Good Bread is Worth the Time

Why a threshing floor to meet and lay at his feet
Why a place one separates chaff from wheat
Beaten till all that’s left is pure grain
The useless carried away with the wind

Unashamed she asked he do his part
Redeem her family’s name and make glad her heart
Her one chance for mercy would he defile her then
In light he watched over her – in darkness what then

Wheat grows in abundance no toil or duress
She dances in rain wrapped in sunlight’s caress
No use to the farmer till ripe in His hand
To expose what’s inside by rod and sifting pan

Grain falls in surrender willing and free
Ready to feed others and no longer in need
No more ashamed, a new identity
Spreading her story of who set Her free

Ruth, a Moabites woman, left her gods and her home and followed Naomi, and was in the lineage of Jesus, her true Kinsman Redeemer challenge is to write a poem using the word wheat. I just completed a Bible study on the book of Ruth and that is what I used for my inspiration. I also did a little research about growing and harvesting wheat. It was a long process in Biblical days as no electricity was available. The refining process of God , no matter what the process used is a life-long process.

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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13 Responses to Good Bread is Worth the Time

  1. Lucy says:

    Wow, you describe this beautifully!

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  2. This was really quite beautiful Mary 🙂

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  3. kim881 says:

    Even in modern times, it is true that good bread is worth the time, Mary. Sadly I am not eating bread at the moment, due to a diabetic diet. I enjoyed the lines:
    ‘Wheat grows in abundance no toil or duress
    She dances in rain wrapped in sunlight’s caress’
    ‘Grain falls in surrender willing and free
    Ready to feed others and no longer in need’.

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  4. this felt blessed and blessed and blessed, Mary. this is a poetic reminder of Ruth’s toil and unselfishness. A beautiful reminder during this time.


  5. rothpoetry says:

    I love the story of Boaz and Ruth in your poem. Such a great entwining of thought! Perhaps the thought of us is we are most useful after we have been through the threshing mill and gotten all of our chaff out of the way!

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  6. Beverly Crawford says:

    Beautifully portraying the biblical story. Well done.


  7. I love the way you describe the long and laborious process of wheat into bread. It can work as a powerful metaphor for life.


  8. sanaarizvi says:

    This is so evocative! I love how you portray the biblical story.


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