Death and life have taught me that child-loss is unthinkable, and they have taught me that anguish is inescapable. Additionally, death and life have taught me that grief has no expiration date. As a result, the separation I have yet to bounce back from is the ultimate untimely farewell (Ade’s death), which was the last separation Ade and I would have.
Like the penetrating precision that surgeons make with their scalpels, Father God does the same thing with His Word. Not only does His Word cut but also it heals, after cutting along the dividing line between the soul and spirit—between human beings’ innermost parts.
I neither paint nor draw, and, while I do take photographs, I took none of the ones in these illustrated haiku poems. For these reasons, I thank every artist and every photographer whose exquisite artworks helped me explain the meanings of my haiku poems. Most of my haiku poems that I included in each illustrated haiku are from Perfect Peace (2015)—my collection of haiku poetry. The other haiku poems were created between March 2015 and November 2016.
Contrary to what the world might think and believe, healing is not mankind’s idea. Healing originated in the Spirit and Soul of Father God, and that is why He has declared Himself to be His children’s Healer. Indeed, even more than His children might desire to be healed, Father God has desired that His Household of Faith sons and daughters not only were healed but also were whole.
The Lord expects every lukewarm fence rider to either be a believer who accepts the Gospel message and Christ Jesus 100% or rejects the Gospel message and Christ Jesus 100%. There is no middle ground—no compromising. Thus, those individuals who claim to be Christians yet are living their lives halfheartedly and powerlessly need to get off the fence and either firmly declare that they will be FOR (hot; brotherly, sisterly, friendly) or AGAINST (cold; antagonistic, unreceptive; apathetic) Christ Jesus. The bottom line is that either Christ Jesus is indeed every believer’s EVERYTHING, or He is nothing to any believer!
Jesus the Christ wants hurting, addicted, and defeated people, non-Christians and believers, to live lives that are in harmony with His Word. However, before they can live the God-kind of Christian lifestyle, these hurting, addicted, and defeated people first must realize that Jesus the Christ is the ONLY ONE in this world who can provide them with the proper healing method.