Malachi 4:2

On the Road Again

Go with our blessings, go with grace and peace
Sent out and South, just like a flock of geese
Calling and singing on their wingéd way:
Lame men leap and jump, praise the Lord today
Using whole being, like David exclaims–
His words, like fattened calves he brings
To the altar, their fragrance released rising high,
“Who’s like the Lord, rescuing poor from strongman’s vie?”
Keep preaching the wondrous gospel–heed the call;
We’ll miss you greatly, but won’t hinder you nor stall.


14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jasmine calyx
    Dec 07, 2012 @ 10:06:47

    Holy cats. This is brilliant—the way you’ve embedded the theme of Malachi 4:2 (the diagonal, italicized mini-poem) inside the theme of Psalm 35:10 (drawn out in your quotation, third line from the bottom). I love your brain, and that you made me look up and read these scriptures. What a creative way to deliver the message.


    • wordcoaster
      Dec 07, 2012 @ 13:43:03

      Thank you so much! This was written as a farewell to my school’s chaplain and in a tributary style to George Herbert’s Colossians 3:3 . Herbert’s poem makes this look like a five-year-old’s fingerpainting next to Van Gogh’s Starry Night. So glad you went and read the scriptures, too; you’re quite the dedicated reader! 😀


  2. tataaaa
    Dec 12, 2012 @ 12:42:51



  3. tataaaa
    Dec 12, 2012 @ 12:48:02

    Reblogged this on Beautiful Disaster.


  4. bethtosh
    Dec 13, 2012 @ 10:28:36

    This is awesome. Great job!


  5. C.C.
    Apr 28, 2014 @ 17:40:13



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