“HASTEN TO HELP ME!”

brown sheep
Father God, thank You that You hasten to help the groaning lost sheep. This God Sonnet was inspired by the Bible Verse: “You, O Lord, do not be far from me; O, my Strength, hasten to help me!” (Psalm 22:19). “Don’t be far from me!” we hasten in shout and plead (BOTH) to You. You hasten to answer us, “I AM near you.” “O, my Strength,” when we hasten in slight and faint (BOTH). You hasten to answer us, “I AM your Power.” Whether we hasten in doubt or crushed (or BOTH), Your Son and our Savior and Deliverer (and Advocate), Jesus Christ, hastens to say, “I hasten to help them when they are lost sheep.” “My sheep listen to My Voice; I know them, and they follow Me” (John 10:27). When exhaust, Jesus hastens to near and Power (BOTH) for the groaning lost sheep. From our wake to our sleep, we hasten to listen to His Voice; He hastens to know us, and we hasten to follow Him. On a more personal note, i can TOTALLY relate to the groaning lost sheep in the picture. Without another sheep in sight to hasten his or her shout and plead (BOTH). Without another sheep in sight to hasten when he or she slight and faint (BOTH). i have a pretty active imagination, and what i see in that picture right now is Jesus, “The Lord is my Shepherd” (Psalm 23:1), about ready to enter the picture. The groaning lost sheep has hastened to hear the Voice of Jesus, and Jesus has hastened to know him or her, and now he or she will hasten to follow Jesus. Here comes Jesus into the picture right now! Do you see the lost groaning sheep now? Do you see Jesus now? Oh, oh….wait! Where did they BOTH go? i don’t see them! It’s because BOTH are no longer in the picture; the groaning lost sheep has hastened to follow Jesus right out of the picture! Thank you, Jesus, that the groaning lost sheep has hastened to hear Your Voice and hastened to follow You (BOTH). i pray all of this in the Wonderful and Precious and Hastening Name of Jesus Christ, the Name above every other name, including my own name. This prayer is answered by my faith and my belief. Please help me, Father God, when my faith and my belief are hastened to hear another voice that is not the Voice of Jesus. Amen.

(God’s Sonnet by timothy j. verret; “it’s how i cope to hope [BOTH] that as a groaning lost sheep in my bleed, i hasten to listen to the Voice of my Shepherd Jesus, He hastens to know me, and i hasten to follow Him, this daily leavened bread.”)

“Don’t be far from me!” you hasten to shout.

“O, my Strength,” you hasten to God when slight.

“I AM near you,” God hastens in your doubt.

“I AM your Power,” God hastens to height.

“Don’t be far from me!” i hasten to plead.

“O, my Strength,” i hasten to God when crushed.

“I AM near you,” God hastens in my bleed.

“I AM your Power,” God hastens to hushed.

“I hasten to help them when they are lost,”

says Jesus. “I hasten to help My sheep.

I AM not far from them in their exhaust.

I AM their Strength from their wake to their sleep.”

we know the groaning of lost sheep not free.

Lost sheep to Jesus, “Hasten to help me!”

(picture by photographer, Greg Willson, available for free without copyright laws at https://unsplash.com/photos/KpoalRBfTds)

3 thoughts on ““HASTEN TO HELP ME!”

  1. I am sure that God is near and can see you and hear you, Dag. But are you listening? Another question: Am i listening?

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