Poetry Be Ready

I wrote the poem below after reading the following from Mark 6:38-52 (KJV - bold and italicized are mine)...

38 He saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? go and see. And when they knew,
they say, Five, and two fishes
39 And he commanded them to make all sit down by companies upon the green grass.
40 And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties.
41 And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven,
and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them;
and the two fishes divided he among them all.

42 And they did all eat, and were filled.
43 And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fishes.
44 And they that did eat of the loaves were about five thousand men.
45 And straightway he constrained his disciples to get into the ship, and to go to the
other side before unto Bethsaida, while he sent away the people.
46 And when he had sent them away, he departed into a mountain to pray.
47 And when even was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and he
alone on the land
48 And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary unto them:
and about the fourth watch of the night he cometh unto them, walking upon the sea, and
would have passed by them
49 But when they saw him walking upon the sea, they supposed it had been a
spirit, and cried out:

50 For they all saw him, and were troubled. And immediately he talked with them,
and saith unto them, Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid.

51 And he went up unto them into the ship; and the wind ceased: and they were sore
amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered.

52 For they considered not the miracle of the loaves: for their heart was hardened.

Heaven baked five loaves, each one thousand times.
Masses were fed; grass felt like blankets divine.
Yet, twelve baskets full still fell on hard hearts.
God speaking beyond laws was okay when meals start.

The Christ walked to their boat to drive home the point.
His trekking across water caused emotions to inwardly riot.
Had they bowed in their hearts that God had stretched bread?
Apparently not, they lacked joy for their Guest.

Far from presenting loaves as comfort zone,
Jesus broke bread and nature's hold
to tell us, "Be ready!", for when He calms our storms,
it's not just for our senses but for our hearts to behold.

We take it all in when we consider the loaves.​


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Oct 11, 2022
What a coincidence! One of the phrases that I had up in my apartment was "Remember the leftovers." It was to encourage me to be generous when it came to giving in regards to supporting "Kingdom" advancing ministries seeking to proclaim the Gospel unto the ends of the Earth. And, by keeping those words at the "forefront", I can't tell you how many times what was sown came back.... WITH INTEREST!
We must train our thoughts to, fully, believe that when we take these biblical examples and teachings to heart; AND, apply them to ANY area of your life: EXPECT THE MIRACULOUS! Amen?
Blessings 🌷🌷🌷

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