Thursday, May 26, 2016

For The Blessings


For holding me safe in Your hand
For helping me to understand
For the new lessons You have planned
For all these things, Oh Lord I pray.
 
For ups that follow all the downs
For all the laughter and the frowns
For fallen lives turned into crowns
For all these things, Oh Lord, I pray.
 
The Grace that saved the world from sin
Then rose up from the grave again
The savior of the world of men
Oh Lord, I thank You and Amen!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Hole in My Heart


There’s a hole in my heart tonight
That I can’t seem to fill,
And I can’t find what once was there.
I’d bet I never will.
 
They say with age the mind may go,
But speak not of the heart,
For there is no repairing it
Once it’s been torn apart.
 
Yet as the days and years go by
And I lose those I love,
I wish I could call back to me
Those whom God’s called above.
 
But little bit by little bit
I’ll bid my heart adieu
Until I find the missing parts
In heaven, Lord, with you.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

On Wings Like Eagles


I watched it soaring through the sky,
Pure majesty in flight,
With every feather burnished by
The morning’s vibrant light.
 
I know that I am bound to earth
A stranger to the sky,
But my heart still leaps up with joy
To see it passing by.  
 
For I have placed my hope of life
On my Lord’s promising,
That I will rise myself, someday,
On wings, untiring.

Isaiah 40:31
but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Monday, May 23, 2016

A Gallery Visit

One of my friends hosts a blog of photography and praise. She has just opened a new page on the blog called The Bible. She takes one verse from each book of the Bible and pairs it with one of her favorite photographs. She said she'll probably change up the verses and photos now and then, but it really is quite impressive and delightful!! Go check it out!! Then check out the rest of the blog!!

http://www.agalleryvisit.com/bible.html

A Cooper Moon


The sky was burnished copper where
It ringed the rising moon
And both were set in darkness for
Midnight was coming soon.
 
I’ve seen the moon a thousand times,
But never quite that way
And, while some might think it eerie,
It took my breath away.

It left me pondering again,
How mighty is the hand
That offers such amazing sights
Merely at His command.
 
How grand the artistry of Him
Who fills the sky with light,
Whether it be the sun by day
Or misty moon at night.

Psalm 111:2
Great are the works of the Lord; they are pondered by all who delight in them.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Around the Bend


I don’t know what’s around the bend.
Sometimes that frightens me,
But then I hear Your loving voice
Speaking comfortingly.
 
You tell me that the road may run
Through valleys grim and cold
And, though I might be terrified,
You’ll help me to be bold.
 
You tell me that the mountain’s peak
Will be mine to traverse,
But You will help me to be strong
When bad turns into worse.
 
You tell me that not every bend
Will bring me tears and pain,
But both will lie along the path
Every now and again.
 
I hear Your voice promising me
There will be great joy, too.
A joy that passes all I’ve known,
A joy that’s born in You.
 
I’m still a little nervous, Lord,
Of what lies round that bend,
But I will walk out with the faith
That You are my trail’s end.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

A Day of Rest


I thank You for this day of rest,
Rest that I well needed.
My body had cried out for sleep,
But that cry went unheeded
Until I had no choice but hear
Or fall in exhaustion.
And so, Lord, my thanks for this day
Of getting nothing done.