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Lenten Reflections Through Poetry
As I study God’s word this Lenten season I like to journal, to write poetry and to draw pictures.
Here are 4 short poems that I have written to give me a remembrance of John 1 and 2.
They are a butterfly type of poem with 9 lines, starting with one word, growing each line to 5, then decreasing back to 1.
I would suggest you close your eyes while listening to each poem, except, of course if you are driving.
Lenten Reflections From John 1: 1-34
In the darkness
That all might believe.
“Look the Lamb of God
Come down from Heaven
God’s Chosen One”
Lenten Reflections From John 1:51
Can’t come in
God knew the problem
Sent His Son to earth
Crucified, dead, risen, alive
Heaven’s gates opened
Lenten Reflections From John 2: 1-12
Filled with water
He turned into wine
First of the miraculous signs
Glory of God revealed
His disciples believed
Lenten Reflections From John 2:13-25
Cleansed, coins scattered
Fury of Jesus revealed.
“I will raise it again.”
Raised from the dead
His Body broken
How Do You See God’s Word?
Do you like to see God’s Word? Are you a visual learner?
If so I would like you to join me on my Facebook Group called Word of God Speak Community. Until next time, as you read God’s Word, see what pictures He shows you. Write them down or draw them.
In 2001, Janis gave her life to Christ. She started journalling as a way to organize her thoughts, feelings, and prayers. She is a member of two cross-Canada Christian writers’ groups, The Word Guild and Inscribe Christian Writers Fellowship. She has had several articles and devotionals published. Janis has been a regular contributor to HopeStreamRadio since its inception in 2015.
Janis has been blogging since 2008. In 2012 she published an award-winning children’s book Tadeo Turtle. She ran a group blog called Under the Cover of Prayer for four years. Hope Stream Radio will be her first foray into broadcasting on a regular basis.
In addition to a career as a home-maker and teacher, Janis was a partner in a Canadian small business with her husband, Wayne. They currently reside in Ontario and winter in Mesa, Arizona. Janis and Wayne have three children with spouses and many grandchildren.