NoTHinG

My pen

How priceless you are

I would like you to talk about “nothing”

It is a most peculiar word

I have heard it used so often

The way it’s used is often absurd

I’m told there’s “nothing” to worry about

Yet I worry about “nothing” for days

When the what-ifs I worry about happens not to be so

There isn’t another word for “nothing”

With “nothing” only “nothing” can compare

When a woman speaks about all her clothing

How is it possible she has “nothing” to wear

When she tells me I’m “nothing” short of amazing

What in the world does that “nothing” mean

If that “nothing” is really something

If I look will that “nothing” be seen

We are told that everything comes from “nothing”

A “nothing” theory that lacks evidence

A Big Bang and a boom from a “nothing”

If an explosion is something

Is that why “nothing” makes sense

So if “nothing” in the end becomes “something

Then “nothing” is “nothing” at all

Just a word that causes confusion

“nothing” can be big or quite small

If “nothing” can separate us from God’s love

Please keep “nothing” away from me

For if I settle for “nothing”

It will separate me from eternity

So you can see why “nothing” is a problem

I am “nothing” if I can’t be me

“Nothing” in the end is perplexing

For “nothing” is a mystery.

AAT

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 LIVE IN JOY.      

​Let us live in joy, being kind to those 

who are unkind to us.

Among those who are  unkind , we

 live free of unkindness.

Let us live in joy, not hating those who hate us.

Among those who hate us, we live free of hate.

Let us live in joy, free from ‘disease ‘.

Among those who are ‘diseased’, we live free of ‘disease’.

Let us live in joy, free from greediness.

Among those who are greedy, we live free of greed.

Let us live in joy, though we possess nothing.

Let us live feeding on joy.

AAT

What Do You Seek?

compassWhat do you seek?
The mystery veiled in the book we carry
And the revelation of which we tarry
As we arduously pray
The records of the book known by men
The facts proven by science
The verses memorized and the stories echoed in hymns
The parables told and the many lessons we daily unearth
The laws of perfect living carefully scribed
The words of the book authored by man and inspired of Him
Yet the power of these words bundled up in the scroll of faith
How powerless are the words without the scroll
Which the Pharisees doubtfully rolled
Pharisees! pseudo – epitome of perfection in ages past
Though subtly alive now in many
Who filled with the logos of the word
Glory aloud in this knowledge
Outpour these words in uproar of prayers
Proudly sing of its rhythms
Oh how pitiful it is knowing
That the desire of many lies in knowing the Bible only
But seek not the face of the Word solely (Rev. 19: 13)
The Word, the personality of Him
Whose words are truth and life
Who for our sake stands bruised,?
His robe soaked up in blood calls to us
A call to know Him deeply
To acknowledge His preeminence
To be overwhelmed in His love
To partake in His nature and of His glory
To believe and obey His words
Oh Pharisees, this is His desire and design;
Knowing Him and obeying Him
His revelation and truth unveiled to us in fellowship
His Personality and principled to access
He asks not for a sanctimonious piety of religion
garnished by the eloquent utterance of His holy words
again, humbly I enquire
what do you seek to know?
The Word or the Bible.

NB: based on Rev. 19:13.
Living in a world where we are pressured on every side, that is even in our Christian circle. The feeling of desire to know and learn the bible that arises from the witness of public spectacle of the eloquence, knowledge and dexterity of many a Christian friend or acquaintance with the words of the Bible either in prayer, preaching, bible quiz etc. Though a good desire, how easily the sheet of goodness is stained as the quest to know the Bible by many Christians is beclouded by the setting of wrong priorities; that is knowing the Bible and leaving behind the revelation of the Word(Christ) just so we can be good at quoting it etc.

Cecil O. W.

HAD BUT ONE PRAYER

Lord, on that old rugged cross of Calvary

You shed your blood and suffered agony.

You were mocked, scorned and spat upon,

By those who denied you were God’s own Son;

But the Father had a purpose, it’s plain to see –

You arose from the tomb with great victory.

You conquered death, hell and the grave,

For a sinner’s soul such as mine to save.

You broke down my wall of pride.

Then one day you called to me

To take up the cross and follow Thee.

That glorious day you cleansed my heart –

A brand new life you did impart.

I thank you, Lord, for redeeming me;

And if I had but one prayer, that prayer would be…

“Lord, keep me ever yielded to Thee”.


AAT ~ to God, the glory be.

IF I COULD SING…

With what words shall I compose,

the lyrics of my heart?

I hear them in my mind,

yet, I’m not sure where to start.

Shall I arrange them in perfect order,

from the time when we first met?

Or open with the refrain of the day,

You took upon Yourself, my debt?

Shall I begin with my appreciation,

with the gratitude I have for You?

Or, perhaps I should open with my love,

ah, yes ~ that is what I ought to do.

For, to capture from within my soul,

the melody of my full expression

I would have to come up with the tune

of how Your love left its true impression.

Oh, to know what I now understand,

and to see how my love  has grown

you would have to one day meet . . .

this Man I have loved and known.

For God loved the world so,

He gave to all His only begotten Son

and that is the greatest love song . . .

this heart can sing to anyone!


Psalm 96:1
“O sing unto the Lord a new song:

sing unto the Lord, all the earth.”



Psalm 108:1
” O God, my heart is fixed;

I will sing and give praise, even with my glory.”


AAT