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Where Lightning Strikes,,,,,
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Lightning could hardly strike one twice

Where safety stands close by

Unlike The Christ who’ll visit thrice

For those who’ve sought on high


Who’ve sought redemption, sought God’s face

By faith firmly driven

Seek through Jesus’ divine grace

From sin to be forgiven


Yet stubborn is a shameful heart

Like sheep without a guide

From blind shepherd’s refuse to part

Where darkness rules inside


Grossly deceived are fooled mankind

By Satan’s cunning horde

Till most on earth live lost and blind

To Christ salvation’s Lord


Life’s King who’d leave His royal throne

Be crucified in a tree

So fallen man of flesh and bone

Could live complete and free


To live to walk in shame no more

Love God all others too

Faithful keeping life’s righteous law

Steadfast, thorough and true


Though Christ knowing mistakes we’d make

Would send life’s guiding Dove

To stay safe from hell’s burning lake

And walk His way in love


But who on earth hearing this

Will follow Heaven’s Word

Will live and suffer no remiss

 Practising all they’ve heard…..

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Submitted: Thursday, July 26, 2018

Last Updated: Friday, July 27, 2018

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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