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GIVEN

 

I am a seed

End over end I tumble and bounce on the ground

I land where time’s hand and fortune’s wind have scattered me

And I ask

Here on the rock among thorns am I bound?

Restlessly at rest or unknowingly free?

Send rain

Not yet to germinate but to wash me away

From this barren place I have witlessly settled for

Help

For I am helpless and willingly rolled astray

But I have a germ of goodness at my core

 

Let Him who has all ears hear my plea

And come hither to transplant me

 

Copyright Jason Horsler

11/12/2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

HIM INSTEAD OF ME

 

The more into it I look the more I see
it had to be Him instead of me.
Thank God it is so for I was dead
but he who is life - died in my stead.
I gladly turn my heart to him
who gladly took from my life: sin.
in him I have this certainty
the chance to thank for eternity.
we are all of us by else enslaved
but I choose to serve the Lamb who saved....

I cannot earn what was freely given
I barely understand the gift of grace
have mercy on me - the sinner, Lord
when we one day meet face to face.
 

Copyright Jason Horsler

27/07/2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

I AM - AM I

 

"I am," the Lord has told us
who was and is and is to come
ancient of days and everlasting
who said "let there be" and "it is done."

 

"Am I?" the small voice inside asks
"Am I so valuable and so beloved by He?
Am I safe in His redemption?
Am I in Him and He in me?"

 

"I am," spoke the Burning Bush,
the Lord at the well and walking the lake
"I am here - now and always.
I am offering my love - will you take?"

 

"Am I one of your flock, Lord?
Am I in the Book of Life?
Am I your servant and your friend?
Am I your child, your wife?"

 

"I am the lord," he said, "know this and be still."
"Thou art," I cried, "teach me thy holy will."

 

Copyright Jason Horsler
08/08/2013

 

 

 

 

 

WHY DIDN'T YOU GO TO THE MOUNTAINS LOT?

 

Why didn't you go to the mountains Lot?
The Lord commanded you so.
He spared you from sulphur, fire and salt,
yet still you would not go.

 

What did you fear in the mountains Lot
that was worse than wrathful rain?
He singled you out for salvation -
did you doubt He would do it again?

 

Why did you flee to the village Lot,
to gather provisions and wine?
Would He abandon you to starve in the hills?
Would you limit his love divine?

 

Were you consumed with grief o Lot,
Blind to your daughters' need?
Abraham was near - you knew it Lot -
Your good friend's sons had seed.

 

Why did you settle for a cave Lot,
for a legacy of shame and derision?
All because you limited God's great love
and doubted his on-going provision.

 

Why didn't you go to the mountains Lot?
The Lord commanded you so.
May we all learn from your mistake o Lot
and go when God say go.

 

Copyright Jason Horsler
08/2013




PEARL
As the swine disregards the pearl
and blithely chews the stale corn
so the best that man can boast
is blind to the truth until reborn.
What can be seen through a fish's scales?
Even the mud of Christ is clear.
That which is whispered after the storm,
may He grant us an ear to hear.
For at best we are walking trees,
oh, the blind man saw it so true.
We cry "free-will" and shake our chains
old wine-skins wanting new.
A passing thought, a morning mist,
calling super nature a delusion
but the emptiness of matter and space
make our world an electric illusion.
'Time,' men say, 'goes forever on -
live today for tomorrow we die.
The fife is played, the dirge is sung
and we, the market children, cry.'
Shrewd as snakes but without the dove
a generation of dry bones lying,
thinking not of the Maker or Redeemer,
too busy living to see the dying.
And the swine still ignores the pearl;
the prodigal son desires the pods.
The Day of the Lord approaches swiftly
and the world wants other gods.

04/2015

All my poetry is copyrighted (in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988) and some of it has been published. They are here for your enjoyment and commentary. If you do wish to use them in any form of publication you will need to contact me (tai_tree@yahoo.co.uk). I reserve the right to be recognised as the author of these works.
 
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