“Oh What God Has Done”

“The Lord his God is with him,
And the shout of a King is among them
God brings them out of Egypt . . .
It now must be said of Jacob
And of Israel, ‘Oh what God has done.'” Numbers 23:21-23

That there is the tiny nation of Israel today in the place God established it thousands of years ago, surrounded by countries who do not wish it to exist at all, makes me say indeed – look what God has done!

Father, we thank You for all You have done and are doing in and for Israel. We also thank You for what You have done bringing each of us out of our own personal Egypts . . .giving us new life with You. And here’s a simple poem . . .

Out of Egypt

Twenty-four years ago I passed
from Egypt’s grasp
into a place
filled with His grace.

Hard to believe so much has changed
and rearranged
inside of me
setting me free.

I stop and look – what You have done
through Christ Your Son
amazement sings
praise to my King!

This is one of those poems I’m not thrilled with. It is done in the Minute Form that I learned over at Jessie Carty’s poetry blog, but I just didn’t get it worked out very well before it was time to post it. I welcome your poems or any improvements to this one!

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16 Comments

  1. I am actually thrilled with this — thinking about your Egypt and how you got out from it! One day I hope I’ll hear that story.

    I heart the rhymes in your beautiful poem πŸ™‚

  2. Deb, I don’t think this one needs a single edit! I love it. Whenever I think of the Israelites’ being rescued from Egypt as a foretaste of our own salvation, I then think of where they went next. 40 years wandering in the desert with only God to care for them. As I wander through the desert now, I look forward to reaching the promised land. Peace, Linda

  3. Oh you of beautiful heart! ❀ We all got our Egypts! God bless you and your journey with Him!

  4. You are waaay gracious, dear Linda. And your comment sounds like a post I have coming up!!! I love how God keeps us in sync that way! πŸ™‚ God bless you and care for you tenderly today!

  5. I think this might be my favorite part:

    Hard to believe so much has changed
    and rearranged
    inside of me
    setting me free.

    Its’a great post! πŸ™‚

  6. Thank you Deb πŸ™‚

    Thankful for His redemption and the path He’s led me on (oft times kicking and screaming :-))

    Praying for the peace of Israel.

    Wonderful piece. No edits necessary.

    Blessings
    ann

  7. I received Him at 27 years old, Theresa . .. kind of later than sooner. One can sink pretty low and wander pretty far in 27 years! ha! The changes . . .you’ve helped me see them lately too . . .and it makes me feel like a totally different person. Which, I guess, we are, in Jesus! Heard another song today, singing about being re-made. Love that! Love you! God bless you and all He has done for you!

  8. The kicking and screaming has me giggling. Could we be twins? ha! So thankful at what He can do in our lives, even when we’re not sure we want any of it.
    I was going to just put down the words to a praise song I remember singing in church . . .but thought that was taking the easy way out, since this is simple poems, simple faith. Needed to use some of that faith and write a poem! Do you know one that goes something like:

    Look what the Lord has done
    Look what the Lord has done
    He touched my body, He healed my mind
    He saved me it was just in time
    Oh, I’m going to praise His name
    Each day it’s just the same
    I’m going to praise Him
    Look what the Lord has done.

    God bless you and lead you on in His name!

  9. I love the poem just as it is. “Amazement sings, praise to my King!

    Very beautifully put.

  10. God bless you, Linda! So thankful to look and see what He has done for me and you and everyone! πŸ™‚ Definitely praise-worthy stuff!

  11. I wouldn’t change a thing, Deb! You captured so well that moment when God was with you, writing through you, “Amazement sings” – such times are precious indeed!

  12. Okay . . .you guys win. ha! Guess I just didn’t feel like it flowed well or connected between stanzas or something. But, if it worked for you, I’ll just thank Him and be quiet. πŸ™‚ God bless you and all the precious times You have with Him!

  13. I love this poem-just as it is! Are you making a book of these or have you already? You truly have a gift!

  14. You are too sweet! You know, I’m not thinking book. From the little that I understand about that, these just wouldn’t be wanted, wouldn’t be seen as marketable or publishable. I could self publish and then try to sell them, but I just don’t have it in me. I would much rather just let someone come and read them for free, whenever they liked. πŸ™‚ It’s more fun, I think! ha! And then if I write bad poems and off devotions . . .no one’s too mad, right? Lots of grace here in blog land. God bless you, dear A, keeping and covering you with His love.

  15. I also see your poems and the rhymes that are flowing…he is great, isn’t he…

  16. Oh yes He is! πŸ™‚ He has done, and continues to do, so much for me. So easy to thank Him and so much to thank Him for!
    God bless you E. and all the great things He has done for you.


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