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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Road Trip To Redemption

I reached for The Everyday Life Bible with notes and commentary by Joyce Meyer. I thumbed through not knowing for what I was looking. A paper fell out, not a book mark, so I opened it to see.
It was another of those lost pieces of writing I'm always finding. It was written at 3AM, Sunday October 14, 2007.
No title was listed but I felt compelled to share this. Our prompt is Redemption for Fireblossom Friday (Was removed because it was supposed to be a NEW POEM)

I thought I was staying home
but that was not to be.
A travelin' show was in our town
with a preacher I must see.

My sister came a callin'
with excitement in the air.
This man was "God's Own Servant"
then she drove me there.

He began quietly
but then the timbre rose
until he was shouting
and sweat dripped from his nose.

It was a sin-filled battle,
the preacher armed to the teeth.
A Bible gripped in one hand,
his amour was his faith.

I've never heard anything like it!
The battle raged on and on.
The devil took to runnin'
chased out, tailed by a song.

I've never sensed such power!
I've never felt so small!
Through this Bible Warrior
the Lord spoke to us all!

Then he said, "Just bow your head,
Ask the Lord, please..."
I bowed my head but did not plan
on falling to my knees.

The Lord took hold of me
right then and there.
Pulled me from my knees
and placed me in a chair.

People were singing,
praising God and clapping hands.
But I was alone in that room
when the Lord took my hand.

He pulled me aside and talked to me
Like He really cared.
He said "You have a mission.
This Word must be shared."

"You are the salt of the earth
You've a job to do
You must bring flavor to daily lives.
I ask this of you."

"You are in the perfect spot to spread Love's news.
The next time I hear
'Frankly, my dear...'
I'm not sure what I'll do."

The room for me went quiet
The Lord was still around.
I could see the people clapping
but could not hear a sound.

I wasn't sure what happened
but all the sound came back.
People were praising God
and patting me on the back.

Then the night was over
we were back in the car.
Guess the road trip to Redemption
wasn't really very far.

A re-post of an old post
for Imaginary Garden With Real Toads

11 comments:

The W.O.W. factor said...

Gail! What a wonderful 'discovery' of your writing! this is AWESOME!
Have an amazing Sunday Lady!
ps...I do like this background! It actually "fits" with your writings better!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Ok, Gail...You had me at 'falling on my knees'.
Oww. Good thing God lifted you into a chair. :)

Beautiful writing Gail.
I'm sorta missing your horse photo for your top banner. But this old building is nice, too.

Take Care,
Rapunzle

DesertHen said...

Wonderful poem!! Your writings are amazing!! Thank you for sharing them with all of us.

I really like the "new" look on your blog...=)

Carla said...

spellbinding!!! And that's it, isn't it?? Flavor the daily! Personal and private!! Spellbinding:)

Fireblossom said...

I'm sorry, but I have to remove your link. The instructions clearly state, in all caps even, that it has to be a new post.

Sandee said...

That was lovely Gail. Lovely.

Now let me say that I would never darken the Fireblossom blog again. That was just plain rude. Rude. To remove your link even though you reposted a original piece you did in the past.

Have a terrific day honey. Big hugs. :)

Sandra said...

this is amazing, and you found it in your Bible and also had posted it years ago.. the poem is amazing and so are YOU... hugs

McGuffy Ann said...

Excellent poem. There is a reason for everything.

TexWisGirl said...

i like the part about the room going silent.

Grace said...

A lovely & meaningful share ~ I like that the words have a personal meaning & connection with you ~

Have a good weekend ~

Saucy Kodz said...

For the words and sheer brilliance of this poem passed on to us today I must say that I am grateful that you posted it. Yes, you did write it in the past, but however it is original - you were meant to find that piece of paper and publish it in todays post. I think it rather rude for buddy whats er name "Fireblossom" to remove your link. Ah, well, I am happy you posted it today. As I read I felt I was in those lines and you sure gave a boost to my heart dear friend. Thank you for that. Hugs n Hullo to your family. lol

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