Tossed To and Fro

I’m not a poet. I don’t even play one on the Internet. But here are a few words that just so happen to (mostly) rhyme while describing heaven’s desire for unity in Ephesians 4:11-16.

Tossed To and Fro

Tossed to and fro

for what

who knows

but ah yes there is an answer

 

Tossed to and fro

by those

who know

how to hide the answer

 

Tossed to and fro

this is not

the will of God

for life upon the sea

 

Tossed to and fro

do not lose heart

in God’s truth

and desire for unity

 

Tossed to and fro

it will cease

through love and work

and Heavenly harmony

 

Tossed to and fro

it will not prevail

over Jesus’ way

nor to his growing body

And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14 that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15 but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— 16 from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.” (Ephesians 4:11-16)

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