Today we introduce Gary Bertnick, Messianic poet, whose selected poems will be posted in the Category of Different Strokes on ChristianBlessings weekly from January 2015.
Some years ago as a college student I stood facing intellectual despair, with nothing at all to counter that personal abyss. My will was numb. Then a friend spoke honestly to me with simple words about Jesus. She talked clearly about simple belief. Suddenly I knew within that I could will to believe in Yeshua, too. I realized somehow the door was opening to believe- and I could. And I did. Twenty-five plus years later I have shalom. I have abundance, and perseverance wrapped about patient endurance. These few writings are meant to encourage and stimulate the same for you, our guest reader.
We welcome Gary …. Here is his introductory blog
As the Master
by Gary Bertnick
We rise up in faith and strength
We go forth in power
We come and we go in confidence
Walk and talk the truth
Touch with kindness the little children
Touch with gentle love all of God’s children.
From a pure heart
Words of the Spirit flow forth
Truth of life and death
Truth of eternal healing of soul and spirit
Health and wealth of the body
A seed to be planted
Deep into the earth,
Cross most celebrated
As natural self laid to rest,
New life in Him the treasure discovered!
The Master has spoken
Words long ago written down
Words of life in His Spirit
Carry the weight of each day;
After tears of compassion
The shroud of death dissolves
And evaporates in the Light of the face of His life.
His Word soon to lift the flock
Along with Mary, Martha and Lazarus, His friends,
High into the heavens,
And then to rule one day soon
On His new Earth.