poetry corner

Last night at the HeBrews Bible study we had a fascinating conversation about the “world.”  Two thousand years ago the idea of the world is very much different from ours today.  And when we say that Jesus is the savior of the world, do we mean just our little planet or are we talking about something bigger.

I am not going to answer these questions, but I am going to let some poetry talk for me.

Taken from Sirach 43:27-33:

“We could say more but could never say enough;
let the final word be: ‘He is the all.’

Where can we find the strength to praise him?
For he is greater than all his works.

Awesome is the Lord and very great,
and marvelous is his power.

Glorify the Lord and exalt him as much as you can,
for he surpasses even that.

When you exalt him, summon all your strength,
and do not grow weary, for you cannot praise him enough.

Who has seen him and describe him?
Or who can extol him as he is?

Many things greater than these lie hidden,
for I have seen but few of his works.

For the Lord has made all things,
and to the godly he has given wisdom.”

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