Here am I Lord!

by CRAFTY KEN   Jan 2, 2016


Here am I Lord!

I'm sitting in my 1950 Ford, gas for it I still can afford.
As I listen to the old wind mill clatter, my thoughts turn to the issues of life that matter.

Our bills are piling up on the kitchen table, I wonder how we can afford to take care of grandma Mable?
My wife has been laboring all day with seeds to sow, God grant that our corn will still grow.

The storms have been severe this year, the poor seeds have much to bear, I can only handle this life through much prayer, speaking my feeble wishes in your ear.

Suddenly a gust of wind blows and I hear you say; who made the seed by the way?
Who made the hay for the horses to feed, *who is it who supplies all your need?

Your cares and snares did break your ego and pride; those dark nights drew you to my side.
You love your marriage and your horse, I love that too but I hate divorce!

I was there the night of despair when your little boy you held with special care, when his breath became light I called his name and into my arms he came.

I saw your tears and sorrow but it's not the end of the story, I whispered to your heart, he is with me, you will see him again when I return with all my glory.

As I put down my pitch fork, the clouds are showing their deep hues of purple and yellow, I see the rows of new green spouts, my soul rejoices and now is at peace, I'm feeling mellow.

A waft of breeze brings the smell of a turkey dinner my way. I drop to my knees and say; thank you Lord for another day, glad I'm the apple of your eye, the beautiful sunset declares your glory in the sky.

My lovely wife approaches with my favorite glass of red wine, she becomes more beautiful with each sip, it's not long before I give her ear a nip.

Author Ken, 01/02/2016

*Psalm 34

1I will extol the Lord at all times;

his praise will always be on my lips.

2I will glory in the Lord;

let the afflicted hear and rejoice.

3Glorify the Lord with me;

let us exalt his name together.

4I sought the Lord, and he answered me;

he delivered me from all my fears.

5Those who look to him are radiant;

their faces are never covered with shame.

6This poor man called, and the Lord heard him;

he saved him out of all his troubles.

7The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him,

and he delivers them.

8Taste and see that the Lord is good;

blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.

9Fear the Lord, you his holy people,

for those who fear him lack nothing.

10The lions may grow weak and hungry,

but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.

11Come, my children, listen to me;

I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

12Whoever of you loves life

and desires to see many good days,

13keep your tongue from evil

and your lips from telling lies.

14Turn from evil and do good;

seek peace and pursue it.

15The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,

and his ears are attentive to their cry;

16but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil,

to blot out their name from the earth.

17The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them;

he delivers them from all their troubles.

18The Lord is close to the brokenhearted

and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

19The righteous person may have many troubles,

but the Lord delivers him from them all;

20he protects all his bones,

not one of them will be broken.

21Evil will slay the wicked;

the foes of the righteous will be condemned.

22The Lord will rescue his servants;

no one who takes refuge in him will be condemned.

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  • 1 year ago

    by CRAFTY KEN

    Thanks Jay! Faith is a free gift from God, it enables a person to not only to believe in him but understand spiritual things through his Spirit. The world teaches through education and indoctrination but God teaches through enlightenment and revelation, these uncover the deep things of God causing the person to be partakers of the Divine Nature. God bless you and have a wonderful New Year, Ken

  • 1 year ago

    by J Nair

    Dear Ken,
    A sincere acknowledgement and acceptance of the divines existence in one's life is in itself a true prayer.
    This write definitely was one.

    A good start to the New year!! Re-instating Faith!!

    All the very best Ken.
    Jay

  • 1 year ago

    by CRAFTY KEN

    Thank you both, I am thankful that I can inspire others with certain poems that reflect the Lord's work in my own life, seen and unseen. I also like to make people laugh.

    Ken

  • 1 year ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    This is a true inspiration.

  • 1 year ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Hi Ken,

    A full on religious blow-out from you here, lol! And a very detailed and well rhymed one it is too!
    No matter a person's beliefs, I always admire people for holding onto them so strongly. You have my admiration for the way you truly live for yours, and for the verse it inspires!

    All the very best Ken and take care,
    Ben