Day & Night

 

Day & Night

Our world exists

2 sides to the coin

One side lives in light, sun

As the other slumbers

In darkness

 

So it will be when

Our King returns

For that holy day

All who love him

Should deeply yearn

 

Some will be given the

Joy of light forever

Others in dark pain will

Be in weeping, wailing

Gnashing of teeth

As they run for cover

 

Where the worms

Never die

Fire is never quenched

Words from a book

That never lies

 

Before it is too late

As Christ flings open

Heaven’s gates

Stands and knocks

 

Let Him in

Replace your sin

With obedience

Join in the frolicking

As you receive

Your first glance

Of His great and

Mighty return

 

Mark 9:48 where the worms that eat them do not die and the fire is not quenched. NIV

Matthew 13:50 and throw them into the blazing furnace; where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. NIV

 

Malachi 4:2 But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays. And you will go out and frolic like well-fed calves. NIV

There YOU Are!

 

There You Are!

(only a glimpse)

 

Fully awake, suddenly

No longer asleep

Deep, velvet blackness

Is all I can see

 

 

Then a spiral

Clouds of purest white

Appear in a distance

I give only a glance

 

 

Then it happens

I’m at your feet

Blinding light envelops

My breath I cannot keep

 

 

I feel your power

Why for me this shower?

Glory on display

Brighter than any sun’s day

 

 

Rainbow colors

Bright hues

Dance, move madly

Dancing to their own tunes

 

 

I try to turn away

But by your hand I am stayed

I take a second Glimpse so brief

But suddenly I am released

 

 

And I am back

Inside my body

Thrust back into my world

I have been hurled

 

 

Back into the merely physical

But Oh, the glory I did see!

Such other worldly beauty

Of all strife and pain is free!

 

 

 

 

City of New Hope

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City of New Hope

Celestial spires

Rise high

As angel choirs

Sound, rejoice

Holy saints walk,

Rub elbows

Side by side

 

In a city so rare

Where golden is the air

Encircling every face

Settling, leaving a trace

Of its shining glory

 

Walls there

Sheer, translucent

Rainbowed in ever

Changing colors

Saints live, worship

In joy with each other

 

The nearness, life of

Their God

Filling every crevice

Perfection’s glory

Fulfilling every wish

 

Throne room of

Grace

Three working as one

Joy lifts each face

To see their God

Forever

 

My human words

Are inadequate to say

Express the glory

Of even just one day

Within this place

Where perfection holds

Its complete sway

 

The world’s divine God

Lives here

Abolishes every care

Hungry, yearning

For you to dare

To aim for such a place

Reach higher

While you still have the time

He sits enthroned,

Waiting

For you to reach for

Him & His home transcendent,

This Heaven’s light sublime!

 

 

Perfume

 

Perfume

Jasmine, Lilac
Honeysuckle in
Full bloom
Scents of earth
Created by You
Bringing Your Face
Into a closer view

And so, this
Essence
Scent of your
Glory, Beauty
Power
Follows, surrounds
Your Presence

Evidence of this
On Moses’ face
Descending from
The mountain
bearing the mark
Of your Holy Grace

It took a veil
to hide
This Perfume, Glory
That resides,
Surrounds each step
& at Your side

Today let us remove
The veil
Look fully on Your
Glory
Gaze
with deeper longing
Into this cloud

Of your perfume
Sweet scent of
Your Very Self
As we achingly await
To pass through
heaven’s gates
Enveloped by
Your love,
& alive again
in your embrace.

Obedience

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Obedience

Loving Savior
On a throne
Promising me
A forever home
With you

At the end of time
When I see your return
Of obedience by then
For me to learn
will be too late

On that fateful night
Hours before your death
You intertwined within
Your last breath
Love and obedience

For my sake
You stated if I love you
I would obey you
This was done always
To recreate, make me anew

A sign of my love
until Time’s end will be
To follow and obey
You and your Father’s
Words if a final victory
I desire to see

At that last hour
Before your Holy Throne
I will be granted
A new heaven and earth
Eternity will be shown

In a new life, new world
With no pain
But only through
My love for you
And with obedience
May I obtain
The glorious experience
of a walk within your Beauty
forever

The Trickle Down Effect

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The Trickle-Down Effect

Life it seems
Does not flow
From Down
Not of the ground
Life’s love flows from
Up above

It is the
Trickle Down Effect
Giving, leaving us
With no reason to regret
Following its
Lovely siren call

God speaks, I listen
Trying to articulate
A few certain words
An effort to follow
His greatest Passion
For His voice to sweetly
And simply be heard

The deceiver may come
Try To intrude
But let me most assuredly say
Satan’s voice with
Love for man
Is never imbued

So, if from Heaven’s
Throne
You hear you name called
Or perhaps whispered,
Listen close with both ears
His voice will always save
From many of life’s falls