(A Haiku for Jacob)
Mothering your sweet mother
Dearly loving you
I am sure there will be more poems forthcoming for and about my dear little Jacob, but this little haiku (first line 5 syllables, second line 7 syllables, third line 5 syllables) is a small start. I know it seems odd using a Japanese poetry style with a Hebrew word in it, but I've always been an eclectic anyway.
Ephesians 2:11-22 -- "Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called "uncircumcised" by those who call themselves "the circumcision" (that done in the body by the hands of men)— remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ. For he himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing in his flesh the law with its commandments and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new man out of the two, thus making peace, and in this one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit. Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God's people and members of God's household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit."
Thank you, Jesus, for saving me and bringing me into your family!
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Are you interested in Jewish heritage and celebration? Click here to see pictures of Mary and Ryan's Beautiful Jewish Wedding and Reception with Jewish Chair Dancing. Or read my "Seven Blessings for One Marriage" poem that I wrote for the occasion.