Lost & Found

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Lost & Found

The Lost, afloat

No anchor for

Their boat

Drifting

 

In the dark

Searching, searching

Only a small light

Gives any sight

Within the heart

 

Only an empty

Darkened sea

Carries the small boat

Without hope

For land’s safety

 

But, oh, the found

Never do they run aground

In trouble

Son’s light shines

To light their skies

Eternally overhead

 

Guided in Hope,

Love, Faith

They enter celestial gates

In Triumph!

 

Paradise beckons

Perfect Father awaits

Take the next steps

To make sure you sail

your boat through

God’s Golden, Celestial Gates!!

Rainbows, At Last!

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Rainbows

Rainbows, bright

This light, enwreathed

Around your head,

So thick,

upon your face

Sometimes only with

Difficulty can I trace

The smile of your lips

 

This great gift

You give

This life,

Our existence,

The breathing

In and out

Of You

 

A Spirit so ancient

So Holy

Wishes to dwell

Within your heart

This explosion

Of joy!

Giving to each &

all a complete, Fresh Start

to Life

 

Receive Him in

let Him retell your story

Do not reject

God’s living, eternal Glory!

 

At Last!

Swept up

As You pass

In a love

That will last

Beyond the

Moon’s light

 

Orphaned,

Cold, alone

In darkness I sat

Then You smiled

On a lost child

 

Found at last

Taken into

Your forever home

Where only

Eternal love is shown,

 

Radiating

Off your face

I run, in haste

Why do not all people

Literally chase

After You?

 

For the answer

To this

I have not the slightest

Clue

Why all men do not

Literally stumble,

Tumble over each other

To reach the bottom

Of your throne

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nowhere

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Nowhere

There is no place

That I can go

You do not show

Yourself

My Creator, Lord

and Master

There is no task for

Which You are not ready

With You all things

Are possible

Within the Crucible

Of Your Will

Going to the other

Side of the globe

Still You mightily show

Your face

Even up onto the moon’s

Surface and light

Still I cannot lose sight

Of Your power and Your might

Enthralled, I watch each,

Your acts of mercy, feats

of beauty, intelligence, grace

For not one single heart’s beat

exists outside Your Love!

Nobodies

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Nobodies

 

Christ,

Hanging on that cross

Did you know my name

Did you see from there

This my sometimes

lonely way?

 

Born alone

Into a freezing cold

I took my first breath

Orphans too have souls

 

Tossed about

In waves

Beyond my control

Landed at last

upon a very rocky shoal

 

bent but not

completely destroyed

created in, by the light

not just for an evil’s toy

I sat alone, waiting

existing within your might

 

A nobody,

One of the Least

of the least of

The Least

 

Rejected in a

World’s insanity

Why do we not love

These Our own,

Parts of ourselves

I too belonged here also

 

Yet as

You hung upon that cross

You turned your face

Upon my future

Offered me your grace

Yay, I’m saved!

 

 

Trumpets

 

Trumpets

Trumpets on a vine
Orange glory within green
Along a wooden fence line
Meant for all to see

Miniatures to be sure
In silence they are strung
Muted, without a cure
Simply for my eye’s joy
Have they all been hung

Imbued with intense color
Meant to capture our attention
Will we stop to hear their message
& its silent reminder not to shun?

Of a day in history’s future
Of a Lord returning in glory
Before He arrives to meet us
A trumpet’s loud call will sound
His story

Of majesty, purity, love
And judgement
All will bow, bend the knee
Every eye at last to see
This, His truest face of grace

I wonder,
Will these smaller trumpets
Be allowed at last to join
Their larger brother’s voice
To herald a new world
As all nature sings to rejoice

Golden Glow

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Golden Glow

Golden Glow
Unseen by man
Filtered through
Divinity’s hand

Surrounds your head
Your heart, your soul
Heaven’s kiss
Christ lived within this glow

Existed below
Took up our pain
Sadness, struggles with
nothing for himself to gain

Infamy, disgrace
surrounded your death
angels wondered if anything
for man was left

To save our spirits
From the ancient blight
Of separation from God
Had we lost all of heaven’s light?

But once again
Heaven’s Golden Glow
Raised your body
To thoroughly show

God’s complete power
To always save
Proving His love
Will always win
Denying satan his
Destructive ways!

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Golden Glow
Encircling, wreathing
Your head
Its garlands reaching
Deep within your heart
It vaults to embed

As you walked &
Talked
This holiness with
You went
Surrounding all aspects
Of your fleshly tent

Until the day
We placed you on a
Cross
Satan howled in triumph
Thinking Heaven had
Lost

Not our best day
We followed his
Darkened lead
Marked your back
Your head, hands, feet,
Made your body bleed

Until you drew your
Last breath, last sigh
You would take for
A short while
But only three days,
Did your mother cry

Then the power of
That Holy Golden Glow
Pulled you up out of a
Darkened Tomb
For all of earth, all time
To know, and your
Divine Kingship to show!

In the Middle

 

In the Middle

You came and put
Your throne
In the middle of my life
Inside the darkness, pain
& chaos, sorrow and the strife

Planted Yourself
Pushing, moving aside
All people, places, &
Things, showing how
To reject my old enemy’s lies

Circumstances are fluid
Ever changing in a world
So sadly lost
Cling to Christ, our Lord
He alone did pay the cost

Of your freedom from
Insanities of this world
Its cruelty, lies and sin
Another place awaits
A forever home you will win

In a book so rich in truth
A teacher once said
To live as foreigners, aliens
Never make a forever bed
On this face of this
Dissolving earth

God alone is your
True home
Mother, Father
Closer than a sister
Or any brother

All here is temporary
Pain is only for today
Cling to God
In your heart His love
Is meant to always
& eternally stay

With a roar & in great heat
Old ways, this earth
Will vanish, disappear
Making His forever love
Always & ever more clear

All new life,
Immortal, glorious,
Will spring forth
Resplendent on a
Newly recreated earth
Shining forth into an eternal,
Complete & total new rebirth!

Sad

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Sad

Love
Complete, perfect
Unblemished
Flies
Cavorts from
Above,
Heaven’s skies

Never absent
Always present
Waits, begs, cajoles
Bends to beg
Holds out hands
Waiting
For the return of
Man

Adoring
Always imploring
Return to Me!
Yet in darkness
Or ignorance
Ignoring the plea
Refusing to see

We reject
Turn the back
Upon the only true
Beauty
A universe has
To offer
Driving the nail
Into our own
Coffins

A few will
Come
Some will see
Bend the knee
Rejoice
At the voice
That leads
Them home

So do not
Miss
Refuse the
Kiss that
Awaits at the
End of this
Life
So full of strife

Accept the gift
Let it lift
You above this
Darkness below
He wants you
To come
To know
All the beauty he holds

Paradise, waiting
Take the pure
Unsurpassed Joy
Ecstasy, bliss
Make the choice
Follow Christ
Be glad
Maybe leave this
World a
Little less Sad.

Why Would You Not?

 

Why Would You Not?

Why would you not
Comes within my thoughts
Utopia is usually
What is sought
By most people

Even if unaware
Within themselves
Is it not the place
wherein we would all
Desire to dwell?

Perfect love, joy, peace
No more pain,
Death, stress,
Constant struggle,
Does Live within our reach

Keys to such a
Place divine,
that land
Are always present
for our taking
In an outstretched
Hand

A Holy Creator
Reaches down
From above
Needing nothing of us
Bending only thru
& in His love

Offering us Himself
Perfection’s Beauty,
Love, Glory, Light
Power beyond measure
Reaching out in
All His Might

Desiring once again to
Father His children’s
Journey
Yearning to turn
Our story
Toward His light

Fathering all, each
And every one
Will not leave out
The smallest, weakest
Daughter or son

So, reach out, take
the offered hand
Join in His journey
Never, ever for this
Will you once receive
a reprimand

Lovely face
Full of grace
unendingly
Flawless Father
May we gather
Beneath your wings

So, why would you not
Want to receive
all this God offers
In His eternal reprieve
From the mire & struggles
Upon this dusty earth