Roy Allen


Today... 'Former of all things'


God formed the universe including Earth
and by His word gave virgin light its birth.
His glory the angelic beings proclaim
the Lord of Hosts is the this great God's name.

Then gathering the dust upon the ground
He formed the very first man from that mound.
Stooping down His lips met this man of His
and tenderly breathed in life with a kiss.

Taking a rib from this man called Adam
He clothed it with flesh and formed a woman.
A gift from God for Adam to receive
a beautiful woman whose name was Eve.

The Former of all things had a great plan
to create the universe and make man.
But all of these former things will not last
by His new creation they'll be surpassed.


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Submitted: Friday, March 09, 2012
Edited: Sunday, February 03, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Jeremiah 10: 16
The portion of Jacob is not like them: for he is the former of all things; and Israel is the rod of his inheritance: The LORD of hosts is his name.(KJV)

Jeremiah 51: 19
The portion of Jacob is not like them; for he is the former of all things: and Israel is the rod of his inheritance: the LORD of hosts is his name.(KJV)


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 an aspect
of Your Divine Nature.
Today I have thought of You as
'The Former of all things '

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