For the love of God


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    for Allan Dianne and ARM Ministries

    For the love of God

    The word and the mission
    is spread by the strong men and women
    working silently in a loud world
    they are uncorrupted and incorruptible
    without the perks
    without the two hundred dollar ties
    and thousand-dollar dollar suits

    Their desire to spread the love grace
    and power of God
    is stronger than those whose desire
    is for the power of power
    they see their small successes
    plant their small seeds
    have the patience courage and love
    that they know will some day grow to the Glory

    While children drive luxury cars
    to school
    their luxury car is an old truck
    that actually runs
    so that somewhere
    in the bowels of Mexico Argentina
    they can deliver materials
    for a building that cost
    fifteen hundred dollars to build
    to build a building for Christ
    that cost
    less than the clothes
    some people wear to work
    this building is the foundation
    the vision for the growth of the power and the reason
    and the glory and the why

    They are the fortunate ones
    they are busy making large changes
    in a small speck
    of the world
    they are busy scrounging
    for forty dollars worth
    of back-hoe work
    in a world where a forty dollar tie
    is cheap

    They are not meek
    is not in their vocabulary
    they already own the world
    they do not know this
    they do their work simply silently
    for and through the will and love of God

    Someday these men women and children
    will stand before God
    and though their life has been
    of sacrifice obedience trust
    and the love of their Heavenly Father
    they will not be boastful
    they will ask again
    ‘have we done enough?’
    This time the answer will be
    lay down your shovels
    and rest


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    Teardrops commented on For the love of God


    I have read a lot of poems about religion and this one touches my heart . For the truth and love you have put in it Great write Marie

    Whiskers commented on For the love of God


    To click "liked this" is not sufficient, Loved This is much more to the point! Yes my friend, the world looks at life so much differently that God does and I will always rather be in His graces than theirs. I smiled when I saw the title of this poem as our minds ran in the same "Lane" this time as last week I wrote a poem by almost the same title but in a different direction for God. Yours was a great write full of precious Godly insite. Blessings, W. P.S. I'll put mine up here now too.



    in the early 70's i was best man at Alan and Dianne's wedding and he at mine..His parents and a few frends were at their's. 14 people at ours. Thye were married in Klamath Falls OR, Kath and I in San Francisco. After that we didn't see each other for about twenty years.. Then one day he and Dianne showed up at the house. I knew Alan had gone into the Ministry. He and Dianne had started their own misionary work and told me about it... As they left the next day, as they were pulling out of the drive, I sat down and wrote this. Not very good actually but a small way of honoring God, them and others who do the work of Christ unassumingly...



    Thank you for the background on this write T, it is your heart that comes through loud and clear and is so God honoring and such a tribute to your friends who do without here on earth to gain riches in heaven. I also have old friends in the ministry and there is no higher calling or underappreciated occupation by the worlds standards. Blessings, W.

    winterkou commented on For the love of God


    Really makes us feel fortunate that we live in a country were we are free, and have a God that loves us and looks out for us. We so easily take for granite the things people have , but material things do not make the world . He who is poor needs be rich in the spirit of God.

    Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.

    Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) U.S. poet.

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