.
But when I lay ‘neath the trees in my yard,
it is something to “feel”, not to “do”.
You spend hundreds of dollars for sunshine;
the same sun that warms me for free
You go hundreds of miles as you search for
what is just out the back door for me.

A robin lands in the garden.
A squirrel is perched on the fence.
Leaving all this for the “hot-spots”
really wouldn’t make very good sense.
I have sunshine, and shade trees to hug me,
and they don’t wear a clowns mask to hide.
I can drink in the joys of pure nature
that no beaches or parties provide.

Why should I fly off to “dream-lands”
when the woods and the streams are so near;
where a rustling leaf stirs the heart strings
with a song that will soothe any ear.
Why travel to those far fancy places
aboard airplanes, or ships, or in cars,
when I’ve found all the joy that life offers
right here in my quiet back yard.

© rdouglasVeer 9/6/2005



      The “Rapture” is a term that refers to the return of Christ. In a “nanosecond”, He will come from heaven and call up believers who have died; they will rise first in their new glorified bodies to meet Jesus in the air. Next, He will call up those who are alive and have accepted Jesus as their Savior; their bodies will be instantly transformed into glorified ones as they rise to meet Jesus. But make no mistake: those who have not accepted Jesus will not rise to meet Christ, but they will certainly see the effects of it. While millions of people will vanish, and they will see nothing but the aftermath. It will, however, be a time of great celebration for Christians.


There’s going to be a party but don’t worry and don’t fret.
It’s not quite time to celebrate. It’s a bit too early yet.
There’ll be a catching away on that grand and glorious day.
But it’s still gonna be a while before you’ll hear them say:

Celebrate! Celebrate! It’s time to be rejoicing!
Celebrate! Make it great! Let’s sing and lift our voices!

There’s a heaven, there’s an earth, and there’s a hell below.
Heaven’s not the only place that people get to go.
There’s a broad road leading to a wide and open gate.
But only those on the narrow road will get to celebrate.


I Corinthians 15:51-52; (NLT).
     “But let me reveal to you a wonderful secret. We will not all die, but we will all be transformed! It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For when the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live forever. And we who are living will also be transformed.”
I Thessalonians 4:16-18; (NLT).
     “For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a commanding shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. First, the believers who have died will rise from their graves. Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Then we will be with the Lord forever. So encourage each other with these words.”

You see, Heaven is God’s home and it’s pure and free from sin.
Narrow is the pathway and the gate that let’s you in.
Only through Jesus will you get to be with him.
That is when the real celebration will begin.

Celebrate! Celebrate! It’s time to be rejoicing!
Celebrate! Make it great! Let’s sing and lift our voices!

Yes, the day is coming when the earth will pass away.
Many will find sorrow filling each and every day.
Hope will be abandoned and joy will be longed for.
It will be a time when they’ll celebrate no more.

Are you free from selfishness, lust, and angry hate?
Trusting in Jesus makes these things all go away.
Instead of crying bitterly on that judgement day.
Don’t you want to dance and sing as we celebrate?

We – will – cel – abrate when the time has come.
We – will – cel – abrate when the Lord has come.

Celebrate! Celebrate! It’s time to be rejoicing!
Celebrate! Make it great! Let’s sing and lift our voices!

© rdouglasVeer 12/26/2009




      A father figure in a home is so very important, especially for young girls. It is said that if a girl is not shown love by her dad, she will seek it elsewhere. That’s why so many girls get into trouble; they are having babies before they’ve grown up themselves. So if you’re a dad out there, remember to love and value your daughter(s). The affection and acceptance you show them will go a long way toward shaping them into the young ladies they ought to be. Father’s, remember your daughters (and sons) this Father’s Day.    The book of Revelation contains the words of John’s vision of things to come. In chapter nineteen, John saw and heard the multitudes in heaven praising God because the marriage supper of the Lamb was about to begin. This great feast will occur at the time of the rapture of the church, when Christ will call for His bride (the church) to come and be with Him forever.



Proverbs 15:1-33 (KJV)
     “A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.”
Psalm 144:12 (KJV)
     “May our sons flourish in their youth like well-nurtured plants. May our daughters be like graceful pillars, carved to beautify a palace.”
1 Peter 3:3-4 (KJV)
     “Do not let your adorning be external the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.”

Daddy’s Girl

There are lots of things to think about
in this ole’ crazy world.
Especially when you’re a DADDY
to a precious “baby girl”.
You think about the “whooping cough”
and “mumps and”measles” too,
and wonder,”If she get’s them,
what ever will I do?”

But somehow she comes through those years
and learns to crawl and walk.
Then one day you hear, “Daddy”,
as she begins to talk!
With every year that passes by
your heart swells more and more,
as patiently, you watch with pride
for what God has in store.

She goes to school and does real well
and you’re so pleased for her.
And you watch her as she grows into
a precious “teen-aged” girl.
And now you know that soon she’ll be
a woman . . . and you pray,
that soon she’ll give her heart to God, before
some boy takes it away.

She will never leave your mind
and surely not your heart!
Because deep down within your soul
she’ll always be a part.
“Dear Daughter, you’re my sparkle,
more than diamonds or pearls.
And whether you are young or old,
you’ll always be, “Daddy’s Girl”.

© rdouglasVeer 9/20/1997




     The book of Revelation contains the words of John’s vision of things to come. In chapter nineteen, John saw and heard the multitudes in heaven praising God because the marriage supper of the Lamb was about to begin. This great feast will occur at the time of the rapture of the church, when Christ will call for His bride (the church) to come and be with Him forever.



Revelation 19:7-10; (NLT).
     “Let us be glad and rejoice, and let us give honor to him. For the time has come for the wedding feast of the Lamb, and his bride has prepared herself.
She has been given the finest of pure white linen to wear. For the fine linen represents the good deeds of God’s holy people. And the angel said to me, ‘Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb.’ And he added, ‘These are true words that come from God.'”

A Bride To Be

A bride to be! My heart now sings
for I shall stand beside the king.
When e’er the Father bids us, “Come,”
I’ll be the wife of His dear son.

Oh, I can hardly wait to see
that special place prepared for me
because my Lord will be so near;
He’ll wipe away my every tear.

The table is already set;
The marriage feast ordained and blessed.
Then Christ will come to claim His bride;
Forever settled by His side.

For now I’m just a bride to be
But I’m the one that you will see.
Married to God’s precious son
The day the trumpet sound says, “Come”.

© rdouglasVeer 1992



      The book of Psalms is a book of praise and worship of God. It was written by several authors; King David wrote more than half of them. We can know one thing for sure: David loved God and was called a man after God’s own heart. Even though he sinned, he was devastated by his failures. His heart’s desire was to get back on track with God. You might even say David was desperate for God. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if as Christians, we would all get to that place where we sincerely desired to be close to God, above all else.

Sincerely Yours
(A Letter To God)

Oh, God of the heavenly universe;
so full with stars and light.
How can I ever understand,
how you made the day and the night?
How can I ever begin to grasp
all of your awesome might?
But there’s one thing for sure:
It is You I adore.
Lord, I want to be sincerely yours.
Yes, that’s what I want to be.
Sincerely yours.


Psalm 145:1-3; (NLT).
A Psalm Of Praise Of David.
     “I will exalt you, my God and King, and praise your name forever and ever. I will praise you every day; yes, I will praise you forever. Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise! No one can measure his greatness.”

The world has a way of making believe.
It wants to pretend all the time.
But in all of the universe You are unmatched
and now I am yours and you’re mine.
Grateful forever I’ll always be
because of Your love so divine.
And there’s one thing for sure:
It is You I adore.
Lord, I want to be sincerely yours.
Yes, that’s what I want to be.
Sincerely yours.

Sincerely yours.
Lord, that’s what I want to be.
Sincerely yours;
each and every small part of me.
My heart and my soul,
my hands and my feet
cry out to you with each breath I take.
Lord, all that I am and all that I’ll be.
Oh Lord, I’m sincerely yours.
~ ~ ~
I cry out to you with each breath I take.
Lord, all that I am and all that I’ll be.
Oh Lord, I’m sincerely yours.
~ ~ ~
I cry out to you with each breath I take.
Lord, all that I am and all that I’ll be.
Oh Lord . . . I’m sincerely . . . yours.

© rdouglasVeer 5/20/2011



     We are so blessed here in America. While there are many people all over the world that would love to own a Bible, and while some countries have even outlawed them, Christian homes on this continent have access to several Bibles in all sorts of versions. At the same time, there are many folks–though they may own a Bible or two–never open one to read the wonderful messages written within its pages. How sad. What good is a shiny new Bible if it’s never explored?

The Most Beautiful Bible

I was sitting there holding my head in my hands.
I don’t think anybody in the world understands.
The radio was blaring out a whole bunch of words.
It really was stupid stuff; let me tell you what I heard.

A guy–like from a carnival–was hawkin’ his wares.
The way he went about it wouldn’t make me care.
Inside it just left me feeling kind of numb.
Yes, he was religious but he sounded so dumb.


John 8:31, 32; (AMP).
     Jesus said, “If you abide in My word [continually obeying My teachings and living in accordance with them, then] you are truly My disciples. And you will know the truth [regarding salvation], and the truth will set you free [from the penalty of sin] . . .”

I’ve heard this kind of “junk” before: Come one, come all,
come everybody–big and small.
The deal of a lifetime is finally here.
Hurry now; this offer may soon disappear.

With edges all gold and letters big and bold,
come read all about the greatest story ever told.
You can get it in blue and burgundy too.
It’s only nine-ninety-five. This is the Bible for you!

But in my hand were pages that were tattered and torn.
I said, “To me, the most beautiful Bible is well worn.”
Oh, how many times I have traveled this way
and opened these pages and heard my God say,
“Walk in My word; believe wholly in Me.
When you know My truth, the truth will set you free.”

© rdouglasVeer 12/26/2009

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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?”