SONNET

 

Faith is the assurance of things hoped for,
the conviction of things still yet unseen.
The riches we have here, in faith are more.
Earth is, and Heaven; faith puts us between.
The words of Christ have power through our faith.
By no other means can we know He lives,
By no other means than through this, our faith.
We are righteous, through faith that He forgives.
Faith kindles the God-fire that makes
A man alive where once that man was dead.
Faith restores mercy to those God forsakes,
Faith makes communion of Passover bread.
   The Father, in Heaven, shows us His face
   Delivering the gifts faith brings by grace.

 

---jrw 5:32am
4-10-96