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The Family => The Role of the Father => Topic started by: GraceVessel on July 25, 2018, 07:03:13 AM

Title: The Gospel Pyramid
Post by: GraceVessel on July 25, 2018, 07:03:13 AM
I recently learned my father has terminal cancer (last few days). While waiting at the hospital in the (state of reflection) I wrote this poem

We sometimes view others as whether or not they are “saved/lost”… then I remembered a sage gentlemen from my academy days… told me the following statement… "a tree bears fruit because it is a fruit tree… not in order to be a fruit tree… " I wrote the following to honor the opportunity to care for my father and remember the “golden threads” of “his fruit” in my life.

The Gospel Pyramid

A golden strand ran through the experience of a person, not of worth. Their journey not defined.
But in their wanderings, they met several strangers… by God’s providence inclined.
Many trees bearing evidence, gathered fruit, on hills quite rocky and steep…
To partake of each in turn, as they traveled, while trusting, theirs to keep…

Perspective gained, trees of value, under which they did find solace…
Drawing strength, ever increasing… content and did not notice…
Each season in turn, passing, fading in and out of view…
God’s breadth of rest and assurance… ever more clear and new.

Dark times, depression, obscured life choices adrift and without meaning,
Each trial in turn brings objective thought, deeper ponder of life’s true leaning.
When at last in reflection of a life lived and almost past…
The knowledge of unknown branches from trees planted, where their journey did stand fast.

Rest from labours bourn, perspective, glimpses of truth and grace.
Realization that they are now planted, trees in time and space.
Evidence that God planted them in His vineyard, shaped by His caring hand.
Trees that remain of His providence… willing fruits per His command…

Living to see in others, glimpses of truth from the vine…
A legacy of faith and love, with heaven’s view entwined.
Perspective obtained, with faith assured firmly locked in place.
A glorious sunset of praise, waiting to see God… face to face.

with kind regards,
Title: Re: The Gospel Pyramid
Post by: V. Hahn on July 25, 2018, 12:52:12 PM
Beautiful, GraceVessel.  May God walk closely beside you and your father during this time.  Your last paragraph says it all. Keep that in mind during and after this path you must travel, and it will make the travel so much easier to bear.
Title: Re: The Gospel Pyramid
Post by: Listen on July 25, 2018, 09:51:08 PM
Thank you for sharing your poem and the difficult path you are facing.    God will provide the strength needed.
Title: Re: The Gospel Pyramid
Post by: newbie on July 26, 2018, 07:54:54 PM
Very sad and always gives us time for reflection...
Never should have had death ...
It was never God's plan for us to experience such things...
Title: Re: The Gospel Pyramid
Post by: Larry Lyons on July 28, 2018, 07:01:28 PM

Wonderful thoughts Gracevessel. If I'm not mistaken that is the first time a poem has been posted on this forum.

Larry