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Make Light Work
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Make Light Work


In church we hear “The Truth is mine”

“My home’s with God above”

But who has Light and fails to shine               Isa.60:1

Lays waste The Father’s love


Perhaps such words sound harsh or cruel

Judgemental and absurd

But wisdom sees it as a rule

Through Heaven’s living Word                    Mt.5:14


Salvation’s not a trend or quirk

A harbour meant for rest

For light to shine, it needs to work!

To serve and pass life’s test


We must consider those yet lost

Those battered torn and bound

However high our personal cost

Making them safe and sound


Countless may fail many may fall

Suffering scorn and pain

But standing true to Jesus’ call

We live to live again


To shine! The bride must duly arise

In armour fit to fight

Helping, loving, opening eyes

Through Jesus’ wondrous Light


Rise up! From out that snug warm chair

From off your favourite pew

Divide God’s love, show personal care

As Christ Himself, would do


Salvation’s not a frivolous thing

No sermon spoken sweet

With gathered friends nice songs to sing

Sitting at someone’s feet…..

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Submitted: Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 13, 2015

About the Poet
I never wrote a word of poetry in my life. Till the day Jesus took my hand and touched my soul.....I invite your response. However most poems are not about me! Very few are. But the feed-back good, bad or indifferent is always desired. Not meant to offend, but I write about many things in many a guise. Of life, death, lost, found, saved, backsliders, new comers, repenting souls, doubting hearts, heathens, Christians, fire, water, Satan's daughter, wallowing in sin, saved, made sound walking in Light, graceful righteous. Suffering, ecstatic, bored, excited, sad, delighted, Sick, well, lame, able, living, dying, etc. etc. etc. Writing about anything, everything and everyone as the spirit leads. All meant to reveal, waken, revive, encourage, shame, help. Gladden, pick up, exalt, portrait, liberate. Again over 99% of my work is not about me. Although at times I write as though I were or am. Speaking e.g. in the first person. This is quite common even in the bible itself. Prophets speak of themselves, then God speaks, again the prophet, then God......Quite often it's difficult to distinguish whom it is that at any given time is speaking or narrating.

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