Morning Prayer - A Beautiful Day! Come Lord Jesus Let’s have a beautiful day! Keep my eyes focused up Toward your ever flowing cup Of Your Purest Joy & Love Thank you for letting me look above Toward your beaming, smiling Face Unending Overwhelming Mercy & Grace Of this, I desperately need A very large spoonful’s taste! Help me stay focused off The chaotic darkness below Our wars, pain & greed Allowing me to clearly perceive Your Radiant Perfection’s Glow A different way & place to live Is what you always wished to give Eternity’s paradise, those opened gates To a much better place And the overwhelming beauty Found only on your Holy Face!
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
Knee Deep There you are Knee deep in those waters Where most sense danger And then run & scatter Yet you have wandered outward Seemingly without a care All around you life’s flows never cease But do not be so foolish As to let all your follies increase Beware those seemingly Placid waters for now Do not upward rise quickly & underneath them drag you down God still cries, holds out arms To bring you home Back onto a safer ground Wishes for you to cease to roam No longer within his voice’s sound Or out of his love’s caresses Leave those roaring depths of satan’s dangers All those lurid temptations hold nothing but the cunning voice of a stranger Yield to Christ’s love flowing freely In His bright blood on a cross Step out of those cold dark powers That carry only the pain of sin’s deepest loss
Light is meant to shine White Light against the darkness Hope against despair This world certainly carries a Heart wrenching load Of troubles and cares But us, We Christians, Are meant to shine as lights Of God’s Joy and Holy Might Meant to carry His Love Sent from heavenly abodes above So if you carry Christ’s name Remember diligently His fame Speaks of His grace, mercy And His death’s sacrifice Which brought down to all mankind All of heaven’s glorious light We are meant to carry into A darkened world’s despairing Terror and fright!
Twisted Beauty Long and lithe Luxurious In your sensuality Yet some would only see A twisted beauty Gnarled, darkened in spots Your limbs still dance at Water’s edge Yet still of a life to tell Do you quietly beg Even though not nearly as bright as those rainbow’s lights Cascading upon a watery top Once you were the same As any other Green, alive, strong For those days perchance do you still reminisce & long? But I say with all sincerity I find your beauty refreshing Entrancing It reminds us that life is life No matter its age Or regardless of the stage Within which it is found God’s love & care perhaps May yet best be seen or found Enwrapped around those Who all their long life Have best fulfilled the purposes of His grace, beauty & His light!
I could not resist this shot of the contrast between the brilliant light of the day’s sun on the dark surface of the river’s water. Have a blessed day!
A Study In Contrasts Would we know Happy without sad The good without the bad Light without the dark Or hot without the cold Or even God if we had Not eternal souls? I do not think I have The answer for such things Or can even begin to truly understand Only our God holds in His gentle hands The reason behind all such things intended in His eternity’s great plans.