seal in water during daytime
Father God, thank You that you give us Who and What that is our Everything. The world can’t….You can. You are our Belonging, our Freed, our Measured, and our Glean. We belong, are freed, are measured, and glean all things from You. When we look for Who and What that the world says it can give us, we are paying heed to the newspaperman. Who is the newspaperman? FEAR, FEAR, FEAR! The newspaper and the news (BOTH) is everything about fear but nothing about Your Son and our Savior and Deliverer, Jesus Christ. This is why, on a more personal note, I pay no heed to the newspaperman delivering the news. Who and What I need is ONLY Jesus, and Jesus is nowhere to be found in the newspaper or the news (BOTH). If Jesus ain’t OF the newspaper or the news, I ain’t the least bit interested OF reading the newspaper or watching the news. “Oh, but Timothy, how will you know who and what is going in the world if you don’t read the newspaper or watch the news?” My reply is, “I don’t need to read the newspaper or watch the news to know who and what is going on, because I am IN the world and not OF the World. My Jesus is no part OF the world, same as I am no part OF the world (John 17:16). What I pray for is not from the newspaperman OF the newspaper or the news. My prayer is Jesus, the only Newspaperman I heed, so I can extend love, compassion and mercy to BOTH God’s humans and nonhuman animals IN the world.” If I offended anyone who heeds the newspaperman delivering the newspaper and the news (BOTH) OF the world, please forgive me. It was not my INtention. My INtention was and is (BOTH) to speak up for my seal friend in the picture, who seems to be crying out, “I am IN the world but no part OF the world. Please stop harming me IN the world by being no part OF the world!” The world can’t….God can! I pray this in the Wonderful and Precious and Worshiping Name of Jesus Christ, the Name above every other name, including my own name. This prayer is answered IN my faith and my belief. Please help me, Father God, who and what and whereIN my faith and my belief are lacking. Amen.

(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope [BOTH] IN the world, ME and FREE [BOTH] IN What and Who is Jesus Christ, not OF the world, this daily leavened bread.”)

The world can’t give you who is your longing.

It can’t give you what is your every need.

God can give you Who is your Belonging.

God can give you What is your very Freed.

The world can’t give me who is my treasured.

It can’t give me what is my every scene.

God can give me Who is my God Measured.

God can give me What is my very Glean.

“Who and What the world can’t give, I give ME,”

says Jesus. “God can give you Everything.

Who and What the world can’t give, I give FREE.

God can give you Who and What Worshiping.”

Pay no heed who and what newspaperman.

Pay heed Who and What the world can’t….God can.

(picture by photographer, Dan Dennis, available for free without copyright laws at

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