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HOPE HAS A NAME

Jane Phinney


You were in need of hope

You called to Me

I answered you

I set you free


My answer came

Through Life within

My sacrifice made

To free from sin


I saw your heart

I carried your sorrow

The Life I birthed

Brought strength for tomorrow


My gift to you

A precious seed

An answered prayer

A warrior indeed!


A sign of hope

Not one promise failed

A reminder to you

My Truth prevailed


You called him Joshua

I called him Son

I brought him home

A victory won


He served with courage

With wisdom, with might

He ran his race well

He finished the fight.


(Joshua 23:14; *subtitle from the movie Joshua)


I wrote this poem after the loss of our first grandbaby. The Lord reminded me that not only was the Biblical Joshua a leader, victorious in battle for God’s people, but he has also been referred to as a symbolic Christ-type figure. At the time of our loss, I had no plan to write anything. But the poem just “came” quickly, in a moment. My grief was interwoven with the legacy of Joshua’s 23 victories in battle, and with the provision of our ultimate victory in the Lord Jesus Christ. HE IS HOPE.


©2019 by Jane M Phinney; My Heart Undressed; Sterling, KS

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