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A Poem for the Christians Among Us

Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:07 pm
by BillW
My heart says, "No!"My head says, "Yes!"
The peaceful fruit of righteousness awaits.
Those the rod has trained in love and trust
Receive the fruit that exercise creates.
Chast'ning is grievous, but unless
It does its destined work within the soul
Will the One ordaining it still bless
The one who spurned it, never rendered whole?
The way is marked. The path is more than plain
And we will not ignore it or pretend.
Those who have not shrunk from fear of pain
Will be among the thankful in the end.
He welcomes ev'ry chastened child
Rebellious once, now reconciled. (Hebrews 12)

Re: A Poem for the Christians Among Us

Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:53 am
by Olivia
Very nice, thank you for sharing!

Re: A Poem for the Christians Among Us

Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:19 am
by BillW
I'm glad you liked it, Olivia.

For some reason I don't understand two words got omitted from line one. It should read,
"My hears says, "No !" My head says, "Yes. You must !
It seems like the spell check feature I don't know how to delete on our old dinosaur tablet makes decisions on its own after enough time has passed that I'm not watching it. I would edit it if I could.

Re: A Poem for the Christians Among Us

Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:24 am
by Lauren
You can edit it. Just click on the 3 dots on the top right corner of your post and edit is the first one down.

Re: A Poem for the Christians Among Us

Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:39 am
by AWE_1993
Not Christian, but the poem is great and lovely!

Re: A Poem for the Christians Among Us

Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:18 pm
by BillW
1. Thank you for the how-to.

2. Since when is the Book of Hebrews not Christian ?

Re: A Poem for the Christians Among Us

Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:32 pm
by Jacob HF
BillW wrote: ā†‘
Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:18 pm
Since when is the Book of Hebrews not Christian ?
I believe that AWE is saying that she is not Christian.

--Jacob

Re: A Poem for the Christians Among Us

Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:40 pm
by AWE_1993
Jacob's is right, thank you for explaining.

I'm saying that I appreciate the poem even though I am not christian.

Re: A Poem for the Christians Among Us

Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:32 pm
by BillW
Iā€™m glad you do.

Re: A Poem for the Christians Among Us

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:11 am
by leenicolelinn
I like it šŸ‘