The Deliverer

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Posed in her pretty pale pink dress and tweed hat
She comes to deliver the message
Hand outstretched, inviting eyes
Patiently and gently waiting for response

The time has come and she knows what she must do
Her love and kindness fill the air
The breath of her statement holds true

The receiver is however inclined to carefully resist
The good Lord’s words grow cold
The deliverer knows what she must do
And stands fast in the midst

It is a gloomy, rainy day and fits the mood she finds there
But the deliverer presses on
She follows her call
And understands her place
The good Lord shows her how

After a many unwelcome visits
She finds the one
The lamb sitting in darkness
She carries the message to whom God has called her to find
Her persistence has paid off
Another battle is won
The good Lord has intervened once more

The angels sing in honor of the one so dear who has honored thy father
She did not forget her place on the earth
She did what she was brought to do

God will honor her with goodness
And she will inherit a seat near the throne
For the goodness she has given to all
And for the word she spread so willingly in his loving name

Written By,
Michelle Cook

This was my very first poem, which was written about eleven years ago.  I was inspired to write this poem after a woman came to my door one day trying to share her spiritual beliefs. Even though I do not believe in what this woman was trying to share with me, it made me think about how much more I could be doing to share what I believe to be the truth. I believe this is true… John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.”


Originally posted: February 24, 2016

Photo found at: nieuws.weeronline.nl

9 responses to “The Deliverer

  1. A very nice examination of sharing one’s belief even if the other person is less inclined to accept all that is shared. I don’t believe we must accept or reject every encounter we have where beliefs can differ. What we can do is be gracious enough to listen and know we are not required to pass judgment.

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  2. Thank you…. and I agree with you. There’s no harm in listening to another speak about what is truly in their heart or on their mind. We should always give everyone the courtesy of kindness and a listening ear, regardless of our own beliefs. 🙂

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  3. It never hurts to show kindness and tolerance. 😀

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  4. First poem and it feels like a legend wrote ut

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  5. devereaux frazier

    Reblogged this on Creative Writing Reblogged.

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  6. This is a very beautiful poem. Thanks so much for sharing it. 🙂

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  7. Aww….. thanks D. 🙂

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  8. Thanks for reblogging 🙂

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  9. Thank you. So glad you like it. 🙂

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