Goodness in those eyes
kindness in his smile
little fingers wrap in mine
never want to let go
God is the maker
children such a gift
may actions always match
the love I feel inside
I am always disturbed when I hear of children who are cast-offs. Our world has grown careless with its real treasures. We would never throw away gold, but these little ones are much more precious than any gem.
I am grateful that there are those in the world who have hearts willing to pour their love into a heart and rekindle precious smiles.
“He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them.
And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.
“If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.'”
seems so real
can’t see clearly
thought can delude
take new form
mirror taken away
I see truth
freed to be
The search to “find oneself” is an ongoing quest. Looking in the mirror doesn’t always help.
Maybe because it’s a distorted image of who we really are.
Don’t cease the search, but remember the Master knows (and sees) the real you.
The unveiling will occur one day and we will behold not only self but Truth with no obstructions.
“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
“Now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.”
1 Corinthians 13:12
a portal of tomorrow
I see horizon’s line
an outline of such beauty
hope’s dreams are there defined
I want to rush forward
am petrified by my past
What if I’m unwelcome?
my failures permanent cast
In Heaven there’s a future
I can never “measure up”
the price paid by another
he drank of sin’s dark cup
I must move alongside
eyes closed like a child
Eternity reaches for me
I get closer all the while
rushing forward, stumbling
I gulp the joyful air
open arms for my Savior
hold fast I’m almost there
Door to Heaven by Clare
We all wonder what our tomorrow’s will be. We also can fear that we won’t meet up to the expectations of Heaven. Faith is closing our eyes and trusting that our feet will meet solid ground with each new step. Easy? No! Possible? YES!!!
“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”
“Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.”
“For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.”
1 Corinthians 13:12
A hand offered in silence
a smile to soothe the days
eyes light hope’s tomorrows
cast warm summer rays
you choose to accept another
to greet with friendly smile
burdens often we carry
lighter for two over miles
lean forward into fellowship
melt frost on coldest days
sun breaks the mourning
for God’s gift you can never pay
I am daily graced by the kindness of others. The gesture need not be a grand one but just in a simple act, a smile, a word kindly spoken. The difference can have a profound effect on a person’s day. Try it!
“Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart.:
“Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.”
a fork in the road
threw indecision my way
left or right
a price to pay
one path almost spoke
come here and walk
you’ll never regret
the pleasures Ive wrought
the other was narrow
with pebbles and leaves
golden light flickered
warming the trees
I reached out my gaze
took my first step
years that was now
many pilgrims Ive met
heaven’s gate is beyond
to a world free of strife
I owe it all to that path
it gave me new life
The “gate” in the Bible is mentioned like the fork in the road. There is a broad gate to destruction people are distracted by stuff, pleasure, and gain but the end result is eternal pain. There are trials, stumbling, disappointment when you walk through narrow gate but at the end is rejoicing where Jesus awaits.
“Make every effort to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able. After the master of the house gets up and shuts the door, you will stand outside knocking and saying, ‘Lord, open the door for us.’
But he will reply, ‘I do not know where you are from.’
Luke 13:24 & 25
Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the way that leads to life, and only a few find it.
Matthew 17: 13 & 14
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
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Breathe fresh air
sun rises on warm spring day
refreshed in hope
I looked in a child’s eyes today
what I saw took my breath away
fantasy worlds the size of a dime
held in a hand that measured time
a smile that spread the horizon and more
sweet filled goodness a spirit that soared
I looked in the heart of a child today
nothing too precious at his feet to lay
Yesterday we had a yard sale and one of the family’s that came by had a boy 6 and a girl 8. The little boy had big round glasses that made his eyes looked like globes full of wonder. The Lord saw children as precious with an ability to see Heaven. I’ve often why we need to see Heaven and God as children maybe it is because children are guileless. They would see Heaven for its beauty rather than for what “they can get” from God. I never want to stop marveling at a golden sunsets, giggle when I see squirrels chase each other up and down oak trees, or tease the waves with my toes.
“At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked,”Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And He said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”
Matthew 18:2 & 3
“Therefor, whoever takes the lowliest position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”
“Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”