I Stand Here Transformed

 

I stand here
in front of the mirror
realizing I’m not the same person
that I used to be. Old habits, attitudes
once so binding, constricting,
like heavy shackles, have been loosed.
There is a lightness of spirit, a bounce in my
step that was not there before.
The woman
that stares back at me with tears flowing
down her cheeks once again receives
fresh revelation that
she is
a living trophy
of
Your
amazing
grace!

10/8/18

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Changes Of Heart

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Upon each tiny toe
upon each little finger
the tender, loving gaze
from her eyes did linger.

She wondered at this miracle
the Lord God did impart.
A holy reverence shrouded her
A great joy warmed her heart.

The years, they passed so swiftly
of watching baby grow.
Time moves with swift transition,
much faster than we know.

This Babe once held so lovingly
grew up to be a man,
In an instant of darkest history
He filled God’s eternal plan.

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She viewed His punctured feet
and surveyed the nail scarred hands.
A wrenching sorrow pierced her heart,
almost more than she could stand.

Sometimes the grief we bear is great
and we may wonder then.
Will the clouds abide forever?
Will the sun ever shine again?

Mary and others assembled in Jerusalem
fifty days after Jesus’s passion.
God was about to pour out His Spirit
in an awesome, most…

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Proud Star Of Bethlehem

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Proud star of Bethlehem by choice divine
bright emanating light to be a sign
to wise men in search of the King of the Jews.
Your brilliant radiance brought them news
as above you fulfilled your twinkling commission,
and led seeking Magi on their holy mission
right to the abode housing young Jesus boy.
Your light hovered o’er dwelling. The wise men felt joy
for now they had come to the exact place
where they worshipped the Christ child face to face,
due to the fact that from you, beams were hurled.
With pride you led men to the Light of the World.

12-6-18

The Dwarfing Star

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Ah, thou lesser lights that rule the night,
how many and manifold are thy purposes!
Let me recount some of thine accomplishments. On many
occasion you have provided a glorious backdrop with your
*******dazzling diamonds*******
for multitudes of young men dropping to their
knees to lovingly propose to the girls of their dreams. Preschool
and kindergarten teachers and students have thrilled to your
red,* green,* blue,* silver* and gold* foil likeness
adorning good
behavior charts. Many countries have used your stunning image to decorate
their flags, and without you, my country would have an
unspangled banner.  Brutal boxers delivering their winning punch
have caused their stunned opponents to see myriads of you.******             Without you, awestruck astronomers would only be able
to gaze at the moon in fixed fascination.
From point* to point,* thou hast provided the shining stuff of which the
constellations are made.  Colloquially speaking, if it weren’t for you, we could
not reach for the stars, have stars in our eyes, be every inch a star or
hitch our wagon to a star.
So many wonderful achievements you’ve made
in your life time, yet one star in its divine directive caused you to dwarf.
Blazing brilliantly in the night sky, that nameless star pointed the way
to the location where was born the most important Figure in history.
Wise men still seek the One who was illuminated by that
lone, lovely light <*>
so many years ago.

6/15/18

Stop And Smell The Snowflakes

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Stop and smell the snowflakes. What?

That’s not what I expected.

Yes, I know you wanted rosebuds,

yet beauty can still be detected.

 

If your spring suddenly turns to winter,

seek to find warmth in the cold.

Choose not to be a grumbly gut.

Make the best of what life does unfold.

 

Circumstances can sure throw some curve balls.

It’s easy to sulk or cast blame.

Determine to have a good attitude.

Keep your chin up, and stay in the game.

 

Home runs do not happen every day.

‘Tis a fact, please get used to it.

You can still decide to step up to the plate

and get yourself a hit.

 

10/5/18

 

 

Molido

suffering Savior

I am blessed to be able to listen in on high school Bible class along with our distance learners every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Brother Johnson has done a wonderful job teaching on the life of Christ, and recently he has been teaching on the events leading up to Jesus’ death. We were studying the trial of Jesus and the beating that He endured before the crucifixion. One of the Scriptures we read was Isaiah 53:5.

“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” 

One of the things Brother Johnson mentioned was the Hebrew word used for bruised in that passage has the connotation of being ground up or crushed. I have a Spanish-English Bible that I use, and I looked over and saw that the word used for bruised in Spanish is “molido”. I knew that this word meant ground, but I looked it up to see if there were any other meanings and found that it can also mean “crushed, milled or aching all over.” What an incredible glimpse and insight this gave me of Calvary! The presence of God came down in this class, and you could hear many of the students weeping and giving praise and thanks to God.

Another thought that entered my mind was where I have seen that word “molido” used. I thought of Hispanic markets where you can buy “carne molida”(femine form of the word), which is ground beef. Can you imagine God loving mankind so much that He was willing to come to earth to take on the form of flesh and endure a torturous death that would reduce Him to appear as a piece of bloody ground up meat? His love is amazing beyond words, and I am so thankful that He let me experience the awesome wonder of it afresh and anew once again!

Molido

Que amor! Mi Díos en carne fue reducido
a un cuerpo roto, completamente molido.
Más que cualquier hombre fue estropeado y maltratado.
Pagó el precio por mi pecado.
Su amor es asombroso y muy profundo.
Se extiende a todo el mundo.
Que nunca me olvide el sacrificio del Calvario
por la pena del pecado se convirtió en mi vicario.

12/13/18

 

Who Is Waiting On Who?

…Go shew yourselves unto the priests… Luke 17:14.

Who Is Waiting On Who

 

“Go and shew yourselves unto the priests.”

Perhaps these were words they expected the least.

Why didn’t Jesus say , “I pronounce you healed.”?

Could it be there was truth He wanted revealed?

These lepers were cleansed as to the priest they went.

Their obedience preceded the miracle that was sent.

Many times we can feel like we’re waiting on God.

Could He be waiting on you? Don’t think it odd

that faith on our part does require action

to see our prayer answered and have satisfaction.

What is it that God, of you would require?

Will you willingly obey that you might acquire

the thing for which your soul doth hath need?

Exercise your faith by performing the deed.

There is victory ahead, a miracle in the making

if your obedience is the first step you’re taking.

11/26/18

 

Luke 17:11-14  And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.

And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:

And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.

And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.