6-24-15 First to Last

Bart Walker Bringing Up the Rear

So the last shall be first, and the first last:

for many be called, but few chosen.

Matthew 20:16 KJV

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The souls who are forgotten by the crowd:

The meek, the low, the bullied and the plain,

Are lost among the ego-driven proud

And last to find a post they can attain.

The Lord will not ignore the seventh son,

The shepherd boy who one day would be king.

The manger-born became the perfect One

To save a sinful world who hopeless cling.

We all are called to come unto the cross,

Invited to the wedding feast by Christ;

The proud will all be counted as a loss,

The chosen ones are those who’ve paid the price.

Down here we choose the leader of the pack;

If you would follow Christ, then serve in back.

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sonnet #397

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4-7-15 Abound in Hope

abounding in hope

When we give all to God we’re filled with hope,

Believing that He’ll give us what we need

To live abundantly and not just cope,

To live for Him alone in thought and deed.

And when we live for God, the Holy Ghost

Directs our every step along the way.

Then through the march of life, from post to post,

Our hope may then abound until that day

When we approach that final mortal breath,

Such peace and joy will fill our hopeful soul.

Anticipation swells when facing death,

For there the life beyond is real and whole.

The hope you need to make it through the night

Is soon replaced with love when day shines bright.

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Now the God of hope fill you

with all joy and peace in believing,

that ye may abound in hope,

through the power of the Holy Ghost.

Romans 15:13 KJV