The Word of God

by Jason Kirk Bartley

When I open up my Bible,
my hopes and faith are true, 
it sweeps me away
unto that day that Jesus’s love 
shines through.  
My faith becomes sight, 
I believe with all of my might,
as Job’s faith was tested too.
As I scan the pages,
I’m on a journey with Paul and Silas,
this is what I see,
when a big earthquake shook the jail 
their chains were loosed and everyone is set free.
I’m with the three Hebrew boys,
as they walk through the flames
with a fourth person like unto the 
Son of Man,
protecting them all the way,
I dare to say, is God’s almighty hand,
or maybe I’m in a den of lions when
Daniel has to stay.
But most of all, their mouths are shut
when Daniel begins to pray.
I’m with Peter when he hangs his head,
the anguish he must’ve felt,
when he denied his Lord three times,
this is what he was dealt. 
but also, in the Red letters, I see the
thief on the cross cry out to Jesus,
forgiven of all his crimes,
Each one laid hold with faith untold during these desperate times.
In glory, we’ll be for all who believe and
repent of all of their sin.
Most of all, the victory holds,
The Bible says, “No matter what comes against us, we win.”

Jason Kirk Bartley is a Christian poet. He is from Chillicothe, Ohio. He is 47 years old and married to Nila, his forever love. He has a Master’s degree in Ministry from Ohio Christian University. 

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