Ministry

"The beginning of this poem was given to me a number of years ago, and I couldn't seem to get finished. The tragic death of a neighbour brought it to completion.  God downloaded it in minutes and it was read at the funeral."  Carol E. Bryan

A CHILD LIKE ME

 

A child like me

was born you see,

I come from up above,

A child like me, was born you see

I am from my Father's love.

He breathed the breath of life in me-

He makes me who I am,

He loves me so and cares for me

and guides me with His hand.

No matter how short or tall I am

or where I tend to grow,

He showers His mercy upon me -

and through me His love should flow.

He wants us to know the care that He took

in forming our dust like frame.

He needs us to know that we are Spirit filled

and knows each and all by name.

He promises never to leave us

He wants us to live for Him-

He desires for us to willingly receive -THE TRUTH-

 

THE TRUTH- that allows us to believe!

When life seems too hard and the road is wide,

He will reach down offering His nail scarred hands,

It is for us to invite Him in

and say "yes Lord, help me to stand"

He knows our every weakness

He understands our pain,

He went through it all when He walked this earth

and He feels our sorrow and shame.

He has made a way on that wooden cross

that bridges the gap so wide-

The nail scarred hands and the blood that was shed

were promises of love, making a way to His side....

The enemy tries to deceive us and distract us from the light,

but the devil is a liar and knows only the darkness of the night.

Light overcomes the darkness and warmth leads to life.

Life blossoms- producing the gifts for God's children,

His blessings  are, our inherited right.

He will put a wall of fire around us

His angels He will dispatch -

Confidence in our Jesus

Defeats the enemy and , he is no match.

We need to know our Saviour,

We need to call on Him.

Our duty lies in telling others of His matchless grace-

Daily living will be fulfilling , when-

We look up to His smiling face.

Run into the arms of the Heavenly Father

and ask Him to hold you close, look into the face of the Father-

and see the Lord God of the Universe.

Look closer and see the big brother, Jesus

and know that His Spirit lives within us

and only He can direct and make sense of this life.

Knowing there is an eternity for all .

We are not forgotten!

He wants us to return to Him,

and claim our title as the "Children of the KING -------------

THE SECRET

I met God in the morning,

When the day was at its best,

And His presence came like sunrise

Like a glory within my breast.

 

All day long the presence lingered

All day long He stayed with me;

And we sailed in perfect calmness

O'er a very troubled sea.

 

Other ships were blown and battered,

Other ships were sore distressed;

But the winds that seemed to drive them

Brought to us a peace and rest.

 

Then I thought of other mornings,

With a keen remorse of mind,

When I too, had loosed the moorings,

With His presence left behind.

 

So I think I know the secret,

Learned from many a troubled way;

You must seek God in the morning

If you want Him through the day.

 - Ralph S. Cushman