Sunday, November 23, 2014

Light Up the Clouds


I watched the sun rise into clouds,
Thinking its light would dim.
Instead the clouds began to glow
From rim to golden rim.
 
We too can be just like that sun,
Rising to face each day.
When darkness lies across our path
Our light can still hold sway.
 
We can refuse to give the dark
The chance to hide our light,
Instead we can light up the clouds
And make our whole world bright.
 
Luke 8:16
No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Such is His Love


I used to think that all my sin
Might turn His heart from me,
But, when He died and rose again,
He proved that could not be.
 
I was afraid that all I’d done
Would cause Him so much shame
That He would turn away from me
And never speak my name.
 
Instead, He sought me in my sin
And spoke to me of Grace.
He said He would not give me up
Or turn from me His face.
 
In fact, He made it clear to me,
No matter where I run,
He’ll find me and He’ll love me still,
Despite all I have done.
 
So I am now convinced of this,
There’s no place I might be,
That God won’t find me, when I call.
Such is His love for me.
 
Romans 8:38-39  
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Still Water and Peace


After the flurry of the day
When I, at last, was still,
I felt Your peace within me, Lord.
I feel it linger still.
 
Within my mind I find that place
Where silent waters flow,
And, when I need to see Your face,
That is the place I go.
 
My world is filled with busy days,
That make me long for peace.
And, when I’m with You on that shore,
I find, at last, release.
 
So I will meet You every day
In my mind, by the lake,
And all the peace You offer me,
Lord, I will gladly take.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Weary


I’m tired and weary,
But all will be well
If I can just sit here
And rest for a spell.
 
I’ve travelled so far, Lord,
With farther to go,
But I know I’ll get there,
Though I’m moving slow.
 
So, Lord give me shelter
From the wind and rain,
Then help me to get up
And fly once again.
 
Matthew 11:28
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

My Injured Heart


I watch her sleep, hear her small cries.
I’m grateful she is here.
She is my comfort when I stress,
My joy filled dose of cheer.
It may not seem like much to you,
But she’s the world to me.
And when she hurts, like she does now,
It breaks my heart to see.
 
But I have faith that she and I
Will come through this just fine.
I’ll take care of her, heal her pains
And she’ll take care of mine.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Not So Alone


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

I wanted, in my weariness,
To cry out, “I’m alone!
There is no one to see or care
If should weep or moan.”
But lonely doesn’t hug me tight
Or help me when I fall.
It never stops to cheer me up
When I am down and call.
Loneliness never had my back
Or brought food when I’m sick
It never helped me find the light
When the dark grew too thick.
While lonely never helps me out
There are many who do.
I guess I’m not quite as alone
As I feel when I’m blue.

Monday, November 17, 2014

I'd Not Forgotten


Did you think that I’d forgotten,
That I might miss this praise?
Well, so did I because it’s been
Just one of those mad days.
 
But here I am, with verse in hand,
To Thank God for His Grace
Without which I’d not have had this
Verse settled into place.
 
But God watched over me today,
He helped me to get through
All of the muddles of the day
That I’d gotten into.
 
So I could not miss out today
On lifting up my praise.
They seem to mean much more to me
On crazy, chaos days!