As One, by Joyce Robinson

Vida Joyce Medley-Robinson.  Around Lighthouse, she is known as Sister Joyce Robinson.  I call her Joyce.  Both Joyce and her sister, Judy, along with their families are some of the founding members of our church.  As of this posting, that’s almost 35 years of devoted service to one church and one pastor.  Pastor Dan always talks about how many horrible sermons they have had to endure! They have seen every change of season with grace and dignity. Parents, children and grandchildren alike, these are some of the kindest and most generous people you would ever want to know.

Joyce is a published poet (among her many other gifts and talents…one of which is organist). She is quiet and observant. Her eyes twinkle when she smiles, almost as if to imply that she knows so much more than she’s letting on!  I am tickled that she agreed to share this poem with us!


The many pieces of a puzzle can make one confused,

With so many shapes and sizes containing so many hues.

But in time and meticulous persistence, the puzzle is done

The artist’s work, his masterpiece then become visible – as one

The carpenter gathers his tools – wood, wallboard and nails

Adding to his list, hammer, a drill and ruler for the details

He works according to his blueprint while there is sun.

The architect’s work of art comes together – as one.

Orchestras perform suitably with all instruments: flutes, drums and the oboe.

All are reading the score and practicing, each are on the same flow.

When precise in its purpose for rhythm and tone, then harmony is begun

The conductor hears a beautiful symphony together – as one.

In John chapter 17, Jesus asks His father to set His children apart,

From the world: they would live and believe from their heart.

Just as the Father thought, breathed and worked through His Son

Jesus was in His Father’s will, working – as One

The world doesn’t know God; it’s Him in us that they see.

So when we are divided about God and His degree,

They received mixed signals about God and His Son.

It’s so important to pray and live in His love – as One.

I am not exactly like you, and you’re not exactly like me

Each of us is following the plan that God’s want us to be.

Each of our differences is fitting in our preparation

For the Master’s calling, worship and service – as one.

Copyright March 12, 2009, Joyce Robinson All Rights Reserved


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