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    The teacher was sitting on a rock by the campfire.  I was sitting on another to his right.  He was reciting the words of a poem in a language I didn’t recognize.  The words didn’t rhyme, but I could tell it was a poem by its structure, its rhythm and flow, and by the way he was reciting it.

    “You know it’s a poem,” he said.

    “Yes.”

    “What is a poem?”  he asked.  “How would you define it?”

    “I would say it’s a piece of writing that has a rhythm to it, that flows like a song without music.”

    “Have you ever heard of the Poem of God?”

    “No,” I replied.  “I’ve never heard of it.  I didn’t know He wrote poetry.”

    “Not exactly,” he said, “but there is a Poem of God.”

    “What is it?”

    “It is written in the Scriptures, ‘We are His workmanship…”

    “I don’t see it.”

    “You wouldn’t in English,” he said.  “But in the original Greek it says we are His poiema, which means that which is mad, something fashioned, crafted together, someone’s workmanship, as in a masterpiece.”

    “And the connection to poetry?”

    “From poiema comes the word poem.”

    “Then the Poem of God is…”

    “You.”

    “Me?”

    “If you become His work.  You see, you can either live trying to make your life your own work, or you can let your life become His workmanship.  A poem can’t write itself or lead itself.  It must be written and led by its author.  It must flow from its author’s heart.  So to become the Poem of God, you let your life emanate from the Author of your life.  You let it flow out of the heart of God.  You follow His will above your own, and His plan above your own.  You let His Spirit move your and His love become the impulse of all you do.  Then your life will flow as it was meant to flow, with rhyme an beauty, and you’ll become His master work…the Poem of God.”

    The Mission:  Let your life this day be led and written by God.  Move at the impulse of the Author and in His flow.  Live as the Poem of God.

    Isaiah 43:1; Jeremiah 29:11; Ephesians 2:10

    Cahn, Jonathan. “The Poem of God.” The Book of Mysteries. Lake Mary, FL: FrontLine, 2016. Day 74. Print.
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    "Baruch haba ba'Shem Adonai !"
    "Blessed is He that comes in the Name of the LORD !"



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