October 1990

Published in Memories and Other Verses, June 1991.


Is your Christian life parched like the desert,
Do you hunger and thirst and with longing sigh
To return to the fleshpots of Egypt
'though they failed to satisfy.
The sweet manna God rained on the desert,
Like the nourishing Word of the Lord;
Had to be daily gathered and daily consumed
Not left lying about and ignored,
As you daily feed upon God's word,
Gentle rain on the parched ground will fall;
The desert will flourish and blossom like the rose,
And your soul nourished, whatever befall!!

"Your word, O' Lord is eternal; it stands firm in theHeavens." Psalm 119:89 (N.I.V.)