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Esther's Choice.....
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Esther's Choice

Itís wise to heed; when Jesus calls

Make sure lamps are lit

But whatís achieved behind church walls?†††††

When all we do is sit

When warm and snug we seek to be

To live without a care

Weíve failed in life failing to see

The fate of souls will share

Salvationís grace, is just the start

Godís seed, we need to sow

If Christ has come within oneís heart

The world outside to know

She needs to grow as mustard seed

Spread wide just like the vine

So others on Godís Truth can feed

And drink Lifeís blood, like wine

Like Esther had to make her choice

Having king Xerxes ear

Would she now dare to raise her voice?

Or live a life of fear?

Three days she prayed with nought to eat

In sack, instead of lace

Walking in faith her fate to meet

Before her sovereigns face

But God stood on Queen Estherís side

Great joy her king she brought

When on the gallows Haman died

Within his own trap caught

We too should follow Estherís lead

Give God our life on earth

To plant in us His Holy Seed

Growing to second birthÖ..

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Submitted: Thursday, October 25, 2012

Last Updated: Thursday, October 25, 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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