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Devotional Poetry, Biblical Poems
From Bible Teacher, Pastor Kenneth L. Birks

Caught in the Father's Pursuit of a Lost Soul

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Devotional Poetry, Biblical Poems

Biblical Poetry
Early in 2017, I felt prompted by the Lord to start writing Biblically oriented poetry that is intended to encourage, build faith and draw believers into more of a love for God's Word. This is something I've never attempted before, but felt very drawn to it by the Lord. In obedience to Him, I have sensed a whole new realm of God's grace as I have begun to write in this way. I hope you enjoy them.

Caught in the Father’s Pursuit of a Lost Soul
By Ken L. Birks

Like a fish with a hook in its mouth, You caught me.

In a moment of panic, I cried out for you in desperation.

As my life flashed before my eyes, I discovered You in captivation.

Not ready to be caught, I fought the hook, trying to spit it out.

You didn't fight me, but let me run with it, so blind.

Ever so often You jerked the line to let me know You were still there

Knowing You hadn't given up on me, brought peace to my fragile mind.


Not ready to be caught, I looked for adventure and excitement.

Why do I run, fighting Your hook? Why do I resist being caught?

Riding the rails on a freight train, my thoughts turned to You, a lot.

Like the fish with the hook in its mouth, you reeled me in from time to time.

You continued to let me go, returning to sinful ways and stubbornness.

How long will Your patience last, I wondered, in my distress.


Your patience exhausted me, breaking me down, little by little.

The battle for my soul continued to rage on in non-committal.

My soul grew weary as I encountered a series of disillusionments.

What is it that was resisted? Was it Your unfailing love or fear of surrender?

I was lost in in a spiritual maze of mixed up philosophies and wonder.

What was it that I discovered so long ago that now draws me near?


I sensed the day coming, but still didn’t give in. In stubbornness, it was denied.

Lost in a state of confusion, I wanted to but didn’t quite know how.

You blindsided me, being caught in a hypnotic trance, I decided.

In a moment intense struggle, worn out from the fight, You won as I caved.

The battle was over as You wrapped me in the arms of Your lovingkindness.


Your patience and kindness took every opportunity, waiting to intercept.

You outwitted my stubbornness and deception without force, drawing me.

You led me to a moment of awe-inspiring revelation as my spirit leapt.

You were there at the end of my road with arms wide open, waiting.

It was You I was looking for all along, I realized. Why did I wait in distraught?

I am forever grateful for Your diligent pursuit of a lost soul, now caught.


(This poem expresses my personal testimony)

I have also written a book about my testimony titled “The Adventures of Space and Hobo.”


Current Poems

1.   Looking Out My Window - January 30, 2017

2.   On the Horizon - February 10, 2017

3.   The Goodness of God - February 23, 2017

4.   Authority From on High - March 4, 2017

5.   Grace that Leads - March 6, 2017

6.   The Peace of God - March 11, 2017

7.   The Voice - March 16, 2017

8.    You are Always There - March 21, 2017

9.    Caught in Pursuit of a Lost Soul - March 23, 2017

10.  Standing at the Crossroads - March 24, 2017

11.  You Alone - March 27, 2017

12.  Clearing the Clutter - March 29, 2017

13.  Journey Into the Invisible Realm - March 31

14.  Knowing God -  April 9, 2017


Click on the titles above to view each poem


Adventures of Space and Hobo - Ken's TestimonyThe Adventures of
Space and Hobo

By Kenneth L. Birks

The Adventures of Space and Hobo tells the story of Ken’s vagabond life after Vietnam. It explores the on-the-ground confusion and chaos of the Vietnam War and its effects on a generation. Named Space by a new friend, Hobo, Ken and his traveling companion hit the road to partake of all the possibilities of that generation in search of adventure and uncharted experiences.They were looking for what was real, authentic, and the invisible mysteries behind it all. The story takes us step by step along the path of an awakening of a lost soul, on his way to finding understanding.

Comment: What a fascinating read! Ken writes in such a way that you are with him at every turn of this amazing journey. Because Ken writes from the perspective of the redeemed, this journey is rich with God's fingerprints at every step of the way. And at a deeper level, while the particulars are Ken's unique story, the journey he describes is one that each of us either has, or must, travel. —Bob Guild

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