Hope you can curl up by some still water and enjoy a bit of special poetry today...
We are happy to welcome Dana Cook, our friend and member of Marjorie's Thursday Bible study class, to share some of her poetry. May it bless you as it has those in our group...
The layers of the beauty of the sky
All form together to make one beautiful thing.
That as far as the world can see, shines gloriously.
But I know its true meaning,
The beauty that lies within,
The filament of My masterpiece making the world right again.
The efforts that you make, spurned on by My beckoning,
Create a chasm fortress that I (God) can clearly see,
Buttressed in My love one cannot help but see it’s glistening.
Here’s the way to see and gain understanding:
In all your ways acknowledge Me and I will lend an ear,
Leaning in to whisper that “I love you and hold you dear.”
Repeated confirmation that you realize its Me in your life
Strengthens and releases inside the one I created you to be.
And then you will see the person of beauty that you never knew was a possibility.
Beauty comes from the inside: its grace, love, and peace.
The fire kindled of the Holy Spirit,
Refined and cloaked in strength.
(c) 2017 Dana Cook
Synchrony of time and the Majesty of Grace
(Jesus) are always at work.
The fluidity of hope the Holy Spirit pours over your life
Presents the One Who resides in you.
Stringed instruments play the sweet melody
To honor and give glory to Christ our King.
Nature knowing the voice of God,
“This is My Son in whom I am well pleased.
”Fear not the sound of wonder, believers in the Lord,
Announcing the return of the Redeemer
Who comes to gather His own.
Forever bound in love, the faithful are renewed
Seeking Holy friendship that endures
Throughout the timeless realm - The Eternal home.
(c) 2017 Dana Cook
The Lord’s Prayer
"Our Father, Who art in heaven
Hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our debts/trespasses
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
Lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the kingdom,
and the power,
and the glory forever. Amen."
Dana's writings on The Lord’s Prayer ...
The Father of all
Present with you and me
At peace in His position of Lord of all
All honor and glory forever
Is love and power that covers us
Resides inside of us
Now to all who are weary and heavy ladened
God’s determination of joy for you and me
Be it unto us as You have spoken
Throughout all of Your creation.
As it is
Give us this day
Right now and all the day through because we trust You
Our daily bread
You, Lord are faithful in Your provisions and love