Treasure Island

Roy Allen

Today... 'God's Fellow'

The sword of Jehovah smote the Shepherd
and all the sheep of the fold were scattered.
The Good Shepherd was smitten by His God
when the pathway to Calvary He trod.

For our iniquities He was smitten
fulfilling what Zechariah had written.
By his stripes the price for our sins He paid
when our transgression upon Him were laid.

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Submitted: Monday, July 09, 2012
Edited: Sunday, February 03, 2013

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Zechariah 13: 7
Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the LORD of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones. (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
'God's Fellow'

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  • Paul Brookes (7/9/2012 6:22:00 AM)

    Handel did it better in the Messiah. As did Zechariah. If your going to write religious poetry let it be your own not a paraphrasing of The Great Book. As a committed Christian myself I find this self serving and rather an inept attempt. BE JOYFUL! ! ! Praise the Lord for he is great and let him speak through you. (Report) Reply

  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (7/9/2012 6:21:00 AM)

    A fine write...Spiritual, of course, however, more than that...a write brimming with wisdom(so said John in Revelation) ...Like the biblical lexia you employ here...~FjR~ (Report) Reply

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