One Word

Who with one word can make the sun bow to the moon;
the day, the dawn, the afternoon?
Who with one word can make the earth revolve on a string, 
the clouds heavy with the dew of spring?
Who with one word can cloak bare dirt with daffodils and
scatter wild beasts across the hills?
Who with one word can raise the dead to life again 
and set free the captive hearts of men?
Who with one word can turn what's wrong-side up again--
what seems a loss into a win?
God can!  He will!  Your weary soul he sees.  
With one word from Him, remember this-- all darkness has to flee!

written with love to my brother in 2006.


Miji said...

It's beautiful! I love this! (:

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful.

I hope it encouraged him and continues to encourage him.


He & Me + 3 said...

You write so beautifully. Awesome!

Stephanie said...

thanks so much for sharing - you could put together a book of your poems and i would so buy it ;) i just LOVE your insights!

Holly said...

You write great poems!

Mich said...

Words to truly treasure...beautiful poem.

Pilar said...

What a wonderful all powerful God we serve!

Happy said...

Love this! It's beautiful and filled with The Truth.



christy rose said...

Wow! Joye! This was beautiful! One Word from God can change everything! Amen!

Kristin said...

That is beautiful Joye! How are you feeling these days? Hope you're feeling better.

Jayme said...


Anonymous said...

wonderful! I bet he took courage from it also! How ya doing? oxoxox shi~

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

So beautiful...it's like a Psalm from the heart of Joye! Love your beautiful heart!

Dani Joy said...

How are you managing?

this poem is good! It´s so True and cries the truth so loud! I love it!

Melissa said...

So truly well written.

~*Michelle*~ said...

this brought me to tears....thank you so much!

chili pepper said...

Will you consider entering some of your writing in the country fair I will be hosting at my blog in September? You can stop by Art's Chili to check out the details.

chili pepper said...

What a gift you have here. To use words in such a way to glorify Him and bless those around you.


Anonymous said...

thank you sis, you are gifted

Traci~ Ordinary Inspirations for the everyday wife, mommy, and homemaker said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for choosing to glorify HIM through your writing!

God Bless,

September said...

Joye-- I am not sure that you will get this comment, since I am posting on an older post,, but either way.. I Love this poem that you wrote.
I had lost your blog site when my computer crashed 2 months, ago, and was so pleasantly surprised today when I saw that your link was under my follower buttons!! Hooray-- so, now I have a little/lot of catching up to do!
Any ways.. your poem was a blam to my soul today. Perfect and Providential I would say!
Thanks for sharing... Love ya!


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