Psalm 28 - Do Not Remain Silent!

November 29, 2009

Those who reside in Hell are only
Those for whom You are silent.
So listen to my plea for mercy
And answer me with Your strength.

Do not remain silent to me,
As You do with those who are false -
Those whose words are like lace to each other,
But are really a web of lies.
Although the world bestows them with honor,
I know You will find them in their web,
All tangled and unable to become unstuck.

Yes! Godde has answered my plea for mercy
And my heart leaps for joy.
I cannot help but sing!

The Holy One makes the weak mighty-
She is a powerhouse for the powerless,
And in the crook of her arms,
She is ready to carry her children home.

To compare it to the original, go here.
I have started reading my Bible right before I go to sleep and as I think about the verses I have just read, I put my thoughts into little poems. Perhaps one day they will be published... Here are a few of mine, all inspired by Ezekiel.

God's Hand

The hand of the Lord is upon me
Just like it was for Ezekiel,
And just like it was for Elisha.
My name may not begin with the letter "E,"
But I am still a prophet.
I am enough!
I am important-
But not more so than you.

So join me now.
Let us journey home.

Ez 1:3 "The hand of the Lord was upon him."

God's Voice

God's voice is in the "roar of rushing waters."
It is in the song of a sparrow.
It is in my soul.

Listen with your inner ear-
Truly hear what Godde is saying:
"You are loved!"

Ez 1:24 "When the creatures moved, I heard the sounds of their wings, like the roar of rushing waters, like the voice of the Almighty, like the tumult of an army."
William Blake
The Whirlwind: Ezekiel's Vision of the Cherubim and Eyed Wheels circa 1803-1805
Pen and watercolour over pencil on paper, 394 x 295 mm

Godde's Radiance

Godde's radiance is like a rainbow.
It sparkles and shimmers
And does not seem real-
Too much beauty!
But it is real.

Open your eyes to the joy that is around you.
Godde promises Her presence is not only near,
But continually filling us up with her radiant joy
If we will just open the door!

Ez 1:28 "Like the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the radiance around him."

What do you think? They're very similar in style to my psalms... If you guys like them, I'll continue to post my little sacred poems.

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