Monday, May 18, 2015

The Breaking of the Dam

It was such a little leak

Trickle of gossip
Ripple of lies
Wily whispers
Truth compromised

 Just a few words out of place
Isn't that why we have grace?

Flood of pride
Sly and snide
River of strife
Destroying life

A wicked wall of wordy waves
Wounding souls and digging graves

Hearts hardened
In unbelief
Prayers hindered
The Spirit grieved

Every single time we speak
We choose to build or to make weak


James 3:5
Even so the tongue is a little member, and  boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!

Ps. 19:14
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation if my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Love's Wardrobe

When giving direction...

You dressed in garments clean and bright
The Sinless Son, the Heavenly Light
"Follow me!" You lead the way
 Teaching truth and why to pray

When offering comfort...

Your sandals strode across the waves
The wind and seas obeyed as slaves
"Peace, be still!" was Your command
 Faith accepts what God hath planned

When starting a friendship...

You girded your robe to kneel on the floor
Washing my feet--a Servant's sad chore
 This gentle touch, this loving care
All of life's burdens with You can be shared

When providing healing...

You wore a crown of thorns and died
A spear thrust through to wound Your side
What Perfect Love--So pure and sweet
Truly found in You--complete!


Love always dresses in work clothes
And knows not that it is a sacrifice
 For the joy that is set before suffices

Heb. 12:2
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.