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No Reason to Rejoice

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Darkness covered the earth, formless and void
The Spirit brooded over the waters
The world needed a Creator

Slavery enveloped God’s people, 400 long years
The Spirit picked up a rejected man
The world needed a Deliverer

Swallowed in Roman oppression, an overthrow desired
The Spirit overshadowed a young virgin
The world needed a Savior

Souls bound in spiritual darkness, works of the evil one
The Spirit rested on a God-man
The world needed a Restorer

Nailed to a shameful cross, earth trembling violently
The Spirit raised up three days later
The world needed a King

Impossible situations, Reason whispers defeat
The Spirit quickens me to His word
My world needed a Reminder

The world has always been dark, hopeless, and oppressed–without Him
Who can stop a God not bound by reason? Who can curb the joy at His revealing?

I will rejoice.


This post is part of theΒ One Word blog carnival hosted by Peter Pollock where this time the topic is Rejoice. Head on over to read all the posts there.

Comments

  1. Glynn

    Great poem, Jason. Nice use of structural repetition — but even better is what it says.
    Glynn recently posted..The gods are dyingMy Profile

    Posted on December 13, 2010
    • JasonS

      I appreciate that, Glynn. At first I felt it was too simplistic, but then I decided it sort of needed to be (if that makes sense). Your encouragement really means a lot to me.

      December 13, 2010
  2. Louiseg

    I agree with Glynn — the repetition resonates and its message is digs deep.
    Louiseg recently posted..Tis here!My Profile

    Posted on December 13, 2010
    • JasonS

      Wow, thank you, Louise. I appreciate it!

      December 13, 2010
  3. CFloyd

    Nice! I wanted to see what was the “no reason”, and was taken along for a poetic journey that left me with a contented sigh. Lovely.

    Posted on December 13, 2010
    • JasonS

      Gotta love the ol’ provocative title, right? πŸ™‚ Thanks so much--glad you were blessed.

      December 14, 2010
    • JasonS

      Thank you, Michael. You were one who through example encouraged me to start writing it again so thanks. πŸ™‚

      December 14, 2010
  4. katdish

    Well, I don’t know anything about structural repetition, but I loved the words. And the order they were in. Excellent.
    katdish recently posted..Rejoice or notMy Profile

    Posted on December 14, 2010
    • JasonS

      Thanks Kat. I appreciate it.

      December 14, 2010
  5. Candy

    My poetic license was revoked, but these words are strung together beautifully, Jason. “My world needed a Reminder.” So did mine. Thank you.
    Candy recently posted..Rejoicing for HaroldMy Profile

    Posted on December 14, 2010
    • JasonS

      I know a guy down at City Hall. We should be able to get your license reinstated. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the encouragement, Candy.

      December 14, 2010
  6. Frank

    Wow, not much else to say. This spoke to me very powerfully. Thank you.
    Frank recently posted..To Keep It- Give It AwayMy Profile

    Posted on December 14, 2010
    • JasonS

      What a blessing that is to me, Frank! Thank you.

      December 14, 2010
  7. A Simple Country Girl

    Your words paired with that image make quite a concise summary of His story. This is good. I would love to hear it read aloud with the emphasis where you intend it to be, but for now I will keep reading it to my own self.

    Blessings.
    A Simple Country Girl recently posted..ThreadbareMy Profile

    Posted on December 14, 2010
    • JasonS

      Thank you, Darlene. If I read it out loud, I might have to be a poet and I’m not sure I would classify me there… yet. πŸ™‚ It’s an aspiration though!

      You all have blessed me so much with your responses!

      December 14, 2010
    • JasonS

      Thanks Tony!

      December 14, 2010
  8. Jojo Agot

    I seriously don’t know how to write like this. I could just admire what you did here Jason. Thanks for sharing.

    Posted on December 14, 2010
    • JasonS

      Honestly, I just started writing. Then I worked with it after I got it down, but thank you, Jojo. I appreciate it, and it’s always my pleasure to share!

      December 14, 2010
  9. Cristiane Ferreira

    Wow, beautiful, really beautiful poem.
    You were able to summarize the plan of salvation so well, and I loved how you added your personal piece too (“My world needed a Reminder”).
    Very powerful!

    Posted on December 14, 2010
    • JasonS

      Thank you, Cristiane. His love is global and it’s personal--so amazing!

      December 14, 2010
  10. Lisa notes...

    “Who can stop a God not bound by reason? Who can curb the joy at His revealing?”

    Excellent, Jason! As always.

    I will rejoice, too.
    Lisa notes… recently posted..Have you remembered to rejoiceMy Profile

    Posted on December 14, 2010
    • JasonS

      I’m glad you’ll rejoice with me, Lisa! Thank you. πŸ™‚

      December 14, 2010
  11. Russell Holloway

    Jason -- Thank you for reminding me of the need to rejoice as an act of healing.

    Blessings
    Russell Holloway recently posted..RejoiceMy Profile

    Posted on December 14, 2010
    • JasonS

      That’s a great point, Russell. There’s healing in rejoicing. Thank you for saying it like that!

      December 14, 2010
  12. bman

    Awesome poem, dude.
    bman recently posted..Christmas KidMy Profile

    Posted on December 14, 2010
    • JasonS

      Thanks Brian!

      December 14, 2010
  13. Jay Cookingham

    Ahhhh, the warrior poet…loved it bro’

    Posted on December 14, 2010
    • JasonS

      Just being what He created me to be. πŸ™‚ Thanks so much, Jay.

      December 14, 2010
  14. Melissa Brotherton

    Love the new look!! Really, it’s so great!

    And, I really needed to hear this today. I needed a reminder. Thank you, Jason!
    Melissa Brotherton recently posted..Chazown A Book ReviewMy Profile

    Posted on December 14, 2010
    • JasonS

      Thanks Melissa--I’m so excited with how the site turned out. Also glad you’re encouraged. We all need the reminders for sure.

      December 14, 2010
    • JasonS

      Thanks so much, Kevin!

      December 14, 2010
  15. Dusty Rayburn

    An awesome reminder of who God is and what He has done and is doing in my world today. Thank you. I have reason to rejoice!
    Dusty Rayburn recently posted..In the Word- No Greater LoveMy Profile

    Posted on December 14, 2010
    • JasonS

      Thank you, Dusty!

      December 14, 2010

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