Thursday, June 12, 2008

Poem: 1st Corinthians 13

1st Corinthians 13

How is it that Paul
who had no wife to embrace him
on cold desert nights,

who had no children to call his own
and fill his heart with songs and laughter,
and no mistress to inflame his passion......

How is it that this wanderer
with a heart more legal than warm,
who never knew the gentle sureness
of family and home....

How is it that he could write
this love letter of eternal perfection?

Do not tell me that God cannot transform us
and make us more than we are.
Paul's love poem is reason enough
to believe.


I have been writing a fair number of poems recently based on bible verses I have been reading. Over the next week or two, I will be posting some of them here.

The photograph is of Jennings Creek Baptist Church in Jennings Creek, Virginia, not far from Natural Bridge. You can click on it for a larger view.


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