Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Genesis

The Earth lay in darkness
cold as a tomb
there was no warmth or light

It lay without life
like a barren womb
of a woman alone in the night

.... It waited for Jesus

'The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now He commands all men everywhere to repent, because He has fixed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom He has appointed, and of this He has given assurance to all men by raising Him from the dead.' 
                                                                           Acts ch.17 vs. 30,31

Once again the Earth waits
as in days of old
Again there is darkness
again it is cold
But now there's a moon
to reflect the sun
to announce the return
of God's Holy One
to tell of salvation
from sin and death
by receiving God's Spirit
...... His life-giving breath

'' For so the Lord has commanded us, saying, 'I have set you to be a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the uttermost parts of the Earth.'
                                                         Acts ch.13, v.47

How can I keep silent

A kaleidoscope has always been something that has fascinated me since I was a small child.  It is an optical instrument which has a tube containing two reflecting surfaces inclined to each other at a suitable angle.  These two surfaces are able to exhibit, by reflection, the most incredibly beautiful colours and symmetrical forms from just ordinary pieces of coloured glass.  I am reminded by it of the plan of salvation that was brought about when God said in Genesis ch.1 v.26 'Let us make man in our image.'  God and His Son Jesus Christ can make a beautiful new creation out of sinful man.