Christian Poems,
and Polymer Clay

Christian poems are frequently found in sympathy or get- well cards. Sometimes the poetic words offer encouragement or give thanks. The exceptional words of the Christian poems of the past, become the praise songs or hymns of today.

I used the poem here as a tool to give verbal dimension to the visual composition.

The polymer clay relief sculpture that inspired this poem is called The Supreme Gift. It is 24x24"on a wood panel.

The poem sought to express the possibilities that I had not considered before, as I meditated on Psalm 23.

I thought of how Jesus must have been taught Psalm 23, like every other little Jewish boy. Mary, His mother, might have whispered its precious words to Him. Perhaps He had to memorize it, as so many have, since it was first penned.

When He endured the ordeal of the cross years later, were those words on His mind?

Jesus quoted from Psalm 22, while on the cross; but did He draw His strength from Psalm 23?

Did He ponder the mystery of being both the Lamb of God and the Shepherd? Something to think about, isn’t it?

Supreme Gift
divinely wrapped
clues in a psalm
crisply mapped

now our only hope
a little Lamb
too small to cope

His role reversed
He became
Lamb with the sheep
one and the same

little Shepherd
little Lamb

as you worked
the glorious plan
did you lisp
the precious psalm

little Shepherd
little Lamb

were the words
a soothing balm
taught to you
to brave the nails

as you walked through
Death’s dark vale
strengthened so
you could not fail

to gift to me
more than a psalm
power that keeps me
free from harm

©Sara J
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