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Lenten Reflections: How Do You Focus On God’s Word?

By Janis Cox

How do you reflect on God’s Word? Are you a visual learner? Or do you focus better with music and sounds? Janis shares her lenten reflections on John 1 and 2 through the medium of poetry.

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Lenten Reflections Through Poetry

As I study God’s word this Lenten season I like to journal, to write poetry and to draw pictures.

Here are 4 short poems that I have written to give me a remembrance of John 1 and 2.

They are a butterfly type of poem with 9 lines, starting with one word, growing each line to 5, then decreasing back to 1.

I would suggest you close your eyes while listening to each poem, except, of course if you are driving.

Lenten Reflections From John 1: 1-34


Came, shone

In the darkness

That all might believe.

“Look the Lamb of God

Come down from Heaven

God’s Chosen One”

God revealed


Lenten Reflections From John 1:51


Shut tight

Can’t come in

God knew the problem

Sent His Son to earth

Crucified, dead, risen, alive

Heaven’s gates opened

We’re free


Lenten Reflections From John 2: 1-12



Stone jars

Filled with water

He turned into wine

First of the miraculous signs

Glory of God revealed

His disciples believed

In Him


Lenten Reflections From John 2:13-25


The temple

Cleansed, coins scattered

Fury of Jesus revealed.

“I will raise it again.”

Raised from the dead

His Body broken

For us


How Do You See God’s Word?

Lenten ReflectionsBecause I see in pictures, these type of poems helps me focus on one picture.

Do you like to see God’s Word? Are you a visual learner?

If so I would like you to join me on my Facebook Group called Word of God Speak Community. Until next time, as you read God’s Word, see what pictures He shows you. Write them down or draw them.


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Janis Cox

In 2001, Janis gave her life to Christ. She started journalling as a way to organize her thoughts, feelings, and prayers. She is a member of two cross-Canada Christian writers’ groups, The Word Guild and Inscribe Christian Writers Fellowship. She has had several articles and devotionals published. Janis has been a regular contributor to HopeStreamRadio since its inception in 2015.

Janis has been blogging since 2008. In 2012 she published an award-winning children’s book Tadeo Turtle. She ran a group blog called Under the Cover of Prayer for four years. Hope Stream Radio will be her first foray into broadcasting on a regular basis.

In addition to a career as a home-maker and teacher, Janis was a partner in a Canadian small business with her husband, Wayne. They currently reside in Ontario and winter in Mesa, Arizona. Janis and Wayne have three children with spouses and many grandchildren.

One of her favourite things is to tell others about what God has done and is doing in her life. Janis can be reached on her website, Growing Through God’s Word, on Facebook and Twitter.

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