For the world, you are a light. Be my representative; do not fight. Your brightness cannot be hidden. Do not succumb to the lure of the forbidden. In 4:16, the light dawned. Lit you with a flame so golden blonde. Not to dazzle yourself under a bowl. And live in enlightened bliss till you're old. But I'll raise you up for all to see. Your actions in darkness, more conspicuously. That they may see the good that you do. A reflection of the nature of God peeking through. Then they will give glory to God. Because He made a lamp out of a thing so flawed. Like I lit and annointed you, Share this flame with others too. Come, I invite. Be my light. I'm not denying; I'll place you in the enemy's sight, on the battlefield, in complete darkness. A target so visible, shining with brightness. Be a beacon to the lost. Bring them back, whatever the cost. Come be my light, and fight the good fight! -RUELHA www.ruelha.com (Inspired by Matthew 5:16) © Copyright Protected. All Rights Reserved.
It is my desire to study the four gospels. Writing poems helps me put some thought into it thereby making it fun to learn and remember. I was stuck on the book of Matthew for years and never really completed more than the first five chapters until I began writing ‘the Matthew Series‘. Now, I’m revising the contents of the book of Mathew by writing another series of poems titled ‘Inspired by Matthew‘. This one will not be as comprehensive as ‘the Matthew Series’ and may not be in an orderly sequence. This particular poem is the 11th in the series. I recommend reading the actual Bible because it’s a whole lot better than my poems. I’d be overjoyed if anyone out there would like to be part of this experience and go through the book of Matthew with me. I hope you enjoy reading each piece as much as I did writing them. (First image credit:unomanwankwor.com)