Our old Bibles never die They just sit on shelves Waiting for the day when we Will read them for ourselves For when the word of God is planted In a listening heart It grows a little day by day Till thoughts and actions start To change as Jesus comes to rule In ordinary ways His love replacing selfishness And hopelessness with praise Our Old Bibles by Peter Caligiuri copyright 2022 all rights reserved. Use by permission only.
Hurry up turtle you’re smack in the middle Of the road and we’re so late today Turn left or go right and step on the gas Hurry up and get out of our way! But He didn’t speed up he just turned with a smile And said “Pleasure to meet you my friend. This sky is so blue and the sun is so warm Take a look it soon comes to an end. But I couldn’t stay calm and I fussed and I fumed And I laid on the horn with a beep Till I turned and I saw by the side of our path Baby robins in a nest fast asleep Then I bowed and I prayed - So ashamed yet so glad For my turtle friend’s wisdom and grace For I saw God was giving a place for my rest And His courage and strength in that place! Wait for the Lord, be strong and let you heart take courage wait for the Lord. Psalm 27:14 ESV
He had trudged on for days Through the cold and the heat Till the dust of long roads Was caked hard on his feet And behind on the donkey Mary followed as best As she could though she ached And she wished they could rest Then she touched Joseph’s shoulder And he turned with a smile Their eyes knowingly met So, he paused for a while Then he looked to the village At the crest of the hill And remembered God’s promise Was to be there fulfilled And he picked up the reins Then pressed on one more mile Trusting this was God's place For the birth of His child Joseph's Pause by Peter Caligiuri copyright 2021 all rights reserved
And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David: To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. Luke 2:4-5 KJV