Why Read It?

Sorry for the dearth of posts this month. I’ve been fighting a migraine that will not quit. By God’s grace, it backs off enough to let me do what I need to do…but little more than that. So today, you get an older poem.

A couple of years ago, I was reading my Bible in the break room at work and was asked a question that totally floored me and I didn’t even know how to answer. This was my response…penned a bit later, of course.

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Why Read It?

“Why do you read the Bible?”
Someone said to me one day.
“I’m sure you’ve read it all before;
You know what it will say.”
I just stared back in disbelief .
Why would I read the Word?
Truly, I could not believe
The question I’d just heard.
“Why do you eat?” I almost said.
“Why do you breathe the air?”
I find things I need to live
Inside the covers there.
I find God’s love and mercy and
Some hope for better times.
I find such strength and comfort
Always buried in the lines.
“For God so loved the world He gave
His one and only Son.”
And that is how the battle for
My soul was finally won.
How could I not desire to read
Such words of love each day?
I love to read about the Life,
The Truth, the only Way.
You must have never read the Word
To ask me such a thing.
I recommend you try it out;
It makes the soul to sing.
Try John or Psalms or Job or else
Read Proverbs and I’d say
That you’ll gain so much from the task
You’ll read it every day.


Feel free to print, share or repost anything on this blog. I do ask that you let me know if you use one of my poems on your blog or at your church somehow. It might give me an idea of better ways to spread His words, which I am always looking to do. And of course, always keep the copyright symbol and my name with the poem so I continue to have the right to use them. You may not realize that if something is posted enough times without the copyright notice, I could lose the copyright and then someone else could conceivably file for a copyright and I would no longer be able to use my own poems! It has happened, so please make sure the (c) is always on the poem whenever you repost. Thanks!

God bless,
Denise McKenney

About dforchrist

I am a 50+-year-old Christian, live in Indiana with my husband and 3 cats, and love Jesus. God has been giving me the ability to write incredible poems lately as well as the urge to share them. I pray they touch you as He intends.
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