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Poems by Royston

poem count: 125 | pages: 14 | first place: 9 times | second place: 6 times | finalist: 57 times
I have heard your tears
Written after I heard my wife crying in her sleep during the night. I rolled over to cuddle her and was conscious that Jesus was also aware of each tear that she shed and was holding her in His embrace.

What can I give Him?
Written after singing the words "What can I give Him poor as I am" from a well known Christmas carol

The Rich Man and Lazarus
Written after reading Luke 16:19-31Lord, help me not to be so rich that I forget about You,or so poor that I am tempted to steal.

He chose to go alone
I woke up this morning singing "He could have called 10,000 angels but He chose to go alone"To think that one angel destroyed the whole of Sennacherib's army!To have absolute power and to choose not to use it is power indeed

Lord, please help my unbelief
Faith and unbelief often dance together as we bring to God the poetry of our lives

The full extent of His love.
(John 13:1 NIV) It was just before the Passover Feast. Jesus knew that the time had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he now showed them the full extent of his love.

The dreaded DBS Check
Galatians 2:20—I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.

The silence of love
He was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.

The hour has come
This poem was written after reading the following verse in John 17:1After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed:“Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you