You come again

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He will come again (Hebrews 9:28; NLT).

1. Lord,
You come again each day,
To see if we ignore you,
Or perceive you.

2. Lord,
You cross our path each day,
To see if we reject you,
Or receive you.

3. Lord,
You speak to us each day,
To see if we dismiss you,
Or obey you.

4. Lord,
You test us out each day,
To see if we support you,
Or betray you.

5. Lord,
You visit us each day
In everyone: the stranger,
And the friendless.

6. Lord,
You challenge us each day
In those we fear, and those
Whose needs are endless.

7. Lord,
You call to us each day
In foreigner and neighbour,
Old and young.

8. Lord,
You come again each day,
For you live in us all:
God’s much-loved Son.

Suddenly their eyes were opened and they recognised him
(Luke 24:31; NLT).

Image:, Yandex


1. They may indeed see but not perceive, and may indeed hear but not understand (Mark 4:10; RSV).

2. He came to his own, and his own people, did not receive him (John 1:11; CSB).

3. If you love me, obey my commandments (John 14:15; NLT).

Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts (Hebrews 4:7; NIV).

4. The Lord your God is testing you to see if you truly love him with all your heart and soul (Deuteronomy 13:3; NLT).

Jesus knew who would betray him (John 13:11; NLT).

5. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing so some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it (Hebrews 13:2; NIV).

6. Love your enemies! (Matthew 5:44; NLT).

7. Show love to foreigners (Deuteronomy 10:19; NLT).

Love your neighbour (Luke 10:27; NLT).

Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children (Matthew 19:14; NLT).

Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me (Matthew 25:40; NIV).

8. Christ is all that matters, and he lives in all of us (Colossians 3:11; NLT).

This is my beloved Son (Luke 9:35; NKJV).

11 thoughts on “You come again

  • What a blessed poem! And now I am blessed by it. This is amazing Ruth, there are similarities in your poem and my post today. There is definitely a God given message for us all here. God bless you today Ruth.

    • We are indeed blessed, Alan! Today’s prayer arrived yesterday, and I worked on it throughout the day. Even getting the photos right was exhausting. It was so hard to get it all to say exactly what it needed to say, but God got me there in the end. I have a feeling that you write much more fluently than I do! XXXXX

      • That is similar to my process Ruth. My text was sitting in my drafts for six days but I only wrote it yesterday afternoon. I editted it heavily in various re-reads. I have to disagree with you about your comparison of our writings Ruth, in my view yours is much more succinct and powerful in the poetic format than my wordy work.

      • Well, I’m not going to risk damaging our friendship by arguing! Whatever approach God gives us is the appropriate one for our gifts, and his purposes – and that’s all that matters XXXXXXX

      • I felt the connection between our works was too important not to highlight it, thus I have added a note to my post and linked your poem to it. Hope you don’t mind.

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