Bread On Different Levels

When the Syro-Phoenician sought healing
Jesus let her know with whom He was dealing
The children’s bread was not for dogs
Did He have no feeling or what was His meaning?
Still He said-lest Gentiles begin to dread
That He had other sheep from a different fold
Roaming in the wild and suffering in the cold
Murky waters of sin-they too must meet Him
The Shepherd of souls and be led and fed
With this same Bread that the children rejected
Pushed away from the fleshy tables of their heart
It fell to the Gentiles-those chosen to play the part
Same Word preached and offered to Jew first
Once rejected became the object of Gentile zest
Tables turned topsy-turvy and gravel became gravy
The wayside became the upside and right side
The wild wayfarers became Spirit Dwellers
Tis Soul Food served to the elect on a different level

You Must Answer Pilate’s Question

On the day Christ was brought before Pilate
He asked a question to which we may all relate
‘What shall I do with Jesus called the Christ’?
Two options – acceptance of salvation or rejection
Which would finally culminate in His crucifixion
He asked the Jews this question and took the decision
To take a chance on the path of least resistance
He chose political popularity over obvious veracity
Then washed his hands and washed furiously again
To no avail for his own decision must prevail
His own final solution to the Jesus-Messiah question
Same question lands hot and steaming on our plate
We may prevaricate but cannot perpetually hesitate
Pilate had to decide during the Jewish Passover
We too must ere life passes and our day is over
Jesus the Word is before us and the question rings
Like bells of ticking time to men in every clime
What then shall you do with Jesus called Christ?

Drawn to the Word or a Creed?

No man can come to the Saviour
He opined-without the Spirit’s lure
Fresh Word-carcass will only gather
Eagles to a feast of spiritual matter
True oneness is found in holiness
Tis the only unity God can really bless
One God, one Church united in one Body
He the Word, She the flesh made worthy
Two cannot walk except they are agreed
So when you unite yourself with a creed
For convenience or greed for fleeting need
It surprises not the all-knowing God
Whose magnet only attracts godly seed
Previously blessed by predestination’s nod

Go Tell That Fox

 

Go and enlighten that feigning fox
Christ said-knowing Herod’s hoax
The Messiah would never be killed
Without accomplishing all He willed
For His ministry was in three phases
Healing, miracles and prophetic stages
He must reach the third-His Passion
Would only come by Jerusalem’s calculation
Not secular Herod’s cunning ambition
The holy people of the holiest place
Were the type for present antitype
Christ crucified by the religious race
Tells us today that His elected mystical Body
Would not feel Antichrist’s fangs from Rulers
But those who think their creeds more worthy