A few weeks ago I was asked to write a poem for a Valentine’s Day Banquet / Missions Fundraiser at my home church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The theme was supposed to be the love of God in relationship to missions. A dear friend of mine (a gracious, dignified, loving, bold 62-year-old man) is going to read it at the banquet tonight, and 100 copies will be handed out. Please pray with me that it will encourage and challenge and inspire those who hear to a broader global perspective, increased giving to missions work, a more radical Christ-centeredness, a piercing sense of the reality of heaven and hell and the suffering of Jesus, faith-filled, confident, expectant prayer, and missions mobilization.
Here’s the poem. It’s called “Ripple.”