WORDS FROM MY FATHER
A collection of poems given by inspiration of the Holy Spirit. May you find in them, words of wisdom, love, and understanding, to guide you in your daily walk. Some of these poems may have been directed toward specific individuals, but like The Word of God, have a message for all. May you be as blessed in your reading, as the one who penned them.
Ecclesiastes 12:11 (KJV)
11The words of the wise are as gods, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.
Traveling this road of life can sometimes feel like pain.
When I sought for sunshine, I only found the rain.
I longed for a meadow to rest, but found a mountain in the way.
Oh, I thought within my soul, there must be a brighter day.
The many rivers I had to cross, gave me no cause to gloat;
I grew so tired from swimming; If only I had owned a boat.
Being weary from all my trials, then to the Lord I cried.
But he, instead of making it easy, showed me the other side.
I saw a man dry and withered, crying out in his pain.
He had laid out in the sunshine, not realizing he needed rain.
I saw a man surrounded by hills, seeming confused just marking time.
Since he avoided all his mountains, he never learned to climb.
I saw a man drowning in sin; I asked, “what’s wrong with him?”
He said, “He stayed on his boat, and never learned to swim.”
I thanked the Lord for all the trials that I had to face.
By persevering through all my trials; I am able to finish the race.