Thursday, December 23, 2010

Rainbow Before the Storm

Today, I saw a rainbow in the sky
I couldn't help but wonder “why”?
Why a rainbow before the storm?
This definitely wasn't the norm.

I pondered over this question
and this was my impression.
God was reminding me, “Don't fear
for I will always be near.”

God is present every day of my life
even before there is any sign of strife.
When clouds appear, I know He's there.
During the storm, He listens to my prayer.

Storms thundered as they came tonight,
Chasing away the final glimmer of light.
During the dark the Son is my consolation
He's the source of my life's transformation.

So remember to look at God's rainbow
and realize that He is not your foe.
Allow Him to comfort and soothe you
as the trials of life He leads you through.

Judy Wood

Saturday, December 18, 2010

A Gift To All Mankind

An act of condescension,
An act of love and grace,
When deity became a man
To save this human race.

The two in one, both God and man,
Mistreated and abused,
And oft misunderstood by those
Who stood by and accused.

He laid aside His glory
In order to reach man,
To implement the Father's will,
To put in place His plan.

Indeed a gift to all mankind
Modeling a life of love,
Dependence on the Father,
Direction from above.

And so we walk the path prepared
Thus following His steps,
And wise the man who understands,
Dependence then accepts.

Alone we can do nothing,
Alone we try and fail,
But only as we do God's will
Will truth and love prevail.

The Incarnation demonstrates
Dependence in all things,
For Jesus truly understood
All from the Father springs.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Poem: My Soul Now Sings

My invisible scars
are plain for anyone to see,
as I blindly journey on...
This path of Christianity.

Wanting deliberate faith
ready on my tongue,
I received God's Salvation
when I was dumb and young.

Inflicted wounds to my soul
from a lack of understanding
have been healed by the Power
of Christ's personal anointing.

I am worth dying for
according to His Word;
The Lamb's wondrous sacrifice
had sin to Himself transferred.

Now my soul graciously sings
with overflowing joy!
For redemption has been granted
to this formerly, lost boy.

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Poem: Only Your Adoration

The essence of God is within,
looking to spring forth in your life.
You have been greatly blessed,
but may be unable to recognize it.
Learn to die to selfish desire
and enable His Spirit to be activated.
All that God requests is your adoration.
Giving praise and singing hymns to Yaweh
means He has captured your heart -
Therefore, your love for Him is... Genuine.

From my book "Reaching Towards His Unbounded Glory"