The poem,”In His Words,” can have a different meaning, or message, depending on what you’re going through or have gone through. Therefore, I’m not going to spend any time prescribing meaning. Instead, I will talk about its significance.
The poem is structured around three bible verses from the New Testament. They are Matthew 16:24, Matthew 11:30, and 2 Corinthians 12:9–in that order. These verses are words spoken by Jesus and written in third person. In fact, the verses actually help make up the first line of each stanza. Meanwhile, the remaining words in each stanza express my reflection. Furthermore, the remaining words provide context and connection between each verse. Read, reflect, and restore as you meditate “In His Words.”
In His Words
Take up your cross and follow him.
When the way is lost, everywhere he shall be.
To find you rest and set you free.
For his yoke is easy and his burden is light,
Even when the weight of the world distresses,
And weakness rises and faith regresses.
Because his grace is sufficient to get you through,
The challenges that may come.
As his blessings are never done.
By E. Ballay