Just the Joe for the Job

(A Poem by Mark Greene)

 


He needed a man...

   Who would take him seriously:

   His words, his ways, his priority.

 

And Joe took him seriously

   Rich enough in integrity,

   To let his betrothed go

   For her presumed adultery.

   But quietly, kindly, and shunning a show.


He needed a man...

   Who could hear his voice

   Through that long dark night of pain,

   And make his master's choice,

   And go against the populist grain.


He needed a man...

   Who would move at the drop of a dream,

   Trust nothing, no one, except the divine scheme,

   Stick to his girl, stick to his son,

   Stay where he was til he heard from the One.


He needed a man...

   Who could make a way in a foreign land

   With just the skills in his calloused hands,

   Trade myrrh for tools, watch the river flow,

   Keep her safe, keep their profile low.


For that job, he needed a man.

He usually needs someone —a woman, a girl, a boy.

Sometimes a donkey will do.An angel. A few.

He's always got something on the go.

Which is why, today, tomorrow, he also needs you.

 

Copyright LICC

X:site - Saturday 21 Sept.

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Fun and Games - Music - Bible stories and craft, not forgetting the 'pie face' quiz

Who: Everyone of Primary School age is welcome

Where: The Methodist Church, Selby Lane, Keyworth NG12 5AH(download map) 

When 2019-20: Saturdays bi-monthly: 21 Sep, 16 Nov, 18 Jan, 21 Mar, 16 May and 18 July

Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm Cost £2.00 (doors open at 5.50pm)

Book Places & InfoDave & Connie Bee (0115) 846 2245

Registration Form - download now

Website: www.keyworthbaptist.org.uk

X:site is a children's event supported and run by local churches in partnership with Scripture Union.

 

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