Today... 'Father Of Our Spirits' - Poem by Roy Allen
God breathed His Spirit into the very first man
and then Adam his new life in Paradise began.
But sin came along and entered into his soul
Now all men need to turn to Christ to be made whole.
To our fathers who correct us we pay respect
and to the Father of our Spirits are subject
obeying His word and in repentance submit
and He will forgive all the sins that we commit.
But God disciplines us for our eternal good
and He cares for us far more than our fathers could
This discipline though painful and not appealing
leads to our righteousness and to our healing.
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Poet's Notes about The Poem
Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father? If you are not disciplined—and everyone undergoes discipline—then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all. Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of our spirits and live! They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness. No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.
All quotations ©NIV
The Bible calls You by many names
each one giving a glimpse of Your glory.
Like a cut diamond radiating in the sun
with every facet depicting a glorious
aspect of Your Divine Nature.
Today I have thought of You as
'Father of our spirits'
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