Note to My Readers: from mid-June to mid-August (6/18 - 8/20), I will be taking a summer break from posting new articles for my Thursday and Friday slots. This will only affect my Thursday series on the global growth of Christianity, and my Friday series, the "Theological Bestiary" of birds, both of which will resume in late August. During the summer, I'll be dusting off some of my best essays from the first few years of this blog (a decade ago), as well as my verse play "Thus Ends the World," and re-posting them in the Thursday and Friday slots. All other weekdays will continue to feature new material throughout the summer.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Short Poem from My Novels

This is one of three poems that appeared as the introductions to my Hidden Kings Trilogy, representing inspired prophecies about the characters and events in the salvation-history of my fictional world.

Pathways of Mercy

Words I speak,
Words of truth,
Words of wonder for the world.
Watch the star,
Watch the end,
It comes upon us now.
The bright and fearsome circle
Of all our little lives
Will turn around again.
The Star King’s breath,
The Star King’s sword,
Will wake upon the world—
And blade for blade,
For life, for death,
For life that never ends.
Watch and wait,
And laugh with me,
When Warlent’s heirs make rise,
For the final bearer of the sword
Will be the bearer of new life.
 

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