Friday, August 28, 2015

Vast and Wondrous

In the beginning there was God,
Then He brought life to all.
And still today His handiwork
Answers His every call.
The earth is rich in all the life
Formed by His loving hand.
The heavens sweep beyond our dreams
And move at His command.
How vast and varied are the works
He has shaped in His name.
How much more wondrous is the Love
That each of us may claim.
Genesis 2:1
Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array.

The third and last photo from LT and her trip to Africa. Again, thank you, L, for letting me use these amazing photos.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Clouds and Questions

I see them hover in the sky
Above the mountain’s face.
They never seem to settle in,
Drifting from place to place.
I find myself wondering thus,
What moves them here and there,
Other than currents in the wind,
Heated or cooling air.
The science part, I understand.
It all makes sense to me,
But, that it’s not the whole answer,
Is very clear to see.
For nothing started in a void.
Somewhere it all began,
And nothing carries on this well
Without a master plan.
So, while you look at all the clouds
And see impending rain,
I look at them in perfect awe
For all I can’t explain.
Romans 1:20
For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

That Peaceful Moment

Thank You for that little peace,
The moment in the day
When all the world grew still and sweet,
And trouble slipped away.
Like the rose, impatient in bloom,
That opens in the sun,
Then settles into peaceful joy,
When that labor is done.
So was that moment, in the dusk,
When all the world grew still,
The instant when I felt both peace
And respite’s joyful thrill.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Fitting In

I know I don’t fit in as well
As I would like to fit,
But that’s not always a bad thing,
Now that I think of it.
Admittedly I’d like to fit
Within the crowd, not doubt,
But by not fitting in, I find,
I do more standing out.
So I will take the compliment
That I am a bit odd,
And count myself more truly blessed
To still fit in with God.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Colossians 2:8

Let me not stand in the ways of man
But in the way of The Word,
For mankind changes every day
And daily grows more absurd.
But Christ stands ever unchanging,
And that’s how I want to be.
So when the world looks in my heart,
It’s His heart that they will see.
I know that I am not there yet,
Nor do I even drawn near,
Yet, let me stand in shadowed lands
And live The Word without fear.
Colossians 2:8 See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.

Another Thank you to LT for this perfect Black and White photo!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

The Bridge

You are the Bridge that leads me home,
You are the Bridge to life.
You are the Bridge to peace amidst
A world of pain and strife.

You are the Bridge away from sin,
The Bridger to a new start.
You are the Bridge to Heaven’s throne
And to Our Father’s heart!

Oh, Savior, please lead me across. 

This photo is a blessing from LT, taken on her trip to South Africa. Thank You SO MUCH for this and the other photos I hope to be sharing soon! 

Saturday, August 22, 2015

On The Lookout

I’m always watching for the chance
To rise and shine for Him,
To turn a dark and weary time
Into something less grim.

A chance to bring a smile back to
A face still washed with tears,
Or hold a trembling hand until
It lets go of its fears.

I know I miss too many things,
But now and then I’m there,
Right at the moment when I need

To show someone I care.