You've Got Mail!_Greg Asimakoupoulos-A familiar phrase is an invitation to hear God speakMy laptop spoke to me today
as I clicked AOL.
A voice that I have come to love
responded "You've got mail!"
Before my eyes a list appeared
derived from cyberspace.
And as I opened what was sent,
I witnessed God's sweet grace.
One e-mail came from my dear dad
who's plagued by chronic pain.
He simply said he'd prayed for me
and hoped I'd do the same.
Another came from one I know
who's wife walked out last year.
He told me how he'd found the Lord.
His words were most sincere.
And then a guy I've never met
surprised me with a note.
He said he'd found encouragement
from something that I wrote.
A screen name I had never seen
intrigued me so I clicked.
It was a poem aimed to heal
the hurts of those heartsick.
A widow from our church e-mailed
to say she'd been quite low.
But then she said she'd found a friend
and thought I'd like to know.
Each e-mail felt as if the Lord
was messaging to me.
I was affirmed and filled with faith
as I read prayerfully.
And so when I hear "You've got mail!"
you shouldn't think it odd
that I perk up and sit right down
prepared to hear from God.
|PO BOOKS BY GREG ASIMAKOUPOULOS
Sunday Rhymes & Reasons
Published June 4, 2009
Sunday Rhymes and Reasons is a compilation of inspirational poetry by America's pastor/poet laureate, Greg Asimakoupoulos. In this, his third volume of poetry, Pastor Greg paints word pictures that portray both the struggle and fulfillment that define a life of faith. His repertoire of rhymes celebrate rite-of-passage occasions like birth, baptism, marriage and death as well as the major holidays of the church and culture. It is a volume that illustrates the poet's love of words and of popular culture. The author dips his brush into a paint box of hubris, humor and honesty.
"Gloria and I have been encouraged by word pictures from Greg's pen that have celebrated both our ministry and God's presence in our world." – Bill Gaither, Gospel music composer/performer
"Gifted poet Greg Asimakoupoulos is a dear friend of our family. His poetry blesses, comforts, entertains, and provides inspiration for every season of life." – Natalie Grant, singer/songwriter/recording artist
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