Faith Acrostics: half-hour Bible and five-minute reflections
Time pauses and
Heaven touches earth
In special places where
Nearness to God suddenly happens.
Present meets eternity,
And we encounter the living God.
City or country, garden or wildness:
Everyone finds their oasis, a
Still point of calm and sanctuary.
Acrostics mean a lot to me because they are a memorable way of finding new insights into and reflecting upon a familiar topic. They are quite hard to write, especially if you want them to rhyme. Often, the very letters you most need to make a particular point are absent from the acrostic word. That, however, is part of their beauty – you are forced to look at the word from different angles until you finally receive an insight.
The Bible Acrostics aim to give a flavour of each book of the Bible. Naturally, they cannot cover everything but hopefully they convey the essence. If you are unfamiliar with the Bible, why not skim them all – you can easily read them in half an hour.
The Acrostic Reflections touch upon aspects of faith and life experience. They have generally arisen in response to questions raised in sermons, during house group meetings or in conversations. I hope they open up an unexpected way of reflecting on a significant topic. (The links below are clickable).
Harry Hunter is the pen name of a retired academic who lives with his wife (and cat) at West Kilbride on the Ayrshire coast.
You are welcome to copy these acrostics for church magazines or similar publications provided an acknowedgement is made (it’s best if the first letter of each line is highlighted so people see it’s an acrostic).
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