future revelation

“Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give that person a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it.” *

pay attention to Logos
the first and the last Word
who embodies hidden manna
if you have ears, use them to
listen and believe, remember

hold fast to faith, claim victory
reward of pure white stone
written with glorified real name
smooth in overcomer’s fingers
testament to commuted virtue

signifies acquittal from guilt and
condemnation, seen as worthy
in the Master’s eyes, welcomed
with solid ticket to the kingdom
as he persevered, so shall we!


*Revelation 2:17 NIV

To feed the world


Little town of Bethlehem in

Hebrew means house of bread.

Middle-eastern innkeeper’s wife

bakes bread in outdoor clay oven


to feed guests crowding the table,

filling every room; no vacancy here.

Village streets over-taxed tonight with

dusty lineage of David’s descendants.


Oven fires cooled, bread crumbs swept,

visitors settled but someone’s knocking:

desperate husband with panting wife

begging for bed, nesting in barn; scene of


midnight moaning, blood-stained straw.

Newborn baby’s cry echoes in starlit night;

babe of Bethlehem is bread from heaven,

the Son of Man comes as manna to earth.


Grown into manhood, he fasts long yet

refuses devil’s ploy of leavened stones;

feeds crowd of five thousand on hillside,

blessing of bread fills baskets of leftovers.


He gathers disciples, breaks bread at table of

last supper together, they eat passover lamb;

who offers his body as bread upon a raised altar

to nourish gaunt souls, to feed the hungry world.