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Nice poetry entry with a good message. IMHO, I would have liked the poem to have ended with the next to last stanza - where the wording of the last line was changed only to highlight the act of reaching out to others, summarizing the purpose of hiding the Word in one's heart first to grow and protect oneself, then to culminate in reaching others. Just a thought.... :)
The message in this poem emphasizes how important it is to know the scriptures to use as an armor against the pitfalls of today's world. I agree with the first commentator that the poem would be more effective if it ended with the next to final stanza. I also would like to see a bit more structure in number of lines in the separate stanzas. Over-all, it is an important and necessary reminder for all Christians to be well versed in the Bible
08/19/08
This reminded me of a prayer or a Psalm, very good. Also of my Mamaw in heaven, Isiah 40:31 was her favorite.
Powerful! Taken from one of my most favorite verses. Thank you for the gift of your fine poetry.
08/19/08
An excellent reminder for us to hide God's Word in our hearts--HE is what we need in every circumstance of life.