50 Little Biblical Haikus

Fifty short Haikus,
Leading up to Advent and
Christmas, and beyond.

50 Little Biblical Haikus 40
Angels
Shepherds are dozing.
Bam! Angels! Yikes! Run away!
No need – it’s good news.
Luke 2 vv 8-15

50 Little Biblical Haikus 41
Wake Up!
As the new day breaks
Inspired shepherds can’t shut up.
This baby’s big news.
Luke 2 vv 16-20

50 Little Biblical Haikus 42
One of Us
This new king, right here,
In the ordinary world,
There for ev’ryone.
Isaiah 9 v 6

50 Little Biblical Haikus 43
Darkness on the Edge of Town
Trouble on the way.
Wise men, ‘not so wise’, bring strife
Visit the wrong king!
Matthew 2

50 Little Biblical Haikus 44
Under Pressure
Treachery threatens
To wipe out the child of hope.
Vulnerable Saviour.
Matthew 2 vv 13-18

50 Little Biblical Haikus 45
Mary’s Boy Child
The religious folk
Are so busy they miss him,
Two small people don’t.
Luke 2 vv 21-38

50 Little Biblical Haikus 46
Just Another Day
Normality calls.
They head home to nurture the
One who gave them life.
Luke 2 vv 39-40

50 Little Biblical Haikus 47
What the World Needs Now
Each day she wonders,
Thinks on that divine meeting,
Where will it take them?
Luke 2 v 40

50 Little Biblical Haikus 48
Don’t Stop Believing
Dark forces threaten,
But the boy survives and grows,
Lives a normal life.
Revelation 12 & Luke 2 v 52

50 Little Biblical Haikus 49
Red Red Wine
There comes a day when
The waiting is just too much.
‘Now! Do something. Please!’
John 2 vv 1-12

50 Little Biblical Haikus 50
Let’s Get This Party Started
So his mission starts.
Not in a blaze of glory,
Under desert sky…
Mark 1 vv 9-13

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50 Little Biblical Haikus 32
Solid As a Rock
Ev’ry time we look
To the grandeur of the hills,
We sense his presence.
Psalm 125 vv 1-2

50 Little Biblical Haikus 33
Dancing in the Moonlight
They’ll be so happy,
So free they’ll leap with laughter,
Dancing with pure joy.
Malachi 4 v 2

50 Little Biblical Haikus 34
You’re The Voice
At the dawn of time
His voice called life from nothing.
Now that voice is small.
Hebrews 1 vv 1-3, Luke 2 vv 6-7

50 Little Biblical Haikus 35
Let’s Hear It For the Boy
Hard to imagine
That this restless child inside,
Will reign forever.
Luke 1 vv 39-45, Hebrews 1 vv 8-9

50 Little Biblical Haikus 36
Baby, Baby
She runs to the hills,
Her pregnant cousin confirms
What she could not know.
Luke 1 vv 39-45

50 Little Biblical Haikus 37
Dream a Little Dream
Joe’s life falls apart.
Mary saw an angel? Really???
Then he sees one too!
Matthew 1 vv 18-25

50 Little Biblical Haikus 38
When a Child is Born
Liz has her baby,
And Mary sees the process –
Preparation for her.
Luke 1 vv 57-60

50 Little Biblical Haikus 39
Hit the Road
Joe can’t leave Mary,
It’s too hard, too dangerous.
Off to David’s town.
Luke 2 vv 1-5

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50 Little Biblical Haikus 25
Save Me
I call out to God,
When darkness and trouble come
I can lean on him.
Psalm 27 vv 1-3

50 Little Biblical Haikus 26
The Real Thing
More than anything,
I find true satisfaction
When I am with you.
Psalm 27 v 4

50 Little Biblical Haikus 27
Knocking on Heaven’s Door
A plea in the fog,
A longing for clarity,
And a cry for peace.
Psalm 27 vv 7-9

50 Little Biblical Haikus 28
Crying in the Rain
May those who know tears
See their heartbreak days U-turn,
So laughter prevails.
Psalm 126

50 Little Biblical Haikus 29
Run for Home
Distractions, like flies,
Buzz around, bombard us,
But we run to win.
Philippians 3 v 12-14

50 Little Biblical Haikus 30
Hard Times
Though the days seem long,
Though our hopes end in the bin,
We look up again.
Habakkuk 3 vv 17-19

50 Little Biblical Haikus 31
Saviour’s Day
Flowers for ashes,
Ruined lives rebuilt, as the
Servant of hope comes.
Isaiah 61 v 1-4, Luke 4 vv 16-19

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50 Little Biblical Haikus 19
Miss You
Achings and longings
For God to burst through heaven,
And sort out this life.
Isaiah 64 vv 1-4

50 Little Biblical Haikus 20
When a Child is Born
From a tiny place
A whole new world will begin,
Strength, peace and safety.
Micah 5 vv 2-5

50 Little Biblical Haikus 21
Endless Love
Heartfelt devotion,
Worth much more than rituals,
Love that does not fade.
Hosea 6 vv 4-6

50 Little Biblical Haikus 22
Too Much Too Young?
He feels way too young,
Much too inexperienced,
To fulfil this role.
Jeremiah 1 vv 4-10

50 Little Biblical Haikus 23
A Good Heart
Sprinkled clean again;
Rock hard hearts melted, restored,
A new start with God.
Ezekiel 36 vv 24-28

50 Little Biblical Haikus 24
The Power of Love
With strength and might, the
Tender shepherd feeds his sheep,
Carries the weak lambs.
Isaiah 40 vv 10-11

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50 Little Biblical Haikus 1
Starry Starry Night
A voice in the dark.
Living word, life-giving spark.
Boom! It all begins.
John 1 vv 1-5

50 Little Biblical Haikus 2
Big Mistake
A seed of envy.
The first whodunit plays out.
Crack! Life unravels.
Genesis 4 vv 1-8

50 Little Biblical Haikus 3
Water Water Everywhere
Raindrops from on high.
Cheetahs and voles all at sea,
A sign in the sky.
Genesis 7 & 8

50 Little Biblical Haikus 4
Crash Bang Wallop!
Towering intent.
Egos spiral out of whack.
Crash! Bad ladder down.
Genesis 11 vv 1-9

50 Little Biblical Haikus 5
Call Me
A voice in the night.
Unlike gods of stone and steel.
This One calls and leads.
Genesis 12 vv 1-3

50 Little Biblical Haikus 6
Thank You for Being a Friend
Unexpected gift,
Out of the blue, a blessing,
Bread, wine and friendship.
Genesis 14 vv 18-20

50 Little Biblical Haikus 6a
Let’s Hear It For the Boy
A future promise.
Every family blessed
Through the son Isaac.
Genesis 12 v 3

50 Little Biblical Haikus 7
Stop – In The Name of Love!
In a dark time of
Child sacrifice, this tale ends
Very differently.
Genesis 22 vv 1-14

50 Little Biblical Haikus 7a
We Built This City On…
With their working done,
The people remind themselves
Of life’s foundation.
Nehemiah 9 v 6

50 Little Biblical Haikus 8
True Love Ways
His heart lies broken,
But Rebekah can mend it.
It’s love at first sight.
Genesis 24 vv 61-67

50 Little Biblical Haikus 9
Brothers in Arms?
He comes out grabbing.
Esau’s a hunter, Jake not.
Trouble soon ensues.
Genesis 25 vv 19-34

50 Little Biblical Haikus 10
Ch…ch…changes
After years of take,
He wrestles a dark angel,
Meets God and changes.
Genesis 32 vv 22-31

50 Little Biblical Haikus 11
Hey Joe
A well, a slave train,
A good job, years in prison,
A king’s dream… Freedom!
Genesis 39-41

50 Little Biblical Haikus 12
The River
King’s girl sees baby,
Yay! A l’il brother for her…
A freedom fighter!
Exodus 2 vv 1-10

50 Little Biblical Haikus 12a
Burn
A grizzled shepherd,
Life going nowhere… then bam!
Flame, voice… ‘Change things, Mo!’
Exodus 3 vv 1-15

50 Little Biblical Haikus 13
Try To Remember
They forget so fast –
Think Egypt life was a blast.
Whine about freedom.
Exodus 16 vv 1-10

50 Little Biblical Haikus 14
You Shine a Little Love
Darkness is not dark
To the one who made light shine,
And darkness can’t win.
John 1 vv 4-5, Psalm 139  v 12b

50 Little Biblical Haikus 15
Spies Like Us
Two men hold their breath,
One woman covers their tracks,
She’ll be remembered.
Hebrews 11 v 31

50 Little Biblical Haikus 16
I Am Here with You
Joshua takes hope.
It’s not his strength that matters,
It’s God’s assurance.
Joshua 1 v 9

50 Little Biblical Haikus 17
People Get Ready
The people gather,
Joshua pours out his heart,
Longs that they’ll choose life.
Joshua 24 vv 14-15

50 Little Biblical Haikus 18
The Sweetest Thing
Truth and mercy kiss,
Righteousness and love embrace,
Freedom is offered.
Psalm 85 vv 10-11

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