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Above Shifting Sand (2).....
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Above Shifting Sand (2).....

Heaven will spare the sinful soul

Who’ll seek Christ’s face on high

He’ll make the sick and weary whole

When to ourselves we’ll die


Through faith, God gives eternal life

Gives joy no eye has seen

Where parent, child, husband or wife

May reign as Jesus’ queen


Our parents built church towers tall

Great doors, windows galore

But now as then, God’s servants fall

To bond with Satan’s whore


We must repent or rot in jail

Seek Jesus’ help above

While walking dead, we’re bound to fail

And perish without God’s love


Some fail to grasp Salvation’s news

Some fail as Jesus’ bride

They leave behind long empty pews

To fill the graves outside


God knows backsliding’s commonplace

He knows we’ve much to learn

He knows failing to seek His face

Those bound in hell to burn


So God’s restoring fallen ruins

Building on solid ground

Above the sands and grassy dunes

His grace can still be found


The Lord keeps watch with loving eye

His ears are everywhere

He hates to see His children die

And so He waits our prayer..…

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Submitted: Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 19, 2013

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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