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    Mustard Seed

    Faith is as faith does

    And only God truly knows

    What waits for faith

    Beyond this world’s folly

     

    Like railroad tracks-

    Rounding a bend

    Faith sends its assurances ahead

    Without fear

    Knowing full well

    That whatever comes

    Faith is already there and here

    To burn a bridge behind

    Or leap a valley

    To work a miracle

    While doubters dally

     

    Faith cannot be stopped

    Not by apathy or spite

    Or any way the world hates

     

    Faith can only win

    Since all that faith knows is victory

    The permanent kind

    The kind that abounds in glory

    And suffers long

    Without losing sight of home

    Without giving in

    To a fool's intractability

     

    Indeed

    Faith is like a mustard seed:

    Page one of a novel unwritten

    Step one of journey contemplated

    Day one of a ministry unknown

     

    Unlike those who hate

    Faith knows how to wait

     

    And when the waterfall of God’s glory

    Fills the gaps of time

    With powers of the infinite kind

    And the heart reaches still further

    Into the wellspring of truth

    Another lamp blazes mightily

    From out of the vault of heaven

    Thanks to the Lord’s mustard seed

     

     

    John Christopher

    1989

     

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    When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.

    John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA

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