2 Timothy 1 – Short Poem

As I gaze at the weight, of the task at hand,

And wonder how I could be part of the plan,

I’m timid and weak, my words often fail,

Lord, why would you not, just choose someone else?

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Someone with boldness, someone with faith,

Someone whose words, simply hold more weight,

Someone like Paul, who even in chains,

Still found a way, of proclaim your name,

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But Father forgive me! Forgetful man,

It’s not for my actions, or things I’ve done,

It’s only by grace, and only your love,

Your purpose revealed, through Jesus the man,

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Lord help us to stand, in this world full of sin,

As pressures to change, slowly weigh us in,

Clinging onto Christ, and his blood-drenched cross,

Your intimate love, at ultimate cost

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©2018, by Gome


Image Credit: Tom & Jerry Online

Dear London – Short Poem

Dear London and Manny, thank you for your spirit,

Through tragedy and trial, with love you pushed through it,

Those shocking, heart-breaking and gut-wrenching nights,

Of so few so cowardly, it begs the question “Why?”

Disastrous, unfathamable, careless-little-minds,

Descended on your streets, steeling from them many lives,

Demonically possessed, with intent to spread fear,

Instead were met with bravery, and love beyond compare,

Arising from the ashes, dusted off in defiance,

“Enough is enough!” Fear shall never define us,

Nor will it divide us, but bring us ever closer,

Lest victory be handed, to those mindless little loners,

In a game of top trumps, love triumphs over all,

Not acting like Pharisees, who’d look but ignore,

And to the many helpers, who acted on instinct,

Stared death in the face, yet helped without flinching,

Known to mind your business, the way you mind the gap,

Instead you flipped the script, with love unwrapped,

We thank you for you bravery, we thank you for your love,

Refreshing and brotherly, beyond and above.

Like Sheep without a Shepard

“We all like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and The Lord has laid on him the sins of us all”

(Isaiah 53:6)

“For God SO loved the world that he gave his ONLY son, that WHOEVER believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life”

(John 3:16)

Jesus said: “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”

(John 10:10)

Morning Run Thoughts


So, I went for an early morning run the other day (6:30am #justsaying). It was my first run in months and not long into it, I stopped. Not because of my unbelievable lack of fitness at the time or even due to another unexpected injury. It was, in fact, to soak up the amazing sound of silence – pure, unbridled, silence. Peace! The only thing I could hear were birds singing sweetly in the background. Add to this the sound of busy little creatures that buzzed and hovered over the long dewy grass, and this made waking up so early so worthwhile. As I paused, stretched and took in this beautiful scene, I was reminded of a promise in the bible that God makes to look after all his creatures, not just the birds and the bees, but also you and me.

“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”

(Matthew 6:26)

This verse got me thinking about the things that I worry about everyday, such as money, food, job security, impressing friends, etc. I was reminded in this moment of how trivial and short sighted these worries are in the big picture of life. God promises to provide our every need (Philippians 4:19). He may not give us what we want, but he will give us what we need. This life is short and fragile, like a drop in the vast ocean, and in some things we have little control. Money, success and a good name can only bring us passing happiness. Once we have it, we only want more and are never satisfied. Think for a moment of the countless celebrities and famous people who in the eyes of the world have “made it” but in and of themselves they are not satisfied? The bible speaks of laying our treasures in heaven, where thieves won’t break in or steal; a place which does not perish, spoil or fade (1 Peter 1:4).

“Where our treasure is, there our hearts will be also”

(Matthew 6:21)

I do hope that these simple thoughts challenge you to think about where you are investing your treasures and placing your confidence for the future. Whether its in a good pension scheme, physical/material things, good looks, friends or even family, non of these things go with us when we die. I would personally recommend Jesus, or at least a thorough investigation of his claims in the bible to be the Son of God (I’d recommend Luke and John’s gospels to begin). I’ve heard it said before that Jesus could only be one of three things, 1. Lunatic 2. Liar 3. The Son of God. What do you have to lose from investigating?

Happy reading..

Peace 😀

Jesus said: “I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.”

(John 10:10)

P.s. As for my run, well, let’s just say that didn’t last long once I paused. I have run twice since then and gone a couple of miles each time without stopping (which I was chuffed about). So there is promise there. Perseverance is the lesson I’m learning through this.

Search me, O God!

“Our inner thoughts are a lamp from the Lord, and they search our hearts.” (Proverbs 20:27)

“Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” (Psalm 139:23+24)

Food for thought