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Bedrock
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By Peter O
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Bedrock

"He is like a man who dug deep and laid a foundation
of rock ...."Luke 6:48

Father,

Your Son, Jesus?
His Words? Yes,
My Bedrock.

Your spade of grace
Shovels away my soul's pebbles;
Then in silence and stillness,
I settle deep within, deeper
Than my soul's mantel rock, very deep,
And then, stay His Words -- my Bedrock.

So, when the world's floods flash,
And it's tides swell and surge,,
Or it's waves crest and crush, and
My soul's floodgates crash,
His Words shelter my soul -- my Bedrock.

So, when the world's winds whip and
Drive the cold rain and biting dust;
Or when the world's gales blow and blast,
And I crouch and cower,
His Words make strong my soul -- my Bedrock.

Father,

Your Son's Words
Cage none,nor razor the soul,
But are the flow  of Saving Blood
Solidified into my soul's Bedrock.


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Posted by Geneva Poynter on 8/26/2019 at 2:55 PM

That fourth verse is exactly how it feels lately, especially. "BUT (Your Son's Words)--solidified into my soul's Bedrock" - that's the sure foundation!

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Submitted: Friday, August 17, 2012

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014

About the Poet
I am 79 years of age. For the past nine years I have been retired, after forty years, from the field of alcoholism and drug abuse in New York City. I am married and we have two grown sons and two grand-sons. My life changed through a grace-experience in 1967. Writing Christian prayers is a particular interest of mine. This came about by a growing awareness of the spiritual in recovery from addictions. I choose, intellectually and emotionally, to believe the Triune God of the Sared Scriptures as my Healer.


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