There is another level to existence Unseen but not entirely unknown Ever since we humans walked Upon this spinning planet so green lived under its sun, breathed in its air, Of other beings were we fully aware this other side was completely seen Until we rebelled against its Leader The One completely in charge Ran everything, owned everything, Loved everything & everyone Decided to be our own Leader Replaced God with man Pushed Him aside to follow a deceiver And the self’s desires A schism, a chasm was created Across which we cannot go Now we turn our backs, harden the heart To the things we should strive to know Build webs of cables, darkened lies Given by someone who only strives To bring about our destruction Entangled in this deceit, We now ignore what we once knew We encase our hearts in stone Refusing to see the reality of You The Owner, Creator, Lord & Master (gave His life on our cruel cross) Of this beautifully created Universe!
Colors of Christmas Red and Green are Everywhere seen For Christmas Was there a reason for these Surely there must be Or so it seems to me Red in the berries For the blood that Christ shed On a cruel cross As Mary’s body was in pain at your birth Her heart’s pain at your death most Assuredly must have been worse Green for the life that Jesus Gives freely everywhere For our souls like plants may rise Upward to live in His purest of airs So maybe there was a reason For the colors of this joyous season May you come to know the miracle and wonder As God’s love and mercy ripped asunder Death’s power over us all forever Through the birth of Jesus, His One and Only Most Glorious Son!
Light is meant to shine White Light against the darkness Hope against despair This world certainly carries a Heart wrenching load Of troubles and cares But us, We Christians, Are meant to shine as lights Of God’s Joy and Holy Might Meant to carry His Love Sent from heavenly abodes above So if you carry Christ’s name Remember diligently His fame Speaks of His grace, mercy And His death’s sacrifice Which brought down to all mankind All of heaven’s glorious light We are meant to carry into A darkened world’s despairing Terror and fright!
I took my husband out walking on the greenway system this Christmas Eve. He is recovering nicely from his strokes, but he is starting his treatments for the cancer. He loves to walk outside along the river.
We were blessed enough to see a Great Blue Heron, and I could not help but think of Christmas Dinner. This poor guy has to really work for his. I hope he eventually caught what he was looking for. I hope everyone who reads this post will enjoy their Christmas, and may God Himself, the only living, breathing Creator Lord bless all your days!
Air Dancer Long, luxurious limbs Dancing, elegant Stripped of all summer’s green finery evidencing once again that simplicity may be more beautiful Lithe and lovely on this cool winter’s day Glistening white skin shows so well Of your graceful beauty it beckons to tell To pleasure us, we mere mortals More beautiful than myriad dancers on Any stage Among winter’s cold breath your limbs Twist, turn & sway In time to a music only you can hear At the water’s edge I watch then Shed one small tear Over your beauty so exquisite My words would never do it justice Oh, the joy God must have felt Watching your lightest steps Above the solid firmness of His ground!
Twisted Beauty Long and lithe Luxurious In your sensuality Yet some would only see A twisted beauty Gnarled, darkened in spots Your limbs still dance at Water’s edge Yet still of a life to tell Do you quietly beg Even though not nearly as bright as those rainbow’s lights Cascading upon a watery top Once you were the same As any other Green, alive, strong For those days perchance do you still reminisce & long? But I say with all sincerity I find your beauty refreshing Entrancing It reminds us that life is life No matter its age Or regardless of the stage Within which it is found God’s love & care perhaps May yet best be seen or found Enwrapped around those Who all their long life Have best fulfilled the purposes of His grace, beauty & His light!