The Holy Bible

by Jason Kirk Bartley

My greatest possession I have,
always speaks to me of everlasting life,
Jesus’s Words are in red.
Sometimes I share it with my wife before we go to bed.
Tattered, torn, black cover and all,
reminds me of our imperfection 
because of Adam and Eve’s fall.
On Jesus’s precious name,
I’ve learned to call.
When nothing goes as planned, chaotic,
and times get worse,
I can always trust Jesus and His Holy verse.
The Bible whisks me away to Calvary,
as I carry Jesus’s cross,
or maybe sail with Paul "the Apostle,"
or relate with Job in his loss.
The Holy Word teaches me to follow Jesus no matter what the cost.
He is my shelter in the rain,
my gift of godly gain.
When all Heaven and earth have passed away,
His Word of life will still remain.
I trust this Word to get me through. 
And I carry it when I attend church in the middle pew.
My greatest possession,
it’s alive and well.
it speaks to my heart and saves me from hell.

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

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