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What Reward.....
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By Michael P. Johnson
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What Reward


What’s man’s reward when free of sin?

What else can faith explore?

What prize does hope yet hope to win?

Behind a faithless door


Is anything worth the worry?

What’s worth a sinless life?

That one should die in a hurry

However much the strife


Can it be true that is written?

Valid as Christians say

That both young and old are smitten

Upon their knees to pray


That which has occurred to others

That which sets countless free

That which gross darkness smothers

Can it happen to me?


If it’s real what I hear now

From One enthroned above

Like others I would my knee bow

And seek God’s grace and love


The Bible tells life’s source is here

God’s Word sheds Truth & Light

Teaching us The Lord to fear

To join with Him the fight


God’s Word I need to acquire

Purchase soon as I can

To climb daily much higher

To know Christ and His plan


For unlike the fool this morning

Seen in my mirror quite plain

Even before the next dawning

I pray to be born again.....

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Submitted: Monday, April 24, 2017

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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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