Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Manna in the Wilderness

Like many of my Christian friends, reading the Bible brings me joy.

As a member of the LDS Church, I also love to read the Book of Mormon.

I frequently mark favorite passages and write down bits of inspiration.

And, sometimes, I like to write a poem about what I'm feeling.


Awaken Your Spiritual Power, Karisma Press

Leather, binding
onion skin
paper, fragile,
wafer~thin.
Word of God,
the Spirit’s feast.
Bread of Life
unto the least
of these. A gift
to save and bless
like manna
in the wilderness.

Sometimes the world seems like a vast wilderness to me. When I am running on empty, I am happy to know where I can go to find the refreshment and comfort I need to be filled.

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28 comments:

Kelly Lund and Kids said...

Oh yay!! I was looking for your post :) Love the Bible and the Book of Mormon... I have made a goal to read from the Book of Mormon every night that we have family prayer... Hopefully my kids will sleep just a little better each night :) Happy Tuesday Sue!!

Caroline Ray said...

What a great post! We just read about the important people who translated the Bible and how they were sentenced to death because of the great deed they did for all of us. It helped us not to take the scriptures for granted. Thanks, Sue!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

I love reading the Bible too.
Happy Tuesday!

Ashley Sisk said...

I love how you've really marked up your bible!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

This is so beautiful, Sue!

Grandma Honey said...

Very sweet Sue. We have recommitted ourselves to reading the Book of Mormon. What a peaceful spirit it brings into our home.

Jocelyn Christensen said...

REally great!

LeAnn said...

I know the Book of Mormon is true. I taught seminary and enjoy the two years of teaching the Book of Mormon. I loved your poem. What a fantastic poet you are.
Blessings to you and thanks for your uplifting thoughts today.

Caroline said...

Beautiful post, Sue! And what I love just as much as reading the Bible is also a good Bible study because I always feel like I learn so much.

I also love seeing all your handwritten notes...

I underline things and often make notations too. I like when I go back over a passage that I really studied at one time and I see what I have circled or written. It's then that I realize how the Bible is "living".

karen said...

I am trying so hard to read my scriptures every day. I did quite well with everything until I hit the New Testament. For some reason I am struggling through this. Maybe I should skip it for now and go back to something else - come back to it later, perhaps? Paul is putting me to sleep. He lectures too much, and half the time I don't know what he's talking about.

Lesa said...

Great post about a great book!

Brian Miller said...

and always he provides in our hours of need...it is good to read and reread the promises so we know what is to come...

Leovi said...

Very spiritual. I do not follow any religion but I am very respectful of people that if they do, because the road to find peace is very diverse. Greetings.

Darlene said...

Great post. I have always loved that poem.

I have re-committed to read the Book of Mormon and have already started. It seems I get too caught up in the stories of the prairie family, but I am going to do it. I have read it before, but I think maybe I might get more out of it if I read it now. I also love the Bible, but only look up passages when I need them. I should read it more too.

Eva Gallant said...

I love the poem!

yaya said...

Beautiful poem Sue..and what a nice missionary moment! I may have to share this on Sunday. Sometimes I find myself so busy doing the "good" things that I don't get the "best" things done..like studying the scriptures more. Thanks for giving me some inspiration today! And thanks to your sweet Momma for her package that arrived!

Cherie said...

Beautiful words! The world is definately a wilderness!

anitamombanita said...

beautifully put!

Connie said...

I totally agree with your thoughts. Your poetry is also manna to me.

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Well said Sue! That last sentence pretty much sums it up for me!

Sarah said...

I love this so much. Great shots and I love how much you make note of stuff in your bible.

cj Schlottman said...

Your faith radiates from this wonderful poem.

Namaste.........cj

Tiffany said...

Lovely post...

Tiffany

Mumsy's Place said...

Great post and nice poem sweet Sue. Hugs

Dixie Mom said...

I love the scriptures! I'm so grateful to have the Bible AND the Book of Mormon.
They truly are manna in the wilderness. I know they provide me with much nourishment in this crazy world.

likeschocolate said...

I need to be better about reading my scriptures each day. I a so proud of my 12 year old who has been reading his scriptures each morning before he goes to school.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Sue thank you for such a beautiful poem and post.
I too love reading the Bible.
Hope your well my friend and having a wonderful week
Love
Maggie

Amy said...

I love love love your poem! Such sweet truth.

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