To Gain a Loss! Once in a first century A people lived Under much evil treachery Not willing to commit Any libel or perjury They gave their all To a suffering Savior To listen to His voice's tender call ‘Come to me all you who are weary And I will give you rest’ But the question is are you willing To withstand a broken world’s tests To carry His name, Out loud His sovereignty To acclaim Life is not about pleasure alone But about a God who loves From above on a golden throne Willing to sacrifice everything So all of us into His Paradise He could finally at last bring So do as those heroes of the past (today we would surely stand aghast) They were willing to lose all They obeyed, listened, answered Christ’s call Losing jobs, homes, even their own blood To wear the name proudly of ‘Christian’!
Month: April 2023
Plain & Simple
Plain & Simple Plain & simple Words on a page Without faith in That red blood of Christ All condemned to a darkened hell No great mystery This is the truth For any to understand, to tell From a book of truth God warns At times Even at us storms Using examples from The world’s past Trying to convince us Before like a stone We could be thrown Into that dark hole Greater forces Gather gentlest voices Trying to win, cajole Our Savior, Christ, God, our Creator/Father Holy Spirit urging From words in His sacred scroll Loving, to also console For His greatest goal Is to win back each soul Intact, in whole Back into His Loving Arms!
Love This Time of Year!
I love this time of year. You can always tell it’s spring when it is warm enough for the turtles to sunbath on the rocks. I ride my bike along our greenway system on the riverbank. The first fresh green of baby leaves on the trees is coming out good, and I got to take a photo of some of the new blooms on the wildflowers. I hope you can get outside this spring to enjoy the beauty of our God’s wonderful creation. May God bless your day and spring!!
Inclusive We hear this word Thrown around so much Almost as if it contains Some type of Golden Midas touch You must include this You must include that Please excuse if I seem remiss But I do not think inclusion of All or just the many was Ever meant to bring us True bliss Love is not inclusive Of everything Even God's perfect love Is not inclusive of all things Sometimes our behavior With His purity does not harmonize Or always ring He wishes to transform us Into His Son's image So upon our behaviors He must place certain limits Wishing for us only the best So remember the next time Someone insists you be inclusive With flying colors will you Pass the great test Use God's words, His wishes Deciding what to include or reject!
Celestial A great army gathers A trumpet blast will scatter All tranquility At its head, Your Holy Son No enemy carries the ability From this One to run Each warrior is armed, braced Swords, shields in place Powerful & determined Your battle plans, Lord Jesus In Your book so holy The words clearly do confirm and Set forth! So, beloved, while you Still have a chance As around this world, your life You take a glance Make sure you make the Best choice For to be on the right side Of the sword In your now, you must listen To Christ’s voice!!
Easter White rabbits & chocolate bunnies All those warm, soft fuzzies Pastel eggs hidden in green grass Until a happy child makes A joyful discovery of them at last With loud, sudden squeals of delight What a truly pleasing sight! All dressed up in clean, bright clothes All done for this day’s special show Soft ribbons in the hair New shoes, polished, & on the feet & goodies that will not long Be allowed in a basket to keep Nothing wrong with these simple delights God does not mind us Enjoying all his blessings But with many of these gifts May also at times come a terrible testing This day of Easter is really About a sacrifice Not to be forgotten For all our joys & pleasures Came at the cost of another’s life! A bloodied cross, a broken body An empty tomb God’s love on display Brought about all of the Joys & pleasures of this day Made us once more Welcome in Heaven Brought us back into God’s loving arms Safe at last from all of satan’s cruelest harms So on that most glorious day Our eternal souls were saved As Christ stepped back out Into a world He owned Eternity’s power rolled back That oh so heavy stone So you too will be saved to step into His glorious garden From your own emptied grave!!