Saturday, 17 December 2016

A Mosaic of Grace

Do not dread
the broken heart,
the broken dreams
for Christ is close 
to those 
with broken seams

Emmanuel mends us 
By His mercy, God weaves
our broken shells
and by His touch,
abundance swells  
like seeds, 
that once were scattered 
on the ground
God’s own blood poured down,
was splattered on the ground
to show how much we matter

He suffered for us
to restore us, renew us,
redeem us, transform us

Pour your tears 
in the palms 
of His nail-scarred hands
for Jesus, wept
He understands 

Share in His suffering 
and know
the power of His love 
and His life
that flows 
through our broken shards
God makes art
‘A Mosaic of Grace’
it is called
---
December 17, 2016

Captivating Beauty

Captivating beauty,
Deep mystery to be explored -
This is the essence of Eve's daughters,
Reflective of the Lord

The crown of God's creation,
Her desire is to be sought
She is desperately needed;
For intimacy, she was wrought

The Garden was her homeland
A place of glory and of rest
Now she strives to find her way there
To life abundant and God-blessed

Unveil your heart, Beloved
And shimmer with all your power
For our Creator delights in you
This is your finest hour
---
April 17, 2005
Inspired by the book Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman's Soul (by Stasi and John Eldredge)

Thursday, 15 December 2016

With Praises Resound

Through a broken vessel, 
The light of the Lord, 
In the darkness, shines-
The knowledge of God’s glory 
In the face of Jesus Christ
He is our light and salvation
We have nothing to fear
For He has overcome
And He is here
God’s wonderful Son
Our counsellor, the Mighty God,
Everlasting Father,
Prince of Peace
His kingdom of righteousness 
Will never cease 
Christ is born to us, 
God’s gift is given
That we dwell with Him
Freed from our burdens,
Forgiven 
Receive and believe,
Rejoice and be glad 
In the Lord of hosts
With praises resound
---
December 15, 2016
Inspired by: One For Israel's post



Monday, 12 December 2016

Embrace Emmanuel

As we journey along 
Life's laborious road
May we carry Your seed, 
The faith You’ve bestowed 
May it birth within us
An ever-increasing 
Love for Jesus, 
Emmanuel, The One born 
To save us from our sins 
May we sense His movement 
Stirring us within
To embrace Him, adore Him 
Kneel down before Him 
The beautiful One,
God's only Son 
Hold Him near; 
He is precious and dear 
Feel His heartbeat of peace 
God is with us; 
Emmanuel is here
---
December 11, 2016

Thursday, 8 December 2016

The Angels Rejoice

The stars sang, the angels rejoiced
When God voiced Light into being
And the universe was unfurled;
How much greater their praise
Must have been
When God's Son
Was born in this world;
The shepherds trembled in fear
When a host of angels appeared
Praising God in Heaven above,
Proclaiming peace to mankind,
Goodness to all God so loves,
Good news that the humble receive
Who know they have nothing
To offer but praise
For the gift of God;
There in the manger, He lays,
Jesus, our Saviour, Emmanuel,
God in the flesh,
Who came here to dwell
Not only upon the dark, dirty earth
But in our hearts as well;
When we receive Christ
And He enters in
All Heaven rejoices,
"Glory to God.
Glory," they sing
---
December 8, 2016
Inspired by: https://briarcroft.wordpress.com/2016/12/08/preparing-the-heart-the-first-song/

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Our Coming King (Zechariah 9:9-17)

Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion!
For your king comes to you. Behold,
He is righteous and victorious
Yet he humbly rides a donkey's foal

He will proclaim peace to the nations
His rule will extend from sea to sea
Because of the blood of His covenant;
He will set the captives free

The LORD will surely appear swiftly
The Sovereign LORD will sound the alarm
He will march out and shield His people
They will not come to harm

The LORD their God will save His own
Like a shepherd saves his sheep
They'll shine like precious stones
How beautiful they will be
---
December 3, 2016