Friday, June 06, 2008

Worship Haiku

A couple of weeks ago at our LIFE group we studies Psalm 121. As part of our worship for the night I asked people who were there to think of a Bible verse that was meaningful to them and write a haiku inspired by that verse in praise of God. I ended up doing three.

"Glorious are you, more majestic
than the mountains of prey." Psalm 76:4 (ESV)

Resplendent with light,
Rocky lairs of deer and goats
Kneel before you, Lord.

"All of us have become like one who is unclean,
and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags;
we all shrivel up like a leaf,
and like the wind our sins sweep us away." Isaiah 64:6 (NIV)
"'Come now, let us reason together', says the LORD:
'though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red like crimson,
they shall become like wool.'" Isaiah 1:18 (ESV)

Filthy rags, my good.
Cleansed in the fire of your blood
I wear robes of grace.

"I lift up my eyes to the hills.
From where does my help come?
My help comes from the LORD,
who made heaven and earth." Psalm 121:1-2 (ESV)

Mountains firm and strong
Seem immovable but melt.
True strength is from God.

4 comments:

Tooz said...

Question related to the first sentence: Does you all study different things every week?

Lydia said...

I think mom missed the point of this post, however funny it actually is that you spelled studies accidentally.

Beautiful haikus of worship, bub!

Becca said...

Snicker I won't from
the juxtaposition of
your previous post.

I did enjoy your
Haiku. Thought they were succinct
And nicely written.

Mrs. Allroro said...

DId I already say I think you should publish these?