Eve knew her seed would bruise the serpent’s head.
Before the death of Adam Enoch knew
Long years before Christ’s birth the word can say
That Abraham rejoiced to see Christ’s day.
Jacob could utter his encomium
While conscious they must wait till Shiloh come.
Moses said God would “raise up unto thee”
A prophet from their midst “like unto me”
While David knew that God would raise up One
To rule whom He would designate “the Son”.
Isaiah saw a king upon a throne:
God’s servant who would suffer to atone.
Elizabeth and Zacharias knew
That God already had His Christ in view.
Anna and Simeon shared the belief
That God would send His Christ for their relief.
Before the Christ began to serve in grace
God sent His messenger before His face.
While travelling with His own the Lord began
To tell the sufferings of the Son of man.
And soon the Lord of glory will receive
Unto Himself the persons who believe.
He will not just receive us to a place
But will receive us to Himself in grace.
He will receive us to Himself above
Within the Father’s house, the home of love.
In Christ’s day He will come in power and might
To judge the world, and vindicate the right.
And He will come with those who are His own,
The overcomers who will share His throne.
Then He will reign with them a thousand years
Within a kingdom exorcised from fears.
But at the end the Son will yield the throne
To God the Father for God’s praise alone.
That’s the final date on it, but it was written couplet by couplet over a few months. I am tempted to boost my output by calling each couplet a poem!