Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Greetings, Life!

LOOK!  Up there on those limbs!  New life!  Listen!  Tune out the bustle and hone in on that precious, sweet sound coming from all directions...

The buds upon the branches--
they are promises, you know?
His vow to us new life will be
in just a week or so!
Even though the snow remains
upon those peaks afar,
He places promises about
that LIFE, it is not far!
Just listen to the little birds
in song but on and on!
Their joyous melody persists
though chills may not be gone!
They know He's bringing life anew
in every shape and form;
they sing to me to so remind
that, soon, it will be warm!

Do YOU take time to hear and see
that 'life' will be once more?
Do so!  And your day will be
but all the better for!
His signs--but they are everywhere,
we must but take time out!
His glories, they are wondrous to
the knowing and devout!

'Spring!  O come ye glorious season with all your color and new life!  You are most welcome after the winter that we've been though!  After ANY winter that we go through, God's new life is so refreshing and so welcome!'  
"Thank You for creating the seasons, oh Father!"

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Becoming 'the norm?'

The day is going so gloriously!  The rising sun gave us a performance that is not quickly forgotten!  We get what we need to start our day, and then we click the TV on...

Folks gather into masses
with statements crying "Calm..."
Each time of late however,
there is one more to embalm.
The bigger to become a group,
the more oppression grows...
the more on edge officials get...
our history, it shows.

Why though, does it take a death
to enact a change?!
Why must it take such violence,
our mores, to rearrange?
Each of us be, more or less, 
than another one;
yet, the anger grows with every
kind of deed that's done!!

"Even so, come quickly..." be
the cry unto our Lord!
For only as we live HIS ways
can peace on earth afford!
And only as I rid MYSELF
of 'pre-conceived traditions'
can I live freely in your midst
without inhibitions!

Yes, the headlines...the breaking news...the internet all inform us of the wickedness that continues to make inroads into our daily lives!  GOD HELP US!  For it is only as we turn to Him and enthrone Him in our hearts that such as this is going to change!
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Sunday, April 18, 2021

MVT!

Yes, that Most Valuable Time.  Today, it is found in a brief break as I look out across the valley.  I've come here in between assignments to catch my breath, yet God creates scenes that take my breath away!

Calm for to possess the valley
as you look around.
From this point, each hill and canyon
hasn't got a sound.
The February sun performs
and sets it all aglow,
and the voice of God Most High--
the sweetest song to know!

It is the framework of all that will
be happening today.
He sets the tone for all that is
upon the Narrow Way.
I fill me up with His creation
so I may dispense
the calm and quietude so that
this world may be less tense!

Yea, behold the valley glorious,
and His grand creation!
Applaud His Majesty alone
for His constant creation!
And rush ye not the moment, for
the rush will come too soon!
Savor this most blessed moment
have we to commune.

Peace, quiet and stillness...for the moment.  The busyness is all about us, we just haven't entered into it yet.  We don't have to right now.  For He created this time and place to gather ourselves before such.  He thinks of everything!

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Saturday, April 17, 2021

Accomplishment

 As I look out across creation this afternoon, I praise God for the ability and PRIVILEGE of working yet one more day.  Though it be an opportunity denied to many, my heart still cries out

"Even so, come quickly, Lord,
with Paradise avowed!
That land so very glorious
just there beyond the cloud!
We yearn, we long, desire for such
to be reality
just like You said it would, Lord, when
You come for such as we!
Oh Lord, we finish out the tasks
that each day are assigned
We do the best we can, Lord, having
YOUR glory in mind!
We know we shall be compensated
rightly as we're here,
BUT GOD, may YOU be glorified
with praises that endear!

Yea, Lord, press on we in positions
that You have arranged.
All the while, we keep in mind
when all of this be changed
and we be in Your Presence, 
praising YOU in works and ways
that will be everlasting--bringing
unto YOU all praise!"

Yes, another work day has come to end.  We did our best.  Some of us went above and beyond...but we are merely doing what is expected of us, as GOD is our true employer, not that company...that person... that corporation!

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Friday, April 16, 2021

Nothing More!

We got the report from the doctor and, once again, we are at a point where the Blood of Jesus may be all that can help.  But what more need we?!  HIS BLOOD IS SUFFICIENT!

"Oh Lord, my loved one is in pain,
and we've done all we can do.
First, we gathered and laid hands,
lifting them to You.
Knowing and believing that
YOU ARE the Healing One,
and there be naught to match the Blood
of Jesus Christ The Son!

So now, we lift her up to You,
and in You complete.
For You have everything at all,
our every need to meet!
For there is none like You, oh Lord,
no, not any other!
You are The Friend that's closer to us
even than a brother!
And You provide exactly what
is necessary so
that healing and deliverance,
our loved one, she can know!

You are so very good to us,
You Lord, You alone.
Your suffering...Your sacrifice...
Your victory be known!
And Your Blood--that healing fluid
like no other source!
Our loved one do we lift to You--
THE Greatest Healing Force!

We prayed, believed, laid hands on her, now she is in the hands of the doctors.  I have personally seen God work through the hands of a surgeon...even when that surgeon said it may be pointless.  JESUS HAS FINAL SAY, and He has yet to fail!

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Tragedy Again

Morning anew.  A fresh new start.  Start with visiting God.  Make a cup of coffee and turn on the news...

A brand new morn.  A tragedy.

The details leave us numb. 
Once again, a dear and precious,
with value to succumb.
Still reeling from events of late,
once more, death has its way.
It is not right!  It is not fair!
But WHO is going to say?

A pattern has developed,
so ugly and so wrong;
I thought that this was settled
in our past--ago so long?
And even then, the trait should not 
have even been at all!
Tell me, who will take account
and who will take the fall?
For these folks, they are not unlike
the likes of you and I;
and, yet, the color or the race
makes mortality so high!
THIS SHOULD NOT BE!  For each of us
are kin to one another--
'race' and 'hue' are 'labels,'
we are sister, we are brother.

A brand new morn...but will this day
be new in any way?
Too many individuals
are set in their own way!
Tradition, prejudice and pride
all rear their ugly head
and, due to such, another precious
soul has wound up dead.

"Oh God, please grant to us a BRAND NEW DAY, a day without hatred or conflict.  A day without prejudice or pride.  For it seems as if we are imploding, Lord, and YOU are THE ONLY WAY OUT!  Please grant us peace and hope as we interact with each other today.
In JESUS' Name,
Amen."
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Monday, April 12, 2021

Spring's Soundtrack!

Oh, how beautiful the song of Spring is!  Just listen...

The song of Spring awakens me
with tones so sweet and bright.
I rise to seek its source and I
am greeted by The Light!
Blossoms opened everywhere
that were not there last night;
and I am captured by His Highness
as I see the sight!
Daffodils are blooming on
that hillside over there...
roses that are opening
precious essence freely share!
The tulip trees that Alice has
awake and stretch and yawn...
and, already, I can hear and smell
somebody mowing lawn!

The song of Spring--a symphony
with too many to count!
But I praise my Almighty God,
for He knows the amount!
New life...new gifts...new challenges...
presents He each new day,
and promises to never leave us
all along the way!

Ahh...the melody I've come to know as "Spring."
It cannot be compared to anything!
For all day long He's making it anew!
Oh slow down and taste the smell...the sound...the view!

Yes, the glory of Springtime.  Everyday anew!  So numberless the hues arriving at different intervals...all in HIS order, all in melodious harmony!
"Thank You, Father God, for creating the seasons!"

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