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Poems by Robert Hawkins

The Nativity first in poetry contest
When the angels had left them ... the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the m

Agnus Dei
In 2018, I heard for the first time in my life how lambs were born and bred in Bethlehem; how the unblemished ones for singled out and swaddled; were later sacrificed, and shed their blood in Jerusalem for the sins of the people. Google it. Amazing!

The Road to Bethlehem
Beginning in 1980, I wrote 25 Christmas poems over the course of the next 27 years. It was my (nearly) annual tradition. Then, I stopped! Twelve years later, after being VERY convicted for ignoring God's gift to me, this was my Christmas poem for 2017.

Job 9 • The Arbiter finalist in poetry contest
Then Job answered: “Yes, I know that it is so, but how can a mortal be righteous before God? If one wished to contend with God, he could not answer Him one time out of a thousand. God is wise in heart and mighty in strength." Job 9:1-4a

Psalm 23 finalist in poetry contest
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. Psalm 23:1

Job 8 • Born Yesterday finalist in poetry contest
This poem is based on Job 8 and is part of a 40-poem series written from the Book of job. "Then Bildad the Shuhite replied: 'How long will you go on saying such things? The words of your mouth are a blustering wind. Does God pervert justice?'" Job 8:1-3a

Psalm 2 second in poetry contest
Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together, against the LORD and against His Anointed One: “Let us break Their chains and cast away Their cords.” Psalm 2:1-3

Psalm 1 finalist in poetry contest
"Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, or set foot on the path of sinners, or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the Law of the LORD, and on His law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree..." Psalm 1:1-3

Job 7 • Life is Hard finalist in poetry contest
This poem is based on Job 7 and is part of a 40-poem series written from the Book of job. "Is not all human life a struggle? Our lives are like that of a hired hand, like a worker who longs for the shade, like a servant waiting to be paid." Job 7:1-2