Summary: Poetry of the Gospel by Ars.
I Was. A look at things a man sees. Poetry of the Gospel by ARS. (1) “I was a Babe, knowing neither of hate nor of strife. I was a child, wanting to play, for the rest of my life. I was a teen, so confident and bold, my body once told me, “You’ll never grow old.” I was an adult, striving for gold, “you’ll never be number 1”, was I, so often told. I was a man, with family and wife, I thought Id made it, I was set in this life. And ,As I grew older, I found a new way, a kiss, a hug, to brighten my day. I was an elder, so confident and sure, then someone told me that, Jesus was Pure. I was a man, who had wasted his day; I’m so glad that God showed me the way. Now I am passing my life will expire, but here come the angels ,their taking me higher.” It is the great concern of every good man, whatever death he dies, to glorify God in it; for what is our chief end but this, to die to the Lord, at the word of the Lord?[M.H.]
John 21:18 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not. (2) “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, when you were young, you did as you pleased. Walked where you wanted and not always as told, once you were young and now you are old. You wanted to rest, an hour, a day, but then people told you, your going our way. You need more help with your food, and your cup, a hand with your legs and a nurse, to help you sit up. You’re led by the hand, not going your way. Your life to extinguish, at the end of the day.”
Mat 9:16 No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse.
(3) “ I add not, an old garment, to a brand new fresh piece; my conscience would hurt me and give me no piece. My body will whither and some day grow old, I live for my Father and do as I’m told. A tearing of garments the scripture does say for the new piece is stronger a soul it will save. Putting the old, again with the new, will never pass, my Fathers review.” Mat 9:17 Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.
(4) “God talks of old bottles, the Spirit never to hold. Concerning the young and concerning the old. A change in our lifestyle, a moment to pass, to change an old bottle into a brand new stained glass. To preserve the new bottle and the Spirit were told, a change to our Savior, is what we behold. The old breaks and runs out, a mess to clean up, with the blood of my Savior, I raise a new cup.” John 3:4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?
(5)” Nicodemus was troubled, My Savior did say, an old man a wasted, all set in His ways. How can an old man with wrinkles and white hair, reenter his old mother, again to rebare? My flesh so large, my mother so small, please tell me sweet Jesus, lest I should fall. “The flesh is a small thing, that God can renew, by removing the old spirit and replacing it with new.” You teach all Gods Children the ways of the Lord, a new song you’ll sing and try a new chord.” John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.