Luke 1:1-4: Prologue — Reliable Account

As many have essayed to write an account,
Of Jesus’ deeds and rightly recount.
I also felt burdened to write one as well,
This orderly research I now start to tell,
Theophilus, excellent son in the Lord,
I pray that you may be refreshed by my word.
But how can you trust,
These words of Jesus?

These deeds are eye-witnessed and verified fact,
And each witnessed questions I carefully asked.
And I, one of many, who searched and compiled,
Have found in this message no error defiled.
Most trustworthy word that ever was written,
And any who reads with this truth will be smitten.
Most reliable,

Inerrant, divine, and historic – decreed.
Investigate then and now carefully read.
So I, as seemed fitting, began to research,
The life of Lord Jesus to death and from birth.
I interviewed those who then once with Him lived,
This book I deliberate, consecutive give.
With certainty know,
That this happened so.

On the truth of this word you may wager your life.
So then listen I start now the History of Christ.

Creation: Genesis 1

Now only God was at the start,
Before the world was made.
But all the earth was void and dark,
His Spirit o’er it stayed.

Then God did speak – Eternal Word,
Ignite, you, crystal ray!
“Let there be light to fill the earth,”
Now break you dawning day!

And next the water rushed apart,
The sea to ocean bed,
And water over also starts,
Thus earth and heaven wed.

Then from the sea God brought forth land,
The dirt and granite firm.
The plants He sprouted with His hand,
The vegetable ad herb.

But now to astral regions turn!
The stars He stretches out.
Then sun ascends, begins to burn,
The moon too casts beams out.

And then the whales and fish He brings,
The monsters of the deep.
Release the fluttering birds of wing,
All whirling, skirling, fleet.

The creeping things of earth He brought,
The Cattle, beasts of land.
Then God Himself their ruler wrought,
The culmination – man.

To man He then gave strict command,
“Dominion you must gain,
And till the earth with work of hand,
And multiply your strain.”

And all of this God saw was good,
The earth did His behest.
The seventh, final day as should,
God finally took His rest.

Creation was by God defused,
He first – creative – thought,
The artist, genius, filled with muse,
But imitates his God.

And is not this dominion too,
Subduing even thought?
Imagination draws anew,
As God made man from aught.

So if we will God imitate,
In these beginning deeds,
We must subdue, we must create,
And rest – for God did these.

Magnificent – Isaiah 6

I’m sorry I was unable to get a poem up last week. My only excuse is that I didn’t have WiFi (or running water which was a bigger concern at the time…) so to make up for it, I’m giving you an extra poem this week, enjoy!

(Written September 7, 2014)

I saw Jehovah sitting on the throne,
Exalted and lofty, glorious eye.
The train of His robe the temple filled,
Before Him seraphim did fly.
Each seraphim was bearing each six wings.
With two they cover each their face,
With two more they covered up their feet,
With two they flew from place to place.

Sing: “Holy is the Lord!
His glory fills the earth!
Yea, holy is the Lord!
Let every tongue His praise birth!

And with this cry of praise the temple shook,
But the foundations were not broke.
Before these voices was all this done,
And the whole temple filled with smoke.
“Oh woe is me, for I am doomed!
For I’m a man of unclean lips,
And mine eyes have seen the Lord of Hosts!”
So thus my soul with fear was gripped.

Sing: “Holy is the Lord!
His glory filled the earth!
Yea, holy is the Lord!
Let every tongue His praise give birth!

Straightway one of the seraphs to me flew,
And in his hand a burning coal.
And with this coal he fair touched my lips,
“Behold your lips I have made whole!”
The from the throne I heard the Lord to speak,
“Yea is there one who I might send?”
Then my soul with rapture filled replied,
“Lord send me, let me join this hymn!”

Sing: “Holy is the Lord!
His glory filled the earth!
Yea, holy is the Lord!
Let every tongue His praise give birth!