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Like Jairus' Father

I feel this morning
like Jairus' father
when he saw with his eyes
the work of God.

Who is like Him,
I ask?
I've never even heard of another God
Who can do the things He does.

There is no room
for debate,
philosophy
or discussion.
I've seen Him myself.

The Lord took me to the pit
to show me how deep,
and fearful,
and hopeless it is.

But He took me by the hand,
and never released me.
I tell you,
the Lord pulled me up
to safety.

And so I share a common humanity
with the father of Lazarus,
whose son was snatched like a burning stick
out of a raging fire.

Yesterday, I heard these words;
spoken by the Crucified One:
"Talitha koum."
What I saw next was too wonderful
for either words or silence.

How can I do anything but praise the Name
of Him Who redeems?
Who shelters us in His gentle hands?

Praise Him! Give thanks to our Salvation!
Proclaim His works wherever you go!
Blessed be the Name of the Lord.

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Comments

Hi whilst I admire anyone with the courage of their convictions and belief in something , I'm not sure there is proof of god, it's more to do with having faith. I'm not religious st all , but I felt it was a well constructed poem,

Lou

Stand tall, be proud to be who you are, give the world the finger!!!!

So great to see you my friend.

But...

"A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything." -Friedrich Nietzsche

I'm sorry to say there is room for debate.

Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins and AC Grayling to name the most erudite,

plus Douglas Adams, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Woody Allen, Lance Armstrong, Darren Aronofsky, Isaac Asimov, Dan Barker, Dave Barry, Ingmar Bergman, Richard Branson, James Cameron, George Carlin, John Carmack, Adam Carolla, John Carpenter, Asia Carrera, Fidel Castro, Noam Chomsky, Jeremy Clarkson, Billy Connolly, Francis Crick, David Cronenberg, David Cross, Alan Cumming, Rodney Dangerfield, Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Ani DiFranco, Micky Dolenz, Harlan Ellison, Richard Feynman, Harvey Fierstein, Larry Flynt, Dave Foley, Jodie Foster, Janeane Garofalo, Bill Gates, Bob Geldof, Ricky Gervais, Ira Glass, James Gleick, Robert Heinlein, Ernest Hemingway, Katharine Hepburn, Christopher Hitchens, Jamie Hyneman, Eddie Izzard, Penn Jillette, Billy Joel, Diane Keaton, Michael Kinsley, Artie Lange, Richard Leakey, Bruce Lee, Tom Lehrer, John Lennon, Tom Leykis, James Lipton, H.P. Lovecraft, Bill Maher, John Malkovich, Barry Manilow, Todd McFarlane, Sir Ian McKellen, Arthur Miller, Frank Miller, Marvin Minsky, Julianne Moore, Rafael Nadal, Randy Newman, Mike Nichols, Jack Nicholson, Gary Numan, Bob Odenkirk, Patton Oswalt, Camille Paglia, Steven Pinker, Paula Poundstone, Terry Pratchett, Robin Quivers, James Randi, Ron Reagan Jr., Keanu Reeves, Rick Reynolds, Gene Roddenberry, Joe Rogan, Henry Rollins, Andy Rooney, Salman Rushdie, Bob Simon, Steven Soderbergh, Annika Sorenstam, George Soros, Richard Stallman, Howard Stern, Julia Sweeney, Teller, Studs Terkel, Pat Tillman, Linus Torvalds, Alan Turing, Eddie Vedder, Gore Vidal, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Steven Weinberg, Joss Whedon, Ted Williams, Steve Wozniak,

You and John Thomas Allen are the best Christians I know, and you exemplify all that Christianity should be. A little moderation may be in order, there are wonderful people in all religions.

cheers,
Jess
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