The Road, Again Travelled


“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart”, (Hebrews 4:12, ESV).

The Road, Again Traveled

I came to a fork in the road—
I made no decision, for–
I was not impressed.

In fact, I wondered—
If it were to have only three tines—
Would it be called a threek?

There was no spoon in the road.
I looked for it, but—
It was not there. Alas,

The nursery rhyme reminded me—
The dish ran away with the spoon.
Then, I came upon a knife in the road.

I picked it up and discovered—
It was incredibly sharp.

A well-honed knife,
With a two-edged blade.

I discovered, in it, great value.
It was sharper than any two-edged sword.

It was also quicker.
It was more active.

It penetrated even to dividing—
Of soul and spirit,
Of joints and marrow.

It judged my thoughts—
And attitudes of my heart.

Amazing how God’s Word does that.

I am so glad I did not take the fork—
And, I did not find the spoon.
For the knife has made all the difference.

Richard L. Brewer


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