You call My story
you think you can
Yet myth contains
than simple facts can ever
The truth of if I am Son
is not found in fact of
The truth of
is never spoken by
If you fall into facts
you miss myth’s
Listen for the
oft found in
© Presbypoet, September 3, 2003
How much of the Bible don't you understand, because you don't understand the myth?
Do you only see what it says, and don't understand what it says?
Not just knowing the story of Abraham and his son, but knowing why God demanded the sacrifice.
Not just knowing the story of Judas and his betrayal, but why Jesus allowed Judas to betray Him.
Not just knowing the story of Jesus and his death, but why He died.
What are some other myths?
Do you know them?
Update August 21
One of the most interesting verses in the bible is Genesis 7:11, where the fountains of the great deep burst forth. If this is the flooding of the Black Sea, it is an amazingly accurate picture of what it must have looked like to someone down in that valley, looking up, and seeing what looked like Niagara Falls cascading from what just a day before had been a solid cliff 600 feet above.
This image was then transmitted thousands of years orally, before it was written down. Until I learned about the flooding of the Black Sea, i just put it down to a vivid imagination, like the statement it had not rained before, in 2:5.
Writing these poems, some from me, and some from God, has shown me how God uses us, broken pottery to create beautiful poetry and lives lived out for others.
Love so amazing, that God came and suffered and died for me. The poem posted February 15th is about Jesus temptation to just skip the suffering.