I was reading through my old mission notebook and found this fun little poem. I thought it was a cool way of saying that if we aren’t willing to open ourselves up to Christ, no amount of evidence will change that.
The Jerusalem News
Originally written 9/19/2018
The daughter ran home excitedly,
“Dad, I saw up on the road
a man who healed the sick
and cast out devils from the poor!”
The father looked up at his girl
from his morning Jerusalem News
and said “Sweetie, I’m sure it’s false
and a scam, it isn’t true.”
She came back another day,
“Dad, the man I talked about,
raised his friend from up the dead,
he stood and walked around!”
The dad sat, unimpressed,
with the morning paper and said,
“It’s all a fake, I’m sure of it.
I know what I’ve read.”
The daughter trudged in sad one day,
“That wondrous man of miracles —
they took him, now he’s dead.
It’s just so unbelievable.”
“Serves him right,” the father said,
“He taught odd, new things.
He said he was the Son of God,
he said he was our King.”
A few days later, she ran inside,
bursting through the door:
“He came back! He’s risen!
He came to life once more!”
The father shook his head.
“He can’t even stay dead right.”
He turned back to his newspaper
and read in the morning light.
Those who look and come to Christ
see the miracles He’s done,
see Him as who he really is —
God’s miraculous son.
But those who look no further
than the things they read or hear
Never get the wonderful blessing
of having their Savior near.