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Poems by Robert Hawkins

In the Shadow of the Cross first in poetry contest
This is still one of my faves — Easter or otherwise.

Psalm 29 finalist in poetry contest
Ascribe to the Lord, you heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of his a holiness. The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory . . . Ps 29:1-3a

Job 28 • Got Wisdom? first in poetry contest
Surely there is a mine for silver, and a place for gold that they refine. Iron is taken out of the earth, and copper is smelted from the ore. Man puts an end to darkness and searches out to the farthest limit the ore in gloom and deep darkness Job 28:1-3

Psalm 27 second in poetry contest
I love what it says in Psalm 27:8: My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.” And my heart responds, “LORD, I am coming.”

The Nativity first in poetry contest
When the angels had left them ... the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the m

Agnus Dei
In 2018, I heard for the first time in my life how lambs were born and bred in Bethlehem; how the unblemished ones for singled out and swaddled; were later sacrificed, and shed their blood in Jerusalem for the sins of the people. Google it. Amazing!

The Road to Bethlehem
Beginning in 1980, I wrote 25 Christmas poems over the course of the next 27 years. It was my (nearly) annual tradition. Then, I stopped! Twelve years later, after being VERY convicted for ignoring God's gift to me, this was my Christmas poem for 2017.

Job 9 • The Arbiter finalist in poetry contest
Then Job answered: “Yes, I know that it is so, but how can a mortal be righteous before God? If one wished to contend with God, he could not answer Him one time out of a thousand. God is wise in heart and mighty in strength." Job 9:1-4a

Psalm 23 finalist in poetry contest
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. Psalm 23:1