To Mars?

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To Mars?

Our bodies were not made
To live on Mars
Are there not problems enough 
To solve on this planet
Revolving as it does amidst
The burning stars?

Curiosity and learning is one thing
But 
What about curiosity for eternity, God, Christ,
the destiny that awaits in His Paradise

Drawing nearer to our Creator
This God who leaned so close
Took on our form, our flesh
To withstand our cruelty’s test
Of dying on a bloodied cross

So would not our time be better spent
If to our time and energies we lent
The pursuit, reaching for the reality
of the Universe’s space
And went instead in search
of our Lord Creator’s face?

Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands

Lush and Green

The part of the south I live in gets so green and lush, and I can never resist a beautiful day to take pictures. We finally got some relief from the heat where I live so I rode along the greenway as I often do. Don’t know the names of all the wildflowers, but they are still blooming although for a day or two because it has been so dry with no rain, they did droop just a little. This monster of a tree is just that, a monster. It is huge. I can’t tell if it is more than one tree growing close together or if it is old and just split at its base.

The river is lower from less rain and in some spots is only a few inches deep. In the shallow parts, the water is so clear you can see every stone and fish in it. It’s lovely! May God, the Creator of all this beauty, bless your day!

Union

Union

There is only one
Owner of this world
Accident or chance
Alone did not hurl
Our planet home into
Being

There is a someone
Who decided it to create
Not a natural process
Of chemicals
Life’s requirements 
Will ever satiate

A perfect balance
Was what a universe needs
To form, to cause to be
And there is only 
One Perfect Being alone
with that ability

Perfect power
Perfect sovereignty
Perfect in wisdom
Perfect in His Love
For us

Everything you see
Or touch
Belongs to Him
And Him alone
To live in conjunction
With Him was 
His forever goal

For all of His creation
On His mind was never
Destruction
We were made to exist
With Him hand in hand
In perfect peace, harmony
This is His ultimate plan
United forever, God & man,
Giving of His perfection
The Two become One

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The First Calm





The First Calm

It happened under the skies
Of the very first dawn
Rays of light breaking
Placid horizon in yellows,
Pinks and reds
It was the first Calm

A new world, pleasant
To the eyes and soul
Broken out of deep, dark
Nothingness
By ancient words and voices told
In a Holy Book

Life exploded 
Upon a spinning globe
Of dirt, air & water
Animals, man & plants
To each by a loving hand
Did the Creator grant

Relationship 
With Himself, 
The Ones who stirred 
The darkness
Into life
Nothingness
Into something

Desired to associate
Fellowship
With our forms of dust
Only asking for a return
Of love, respect
& our trust

This was the first Calm
This perfected peace
Between all forms of life
And the Creators
Between all of Their creation
& Themselves
There was not a hint, scent
Of strife

Until man, 
Supposedly the highest,
Decided to rebel
And follow the wrong voice
Made the ultimate mistake
Available, the worst choice
And everything fell

Plants, animals, earth
Spun out of the original plan
Subject to terrors
Never meant or intended
By our Creator’s gentlest
Of hands

And so we lost
All of us
Paid a dearest cost
To suffer in pain, 
Showed disdain for the Ones 
Who made us
And so in tears we lived
And lost
The First Calm

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In the Beginning – Chronicle III

 
 In The Beginning
 Chronicle III
  
 Eden’s glory on 
 Full review
 In yellows,
 Greens & 
 Brilliant azure blues
 Unflawed life
 With Perfection’s love
 No displeasure felt
 About which to sigh
 Walking under clearest skies
 Nor reason or complaint
 Over which to die
  
 Wait, what is that,
 To die?
 Understood not yet
 Or known
 No pain or regret
 With which to live
 Only joy & love
 A thing called death
 Living only in the shadows
  
 Air is always clean
 & fresh
 Only peace is
 Ever seen
 Between earth, sky 
 & the sea
 Man & all animals 
 Live only & always 
 In harmony to be
  
 Food abundant
 Work is no toil
 No displeasure there
 To ever despoil
 Its sense of purpose
 Or the ease
 Of life lived under
 Gentle trees
 Swaying softly overhead
 At night only rest
 Is found in all their beds
  
 Until one day
 With a slight chill
 An unknown shadow passes
 A rustling in the grasses
 Never heard before
 The man stopped to sniff 
 The air
 The woman paused 
to express only a mild care
  
 But in naivete
 On that most unusual day
 Neither knew from
 Experience they lacked
 What formidable evil
 Slithered, 
 Invading their Paradise
 Now lurking & looming 
 Behind their backs

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In the Beginning

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 In the Beginning
 Chronicle  I
  
  
 In the beginning there
 Was nothing outside of Heaven
 So, in the beginning
 God decided
 To create
 For Himself
 A World
  
 He hummed, “You know, Son
 We have so much to share
 Of kindness
 Love, joy
 Sometimes I feel
 Like
 I might explode
 Or implode
 I cannot hold
 It all in
 any longer.”
  
 So with a whirl
 And a twirl
 And a small jiggle
 Or was it a wiggle
 God created
 His earth.
   
 Gleaming, shining 
 With life
 It glowed
 Just to show
 Its Creator’s Glory, 
 This story of 
 His Love
 Slowly, He stroked
 With one gentle hand
 The lion’s mane.
 “Look, it’s heart beats
 I think I just
 Might keep 
 This one.
 But you know what 
 I think I need me
 A Man.”
  
 “What is a man, Father?”
 “Just watch.”
 He blew on the dust
 And with one single thrust
 Of one finger
 He raised him from the ground.
  
 God smiled.
 Happy, pleased and joyful,
 He turned to his newest son,
 “Welcome to life, Adam,
 And this,
 Your new Paradise!”