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Mountains & Valleys
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Mountains & Valleys

 

Who know Jesus is always near?

God’s love with all to share

One needn’t walk or live in fear

Nor wander in despair

 

Where Christ is Lord life’s living guide

Where wisdom has its way

God’s love, God’s grace planted inside

Will always win the day

 

Regardless where this life may lead

Though dangers come and go

When love becomes our chosen seed

We’ll harvest what we sow

 

Thank God for mountain trials on earth

Valleys of testing thought

Where whiling souls can bring to birth

That confrontation’s taught

 

Praise God for depths of solitude

Ravines, rugged as stone

Journeys of life earnest reviewed

Have reached to heights unknown

 

In windy storms, torrential rains

Dark blizzards of despair

Praise God through true life’s growing pains

Power enough to bear

 

In faith, in Truth, I’m going on

I’m climbing higher still

Holding trusting God’s Lamb God’s Son

Doing The Father’s will    

 

Whatever is in store for me

What portion life may bring

With Christ; life’s songs of victory

Forever more I’ll sing..... 


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Submitted: Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 14, 2016

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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