Creation: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word -
was with God and the Word was God. Unbridled truth occured.
Then from dust of the earth, He formed this simple, feeble man
and from this vast creation, two worlds of our God began.
Then man sinned. Yet with the Tree of Life and man's Garden gone
God still prepares a special place, and soon a perfect dawn.
He, through His sure time, from Genesis to Revelation,
allows He the pit of death and all misinterpretation.
And through this time - from the Tree of Life to the Book of life,
truths are still held in His Word - just as sin held Adam's strife.
When truths are exposed, sin is found and fully uncovered.
Truth hurts, as pain pierces with facts which are finally discovered.
Truth sought me out also - but then I didn't want to hear.
I roamed in circles daily and was lost from year to year.
But though my ears were opened, I still lived sins horrid pain -
with hands on my ears, I screamed and cried in futile vain.
Thirty nine lashes there would be. So very loud I'd shout.
"Oh ye of little faith" God said as His grace sought me out.
My sin burned as smoke in my eyes - but when I knelt in awe,
with mind and soul united, understanding I then saw.
His Word close, I hold to heart, as I read it every day -
and from its truths and words of wisdom, I will never sway.
From chapter to book, phrase to word, I'll never be accursed,
for God's truth doesn't bend a bit, nor dance from verse to verse.
I, a measure of faith God gave, as He is just and fair.
I pulled my hands off both my ears, then closed in humble prayer.
Will paper from the Tree of Life, and cross Christ hung upon -
with blood that inked the Book of Life, contain my name thereon?
The Tree of Life had perfect root - t'was pleasing to the eye,
the Book of Life contains the truth - produced what fruit, have I?
2009 louis gander - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Genesis 2:9 (KJ) And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
Revelation 3:5 (KJ) He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.
2016 louis gander - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED - For more poems like this one, see ganderpoems.org
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