Spiritual Journey: Collection of Poems
Since my teenager years, writing poems became a channel for me to alleviate my frustrations, ups and down feelings, joy, fear, struggles, sadness, and almost all kinds of emotions that I felt. I believe that the Lord God gives me special talents to write poems through the inspirations of the Holy Spirit to not only up-lift my spirit but also hopefully can up-lift and cheer-up the others. My most earliest poems were written in Jakarta when I was still at the tender age of 15, but many of my poems were written in the United States where I recited there for over 14 years. Then, the latest collection of my poems were written in Hong Kong since I moved to this city in year 2012. I wrote many poems in my early teens and decided to use my younger self picture in this introduction page to commemorate the time where I was so in-love with the Lord and produced many poems to express this love. Through scripture readings and daily experiences of walking with Christ, I come to the understanding that the Lord God loves us in a very special way and His desires is to establish a covenant with us similar to a sacred marriage covenant. Isaiah (61:10) interprets the love of God beautifully: "I delight greatly in the Lord, my soul rejoices in my God. For He has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of His righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels"
In my teens, I prayed to the Lord for a husband who can be a vessel whom the Lord uses to express His love for me and indeed that my husband, Mr. Kenneth K.Y. Poon is such a person. I always credited PURITY to be the key success to our sweet marriage today since both of us are first love to each other. Through marriage relationship, my poetry further developed with more depth and layers of complexity. I hope that for those who read my poems, they can feel the DIVINE LOVE OF GOD that is so beautiful, genuine, and pure. Life is indeed a journey in which each moment is precious because it is the Lord, Himself, who continuously teaches us to acquire the characters of Christ, who is the first fruit in creation that is considered perfect in the Lord's eyes. God creates and owns the Universe, Heavens, and Earth, He is always ready to bless, to guide, to protect, to forgive, and to love if only we allow Himself to be part of our lives and walk closely with Him. My sincere desire is for your relationship with the Lord to grow and to become sweeter each day as you'll understand His heart which always loving us as His own beloved Spiritual Brides. "As a young man marries a young woman, so will your Builder marry you; as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will your GOD rejoices over you." (Isaiah 62:5)
Ailin Iwan Poon, Ph.D.