Roses are red

Violets are blue
Poetry usually pommels propositions
In conveying that which is true

Over a quarter of the Scripture is poetry, indeed only a handful of the 66 books have no poetry at all in their pages.  It needs to shape us in our depths about what truth is, and who God is, that over and over again Yahweh reaches for collections of poems and songs ahead of systematic theologies to speak to his people.

Jesus: raconteur, riddler, poet extraordinaire.

“The people walking in darkness
    have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of deep darkness
    a light has dawned.
 You have enlarged the nation
    and increased their joy;
they rejoice before you
    as people rejoice at the harvest,
as warriors rejoice
    when dividing the plunder.”

Isaiah 9:2-3


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