The Big Come Down A King on a Royal Throne At the bequest of another Acquiesced to give up Its glorious golden glow Fell to His knees Father, Your plan I will obey On a fateful, cold winter’s night Appeared a most unusual sight A single star hung in a blackened sky For wise men to search by To find this King laying in straw For man, the most holy, precious gift 0f all Come to save us from ourselves But to do so among us had to dwell Live with us, sleep with us With us eat Having a most intense promise To keep Knowing it could only be done In horrific pain He vowed to do it just the same So history’s biggest Come Down occurred A Prince to His Father deferred Left a throne of infinity’s power So in a short lifetime he might shower Man with God’s forgiveness at last Even for Him, It was a most formidable task Suffered through our ignorance, brutality Forced to His knees Spiked to a wooden cross Heaven’s Own Son From our evil we could not run But this enormous Come Down Brings to us the most unique sound Of powerful angels’ voices raised To this Christ, God’s Only Son Their splendid, magnificent, holy praise
Better Than DisneyWorld? Better than Disney World? Could there be such a thing? Better than Florida’s palace of pure pleasure Full of dreams forever we may treasure With multiple hurrahs let our voices ring But its gilded halls & walls Eventually you must leave & return with only reality left to see Back to a world of suffering, wars Even more abuses left in store But God promises better Than an insincere, synthetic fantasy Hard to imagine this I know But this is what He longs for us to see Beyond an artificial man-made glow Lies the real thing He wants to renew His world Along with each, man, woman, Boy & girl Doesn’t matter if you are old or young A girl, a daughter, or perhaps Someone else’s son No more suffering No more dying To dry each tear Remove the crying So, Why not let Him? Return to me, I will return to you Why not let Him your own heart Your very own soul renew? Removing each trace Of all the old So a different world’s story Can be at last told While we joyfully lift hands in praise & look upon eternity’s kindest Above all others Face! Malachi 3:6-7 I the Lord do not change. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed. Ever since the time of your ancestors you have turned away from my decrees and have not kept them. RETURN TO ME, AND I WILL RETURN TO YOU,” says the Lord Almighty.
Pentecostal Fire Disciples, huddled In an upper room Shaking in their boots Trying to dispel the gloom Of your death Feeling only fear’s failure was left Until, A Pentecostal fire Blazed across their heads By tongues of living fire Were they to be led To stop the shaking, quaking & rise up Boldly speak Those first words of hope To preach And loudly proclaim In many tongues The life, the power Of God’s only RISEN SON!
Prayer for this Sunday Morning I am going to rise up Quit living in the muck Satan attempts to drag me down into And I choose YOU Lord Jesus, I choose you And you ever-growing hope! Amen.
Haiku for May (an early spring’s day) Though shown just in Spring Flowers by the bunch dazzle Still hold much power
Warning, Warning! Warning, warning Read all about it Warning, warning Voices raise to shout it The great reckoning Is coming For us, Out the time is running Soon will we all Peoples be allowed God’s face & presence No longer will be disavowed All to be judged In His great presence Investigating each life’s essence In His Book it is assured No one left not adjured To be brought before His throne!!
Revelation 20:11-13 Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. The earth and the heavens fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what they had done.