We had a ladies’ conference at our church with the theme, Crossing the Jordan. I was asked to write a poem for a bookmark. The first poem God gave me was too large for a bookmark, so I did another, so this is a twofer!
Crossing the Jordan
The word came down, “Go, worship God.”
So they left Egypt’s lands.
They didn’t trust in their God’s strength;
They wandered in the sands.
He gave them water, manna too,
But still they had such doubt.
Would He provide for all their needs?
What was this trip about?
The journey wasn’t just to get
His people free from bonds
But also to free them from fear
Beneath the palm tree fronds.
They sinned at Sinai, angered God,
He showed them how to fear
His righteous anger and bow down
To Him; He made it clear:
No idols could they worship,
He alone would be their God.
Another god or idol was
A useless, wicked fraud.
But if they’d come to Him alone
And keep His laws each day
And only to the Sovereign Lord
Would they bow down and pray,
He’d usher them into a land
So filled with wealth and peace
That life would hold abundant joy;
His blessings would not cease.
But they (like we) forgot their Lord
And did as they thought right.
Too often to this day we still
Forget to see His light.
We can today, have all these gifts:
He will abundance give,
If we will put Him center and
For Him alone will live.
So stop your foolish wandering.
Fear God and pray each day.
And enter in the Promised Land.
Our God will lead the way.
©2014 Denise McKenney
And here’s the bookmark. It isn’t a rhyming poem, just 3 sentences where the first letter of each word spells out Crossing The Jordan.
Crossing The Jordan
© 2014 Denise McKenney
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