Seventy Sent

BibleInPoems, Ron Calugar, 2015-2022 251
Luke 9:51-10:24

Jesus traveled through Samaria on the way to Jerusalem.
Some villages He came to, refused to receive them.

James and John thought to call down fire, like Elijah did of old.
Jesus rebuked his disciples soundly. Such an attitude is cold.

Jesus didn't come to destroy men's lives, He came to set them free.
He told them we will journey on, and try the next ci-ty.

As they walked along a man said Lord I want to follow you.
Well, birds have nests, foxes have holes. I've no place. What will you do?

Another whom he called said, I first must bury my dad.
The dead can bury their dead, oh man. Preach the gospel now my lad.

Another said, I'll follow you, once I've bid farewell to all.
Jesus said, my man, you can't look back, if you except my call.

But seventy did follow Him, and He sent them two by two.
He said the harvest is truly plenteous, but the laborers are few.

Bring neither purse, nor script, nor extra shoes. Preach the kingdom in each town.
Heal the sick, but if they reject, shake the dust from off your gown.

When the seventy had finished, they returned, with joy exclaim.
Evil spirits and the devils were subject to your name.

I watched Satan fall from heaven, and I've given you great power.
But rejoice your names are written in God's book this very hour.

Then Jesus praised the Father for what He'd shown these men.
Many prophets wished to see the things which God made known to them.

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