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A Place Prepared (2)
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By Michael P. Johnson
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A Place Prepared (2)

No house can stand on shifting silt

Nor thrive through drifting tide

In Truth! Godís house will now be built

On Him, we crucified

Godís church is not of wood and brick

But stones alive within

A place to come when lost when sick

When burdened down with sin

Bonded with love, with peace and care

Through joy, through faith and trust

Potent, dynamic, Godís house of prayer

Will rise from out the dust

Eternal power, till now unseen

Unknown since time began

The Lord transforms His righteous queen

Redeemed from mortal man

A church endures, when Heaven blessed

Sheíll stand the test of time

A house, where shame can find no rest

Nor have no place for crime

No granite walls, no doors of brass

No hall of elegant sight

Twas no fine horse, but humble ass!

That Jesus took delight

Nor was the upper room so fine

No place for pomp or crown

Twas good enough for bread and wine

So Heavenís Ghost came down

This truth can no one ever change

However flesh may try

Each stone The Lord can so arrange

Will never fall or die.....†


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Submitted: Monday, October 15, 2012

Last Updated: Monday, October 15, 2012

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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