The Divine Letter

By Mariposa Aristeo

God’s Word is very special indeed,

More than anything I’ll ever need.

It is a pillow of comfort to rest my weary head,

The satisfying food with which I long to be fed,


The water that quenches my strongest thirst,

The shelter that protects me from the worst,

The loving teacher who guides me to the path of light,

The law that informs me of what’s wrong and what’s right,

The candle that lights up the darkest room,

The song of joy in the midst of gloom,

The sword that pierces the stiff-necked soul,

The shield that blocks every fiery coal,

The compass that guides my way,

The jewel worth more than I could pay,

The fire that warms the coldest hearts,

The soap that cleanses my dirtiest parts,

The medicine that heals all sickness,

The helper in my weakness,

The seed that plants a fruitful vine,

The letter from the One who is divine,

It is all I long for, hope, and dream,

The very words of Him who can redeem,

These things you may know too,

But what is God’s Word to you?

Mariposa AristeoMariposa Aristeo is a self-taught artist who captures the glories of God’s creation on canvas. She has a Ph.D. in creativity and a master’s degree in imagination.

If you asked her what her favorite things are, she would probably say nothing, since she is extremely shy and quiet. But if you ask her to write about it, she’ll give a five-page treatise on palm trees, peas, and sweet potatoes. When she’s not thinking, reading, or writing about dinosaurs, she’s drawing them. Easter eggs are as common in her art as they are in Disney-Pixar films. She is a spider-hating germ-killer who is repulsed by people who don’t wash their hands. She enjoys perusing the works of John MacArthur and Charles Spurgeon, but the Bible will always remain her ultimate guide to the truth.

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  1. This is soooo good, Mariposa! 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

  2. I love that last line! <3

  3. I loved this a heap. <333 So good to remember how precious our 'divine letter' is. 🙂

  4. This is a beautiful poem Mariposa. Thank you for sharing!

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