Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake?

Jesus' Beatitudes This is the last of the Beatitudes taught by Jesus in Matthew 5:10-12. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. It has been interesting studying The Beatitudes taught by Jesus. A pattern immerses throughout them which I have included after this short poem. Beverley... Continue Reading →

Blessed are the Peacemakers?

This poem is based on the seventh of The Beatitudes in Matthew chapter 5 verse 9 'Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.' This Beatitude has a clear practical meaning - working toward peaceful living with ourselves, others and being at peace with God. Throughout history the cry for peace... Continue Reading →

Blessed are the Pure in Heart?

INTRO: This poem is based on the sixth of The Beatitudes in Matthew chapter 5 verse 8 'Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.' This Beatitude has both a physical and spiritual meaning. On the day when Jesus taught these Beatitudes, he spoke of a future world where the pain and... Continue Reading →

Blessed are the Merciful?

This poem is based on The Beatitudes in Matthew 5:7, 'Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.' INTRO: Mercy reminds me of the Japanese art of Kintsugi, meaning "golden joinery,' which treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to discard or throw away. Kintsugi is the Japanese... Continue Reading →

The Passion of Mary Magdalene

INTRO: This poem is Part 2 of the Easter Story. It is the story of Mary Magdalene at the tomb on that first Easter Sunday morning. The two feature images I edited together show Mary's depth of sorrow at the cross and the risen Lord soon to become the height of joy for her. Jesus... Continue Reading →

A Few Faithful Women – The Easter Story Part 1

INTRO: This Easter weekend we remember what Jesus did out of love for God, His Father and for us, God's creation. This Christian poem is Part one of two Easter poems. It tells the story of the few faithful women, including Mary Magdalene, who cooked, helped, and supported Jesus as He travelled through townships and... Continue Reading →

Why Does the World Need a Saviour?

INTRO: With Easter fast approaching, we take time out of our busy lives to reflect on what Jesus came to earth over 2,000 years ago to achieve. What a time in history to share this poem for the first time publicly. Three years of the pandemic, devastating floods and fires throughout Australia and the world,... Continue Reading →

Blessed are Those who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness?

INTRO: This poem is based on the fourth of The Beatitudes in Matthew chapter 5 verse 6 'Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.' This Beatitude has both a physical and spiritual meaning. Jesus lived on earth at a time when many of the Jews struggled, living in poverty, burdened... Continue Reading →

Blessed Are The Meek?

INTRO: What does it mean to be meek? Does meek mean weak? Why are the meek blessed by God? What did Jesus mean by this Beatitude? This poem is based on the third Beatitude, verse five of The Beatitudes, Matthew Chapter 5:1-12. 'Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.' In ancient Greek, meek was... Continue Reading →

Blessed are the Poor in Spirit?

INTRO: What does it mean to be blessed? What does it mean to be poor in spirit? Why would the poor be happy? What did Jesus mean by this? Does he mean poor financially, poor in health, poorly educated? And why is the kingdom of heaven theirs? This poem is based on the first of... Continue Reading →

LORD, Hear Our Prayer

INTRO: As our lives gather momentum into a New Year, I have republished this Christian poem, which is based on The Lord's Prayer, found in the Bible in Matthew Chapter 6 verses 9 to 13. This is my favourite poem and I believe, an important poem to keep front of mind. When I first wrote... Continue Reading →

Knowing God’s Will is one thing, accepting it is another

INTRO: What if we don't like where God is leading us? How do I process uncertainty around God's Will for my life? How do I proceed with God's Will? As I started setting goals for this New Year, I was inspired to write this poem, and last week's poem titled What is God's Will For... Continue Reading →

What is God’s Will for You?

INTRO: It's the summer holiday session in Australia when most church community activities stop from early December till the end of January when the students go back to school, college or university and the new year gets into full swing again. Like me, you probably make plans and set goals for the new year for... Continue Reading →

Four Unusual Women – The Christmas Story Part 2

INTRO: It seems unusual for God to have chosen these women to be included in the ancestry of the future Saviour of the world. This poem is based on Matthew Chapter 1 verses 3-6 in which four women are mentioned in the genealogy of Jesus. It is a brief overview of these women who had... Continue Reading →

Once I Was Blind, But Now I See

INTRO: This Christian devotional poem is inspired by the Bible story, in John chapter 9, of the blind man who was healed by Jesus. When the man returned from following Jesus' instructions to wash, the people who saw him asked him in amazement about his healing. They took him to the Jewish temple to show... Continue Reading →

God Protects Us as a Mother Hen Protects Her Chicks – Psalm 91:1-4

INTRO: This comforting poem was one of the first of my Christian poems based on Psalm 91 verses 1-4. I wrote it after hearing a sermon on Psalm 91, at the church I was attending regularly at the time. I also wrote another poem, soon after, titled God Protects from Enemy Attacks based on Psalm... Continue Reading →

God Gives Us Shade by Day and Fire By Night

God is with you day and night The cloud is not grey, it's to give you shade The fire by night is not to give fright It radiates My presence and gives you light. A verse from my poem 'Wilderness Roaming' Beverley Joy of Simply Story Poetry

Wilderness Roaming

INTRO: I wrote this devotional Christian poem in 2017 after studying Exodus and Deuteronomy. The setting of the poem is when Moses and the Israelites were wandering around the desert for 40 years. It also includes a reference to when Elijah had travelled 40 days and nights to God's mountain in 1 Kings 19. I... Continue Reading →

All the Answers to Your Questions can be Found in the Bible

You pray for wisdom and guidance And God answers you through His Word. A verse from my poem 'Wilderness Roaming' Beverley Joy of Simply Story Poetry You can BUY my poems and verses at beverleyjoy.redbubble.com

But wait…God Made a Promise

INTRO: This Christian poem is the fourth and final part of the poem about the Bible story of Adam and Eve. I wrote this whole poem about Adam and Eve in 2017. God had a plan of salvation, glory and peace born out of His love for His creation, which He revealed to them before... Continue Reading →

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