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
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,
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
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!