Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Should This Be My Last

Should this be my last on earth
My heart wants you to know,
My love for you will still go on
As sure as God's rainbow.

I know I caused you heartache,
For that I've grieved for years,
But we cannot erase the past
And mercy's dried the tears.

You are the fruit this vine's produced...
My children, still my own...
With pride and wonder as I've watched
You've blossomed as you've grown.

Your children now have blessed me
And filled my cup with joy,
With love and laughter, pride and awe,
That no one can destroy.

I'm blessed to have this legacy,
A gift from God's own heart,
You and your children from His hand...
Such lovely works of art.

Whatever worlds you conquer
I'll have a part as well,
For lives leave endless ripples
As waves recede and swell.

Should this be my last on earth
I have just one request,
That you would know the love of God,
This One who loves you best.

May your lives be a blessing,
A gift from Him to earth,
May you fulfill His purposes
And know your own self-worth.

And should this be my last on earth
We have this consolation,
If you know Jesus as your Lord,
We'll meet in celebration.

Ephesians 3:17-19

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Apologies Again!

I am not sure why Blogger continues to send some of my posts from my Kathryn's Perspective blog here, but I am thinking it may be because whenever anyone posts to Christian Poet's Pen, it resets my settings to make this the prominent blog, and therefore, my next entertainment posts goes here instead of to my Arts & Entertainment Blog! I am so sorry I keep spamming this blog. It is completely unintentional, I assure you! I will TRY to be more aware to check and see if my setting have changed. Thanks for putting up with me!

Lord of the Seas

Though the tempter tries to turn the seas
A captain oversees and hears our pleas.
Though the devil dares to raise the waves
A Savior paves a path and calms our way.

Though one tries to overturn this ship
The Lord is quick to steady and equip.
Though the liar lives to slay believers
The Word: a weaver’s net is His retriever.

By tsv

Isaiah 59:1 Surely the arm of the LORD is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear.

2 Timothy 3: 16,17 “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.”

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Early Tolls

Lord, this one was far too young
To leave this world so soon.
So many dreams and hopes we hung
Now all seem dashed and strewn.
God of Comfort, heal this hole
When early death bells toll.

Lord, this life was far from full,
How could it now be finished?
From thankful then to bitter pulled
From blessed to diminished.
God of Healing, make us whole
When early death bells toll.

Lord, this soul was of your making
The days ordained, the years forsaken.
The birthday and the day of taking
All in providence, none mistaken.
God of Peace, embrace this soul
When early death bells toll.

Lord, the early bells ring loud.
They draw confused and doubting crowds.
How through hearts could God have ploughed
And left our lives in shredded shrouds?
God of Mercy, mend the fold
When early death bells toll.

Lord, your Spirit helped me see
The early bells are gifts for these.
They enter into perfect peace
And find resplendent rest and ease.
God of Sovereign love bestows
Strength to bear the early tolls.

By Tom Valles

Isaiah 57: 1, 2 “The righteous man perishes, and no man takes it to heart; and devout men are taken away, while no one understands. For the righteous man is taken away from evil, He enters into peace; they rest in their beds, each one who walked in his upright way.”