Tears

Tears

Many tears
Upon the earth do fall
Many voices raise
Laments, they call

God hears each word
Each whispered thought
Within His own heart’s walls
Are they forever caught

Does He do the same
For all our tears
As they release
All our pain, our fears

Does He gather
Each tear as it drops
Into His loving hands
Do they make their final stop?

Does He perhaps return
All tears back to His earth
From whence they came
So they new life may seek to reclaim
To water the plants 
For our souls do the same
If so,
it only goes to remarkably show
That even tears can make things grow!!

In My Ears The Lions Roar

In My Ears The Lions Roar

In my ears
The lions roar
Around us 
Every moment,
Every hour
Trying over us 
To exert
Their destroying power

One lion roars 
Then another
Loud, strong 
Around us pacing
Hot breath in our face
Watching, waiting

Until a gentle whisper
Taps upon your shoulder
Soft at first
Then growing bolder
Its blazing light
Reveals Christ's 
Full glory, Power, 
Controlling might

As soon as they sense
This Almighty Prince
That very second
One last defiant roar emitting
They cringe
They cower
In their lower station more befitting

So do not give in
To floods of tears
Those overwhelming fears
Over everything Christ wins
His armies He will send

To bring to you
A restful peace
As in His loving embrace
He will settle His sheep,
That Lions' Master,
In a restful, safer pasture!

Original Creation

Original Creation

Created in the image
Of the only One
Not any human being
Stamped with God's likeness
His very form
Down deep into your core

That was the original purpose
For us
To walk, talk, be
Like the Holy One of Israel

But instead,
We turned toward
Our own fleshly shells
Following selfish desires
Turned against those
Lofty golden spires
Of His heaven

So now today He fights
To win us back
From our own evil, selfish ways 
Of which
there seems to be no
unending lack

So in the Now of
Your Today
Turn,
Return
To following that love's song
That original romance
With your God that was intended
(He will not be offended)
And while you still have a chance
Join in His Eternal, Universal Dance!

For All Believers

For All Believers

If you say you believe
In that sacrificed Savior
Guardian over our behavior
Then never speak His Name
In public
Will you not be subject
To a more severe form
of God's Judgement?
I believe we will

A Great Commission
Instructed each believer 
To instill
In all of a lost world
God's instructions
Guides to inclusion 
Or exclusion 
From His Eternal Paradise

We will be like that watchman 
On the wall
Hearing in our hearts God's call
Yet not warning others of the dangers
Not doing the watchman's job
Failing will bring to us both a great cost
To all will be the extreme loss
Of an eternal foreverness
In God's Loving Presence
As the prophet Ezekiel wrote
'Their blood will be on our heads'

Ezekiel 33: 6, 8 But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet to warn the people and the sword comes and takes someone’s life, that person’s life will be taken because of their sin, but I will hold the watchman accountable for their blood. …….8 you do not speak out to dissuade them from their ways, that wicked person will die for their sin, and I will hold you accountable for their blood.

For Too Long

For Too Long

For too long God’s family
His church
Has sat silent
On too many subjects
Is this not a form of neglect?

All those eyes every day
You will look into
Faces you will peruse
Each and every one
Is the face of a someone
Ending up 
In one of only two places

Do we not care
As we return their stares
If it’s an eternal Paradise
Or a hell brought about
Within some demon’s sick device

We are meant to be
His hands, his feet
So get out there
Make known his fame
Carry his name
And help save Christ’s world
This glowing, rotating
Large green pearl
So all may see his light
And a Holy Spirit’s flame re-ignite!

Faith

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Faith

My faith is all I have
To carry me
To the other side
Before I leave
Before I die

Large, monstrous
That great gift
Given so we may sift
Thru all life’s pains
Knowing, at times,
It will cause major rifts
Between us

But even God Himself said
As He walked, talked
And eventually bled
I come not to bring peace
But a sword
A man’s enemies 
Will be his own family

So do not be discouraged
If in your own life
These words come true
For I have seen & known
Never will He leave you
Never will He forsake you
God forever His promises will keep
Even as you slumber
Even as you sleep!