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A Nail

I picked up a nail in the garden today,
It got me to thinking of something to say.
If you only need one nail to complete a job
You don't give a thought to where it comes from
You don't need to know how to make another
Simply because you have no need for another
That one nail has completed the job once and for all.
So where am I going with this is quite simple.
We only need one God. He makes our life complete
We only need one Jesus, to show we only need one God
We only need one Holy Spirit to guide us to God.
We only need one nail to complete the job.
The Romans decided to use three to complete the job.
Their nails were actually 6 inch spikes of iron.
Why use three? Why use any at all?
To make a spectacle of this rebel who they feared?
One spike through the head would have sufficed
Then tie him like any other thief or rebel. Job done.
Even 3 spikes were not enough, would never be enough.
If death couldn't hold Him, nothing can.
My belief and love was strengthened today
All because I looked at one nail.
We all have to choose the path we walk.
I have chosen mine

© Dave Timperley 14 November 2016

Copyright © Dave Timperley | Year Posted 2016


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  1. Date: 12/2/2016 4:26:00 PM

    Yes!!! Life is a journey. Much wisdom in what you have written. Also... thank you for stopping by and reading the first chapter of my novel, Out of the Darkness. Busy with Christmas preparations but....I will notify you when I post the second chapter. Elaine
  1. Date: 11/15/2016 2:35:00 AM

    - Deep thoughts in a lovely poem, Dave - Best wishes and hugs // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 11/14/2016 9:22:00 AM

    Interesting analogy and so well written Dave. Thank you for this! :)