A friend said to me he likes my poems
But they are kind o’ long
So here is another short one for him,
Third on a stretch and going strong.
I thought I should do the blind again
But changed my mind regarding that pursuit
Instead I have decided in this poem
To highlight the healing of a certain deaf-mute.
Somewhere near the Sea of Galilee
To Jesus was brought a certain man
Who could neither hear nor speak
But this did not thwart the Master’s plan.
The multitude requested just a touch
But Jesus determined otherwise,
Fingers in his ears and spittle on his tongue
He healed the man in the way described.
A simple command as he looked to heaven,
It was just a single Aramaic word,
The English meaning of which is “be opened”
And this deaf and dumb man actually heard.
Straightway his ears were opened
And the string of his tongue was loosed,
His speech was clear and distinct
He was immediately rid of this abuse.
Mark chapter 7 gives the details,
There you can read it for yourself,
Find in God’s word the miracle you need,
It’s time you take that Bible off the shelf.
Stewart Russell © October 2017