Once When Emmanuel Came

Once when darkness hovered deepThe Godhead planned our souls to keep True Light shone bright and did not sleep Until all that exists He created Once when He promised Abraham Then provided the sacrificial ram To foreshadow the coming atonement Lamb God prospered his many kindred Once His kingdom under David rose Then later evil…

Wisdom and Might

 “To God belong wisdom and power; counsel and understanding are his. What he tears down cannot be rebuilt; those he imprisons cannot be released.” Job 12:13–14 NIV. If you lack skills or great knowledgeAnd ponder ivy league collegeThough there you could gain frail insightTo God belong wisdom and might If peace evades your tortured soulMake haste and do not…

Me of Little Faith

Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?” Matthew 14:31 NIV Sometimes I doubt God will answer. As I desire, as I require. I dictate methods instead of outcomes. Thinking I know what is best. Revealing my little faith in His goodness. Sometimes I…

Light and Momentary Troubles

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 2 Corinthians 4:16-17 (NIV) Brokenness and torment aboundOnly in faith is wholeness foundMy sweetest friend knows how I feelO my…

Survival of the Silent

Her head so high, not quite in vain, The truth inside, a bit arcane. She hides it tight to cloak the pain; The price of peace becomes a strain. The sin has left behind a stain, The scar, the mark—her life, her bane. To drag along this weighted chain She builds to fall and grow…

Truth Illuminates

But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God. John 3:21 NIV Truth shines a brilliant LightAll that is within revealingSecrets hidden morph to lieBut succumb to God’s healing All that is within revealingHurt and anger…

Breathe Deep

And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” John 20:22 NIV Jesus breathed His last upon the cross. So the scriptures say. But it wasn’t the last He’d breathe again in three days’ time and for eternity. Alive forever! He then breathed His Holy Spirit…

Breathing Faith

Sacred romance embrace my heart. Desire ignite the flame. No fear of being hurt. A love affair, silent and bare. Inhale to stand alive. I run to play with fire. Untamed, so wild, the danger tempts, I come to You oh Lord. Embrace my spirit, I’ll taste the life You died to give.  I will…

Outside Time

If I could live outside of timeLike God does To know what was, what is,And most importantly,What is to come Perhaps I wouldWorry lessLaugh morePersevere effortlesslyHope absolutelyPray without ceasing And yet here I standBound by timeWatching minute by minuteNot knowing what’s nextUnsure of tomorrow or next year Jesus existed in timelessnessHe is the Alpha and…

Standing in Jesus

I will persevereAnd face every fearJesusHope becomes quite dearBecause You are nearWith usIn hate came the spearYet You shed a tearFor us Hope I will maintainDespite chronic painDear LordAffliction and strainOn this body rainLove pouredThough You once were slainYou will always reignAdored To You I hold fastYour mercy so vastMy RockWhen mired in my pastIn…