Beauty Sublime

Here’s a short, simple slide show of some photos I took on my bike rides along our greenway system where I live. Hope you enjoy and Praise God!

Beauty Sublime

Beauty Sublime
O’ for me sheer bliss
No matter the season 
Or the time
Lovely forms and colors
Upon his creation
God left one more kiss

Multitudes, varieties
No two exactly the same
To help us enjoy
And our senses to please
All this beauty
Was for man’s gain

So wander the world
Drink in its wondrous sights
Leaving it whole
Let it lift you to
New heavenly heights!

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

A Stupor!

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A Stupor

In a stupor
We walk
As we stare
At a world
Only physical
We think
But if you blink
In only one small wink
You can awake

All around
Those beings
Angels to do
His bidding
demons always trying
their own way
To be winning

After walking
On His planet
He left behind
Upon it
A few 
Who were
Then more followed

Until it was
More & more
Now upon
The near & so distant
More eyes
Hearts wakened

So join
A growing crowd
Even if 
You have to shout
To tell what it is

It is too late
& their stupor
We cannot abate
As those who
Are now awake
most patiently
His return

Why This?

What Else?

What else is there?
Nothing rings true
Where upon this planet
For this
Lies the cure?

Rings of the temporary
Over it
Literally stumbles
I know this sounds contrary

A world’s song 
Completely different
I know we all long
To believe it
But its useless voice
We must bury it

Wars will come and end
Governments rise & fall
Even death our bodies 
Will be allowed to rend

So, listen to the voice
Of your God/Christ
Because there’s really 
Nothing, no one else
As He comes back
And we watch
As all the old away 
Does melt!

Itching Ears!!

Itching Ears

Itching ears,
Itching ears
Fill them with flea powder
Itching ears
Itching ears
For they only deny His power

They do not wish 
To hear the truth
Always and only 
Are they in pursuit
The self

Themselves, myself
Always and only me
Tell me not the truth
Or I fear my ears will bleed

Gently soothe me
Caress my foolish soul
Lie to me, 
My pride and vanity cajole

For I fear you know
This Christianity a book
Speaks of
Would not fit me 
Hand in glove

It causes pain
Might even lead 
Me to an early grave
Silence your truth
I want no more proof
Creation’s Almighty
Glorious King!

What Not Me!

What not me!

A sinner
What not me!
Such words belong
Only to the antiquities

God loves me 
This I know
& only blessings 
Do I want to be shown

Suffering is not what
I deserve
God should give me
What I want when I want it
Is that not what you observe?
I wish to live as I desire
So tell me no unpleasant words

Picking up my cross
Salvation from hell
So please, 
Such words to me
Do Not Tell!

But yet,
I sigh
Sometimes I cry
Longing for something
I feel I am missing
I do not have that bliss yet
Where is it of that word
I have often heard
My kismet?

So pastor speak to me
The truth
Perhaps that is
Really the only precious root
Of all existence
I promise to now listen
Without resistance

Come Lord Jesus
Teach me
Holy Spirit reach me
I beg
I wish to only 
Be led
Forever & always
Toward your glory 
Which eternally and blissfully
Now surrounds your Head!

A Repeat – To Testify

This a repeat of an earlier post. I realize people are sometimes uncomfortable sharing supernatural or spiritual experiences they have had, but I only tell this because I want people to know how real God is and how much He does loves you.

I have sleep apnea. I don’t know if you know what that is, but that’s where when you lay down on your back to sleep the muscles that hold up your soft palette at the back of your throat relax so much that the palette itself collapses downward and blocks your airway. In other words, you stop breathing. It is dangerous and can kill you.

However, one night before I realized how dangerous sleep apnea can be, I went to sleep one night and somehow must have gotten off my side and into a position that was not safe. I woke up suddenly and was in a different place.

I remember feeling a slight tinge of fear but was mostly confused, thinking where am I?? All around me was nothing but deep blackness until suddenly I could see this spiral of beautiful, puffy white clouds spiraling off into the distance. I did not want to look at the far distant end of the spiral because I had this sudden knowledge that if I looked at it, there would be no going back. Somehow I just knew that. Don’t know how, but I just did, but I was not given a choice. I had to look at the end of the spiral, and so I did.

Next, let me say that I had no physical sensation at all. I was fully awake, fully conscious, but there were no physical sensations. I had no awareness of a body.

To get back to where I was, as soon as I looked at the end of the spiral of clouds, I was in the other place, but this one was different. This beautiful, beautiful light was everywhere. It glistened and shone like nothing I have ever seen. But the light was alive. There was a massive intelligence or presence inside the light. Like nothing I have ever experienced.

It was so bright it almost hurt to look at it and the colors of the rainbow were moving through it constantly. It was so bright that I turned to look away, but again, I was not given a choice. I had to look at the light so I did.

When I turned to look at it again, suddenly it felt like somebody had taken me and thrown me as hard as they could up against a brick wall. There was this really hard boom, and I was back inside my body. Totally awake but back inside of my body going “What just happened to me.”

I laid there for a few minutes, thinking about what I had just seen and experienced. I moved around a little trying to get my bearings back and then decided the only thing it could have been was for a few minutes or less, because it happened so quickly, so very quickly, is I think I died! It is the only explanation I can think of.

I believe for a very few brief seconds, I was allowed to see some of the glory of the Living God. The light was beautiful beyond words. I wish everyone could have seen it. Unlike anything I’ve ever seen before.

The only reason I wanted to tell this is I hope it will reassure everyone that there really is life after death, and that God is more beautiful than any of my weak human words could ever express.

I pray that the living God Himself will bless your day and your whole life and that you can get to know Him better. He really does love you very, very much. God Bless You.