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Poems by John Janzen

As Lion & As Lamb finalist in poetry contest
Revelation 5:5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. As Lamb Jesus came but as a Lion he returns.

Idle Hands first in poetry contest
We have a glorious rest awaiting us but until it arrives, we toil knowing the night is coming when no one can work.

Big Red Chair
In light of Mother's Day I tried to express some thoughts of gratitude for those courageous souls we call Mom. Motherhood can often be viewed as an ominous task, in this case, described as a Big Red Chair.

When My People Pray finalist in poetry contest
2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Non-Negotiable God second in poetry contest
Sometimes we try to strike a deal with God and forget that He already made us an unbeatable offer.

Spring has Sprung
Living really only comes to life in the Spring.

Know Assuredly finalist in poetry contest
Written in a season of struggle the Lord has brought us through.

Man of all Extremes finalist in poetry contest
Ever think you would love the opportunity to take your Pastor's place? Preach what the church really needs to hear, express a softer or harder tone? Just do what he does, only better? Consider this.

Wise Men second in poetry contest
Matthew 2:11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh.