Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A Mother's Heart

My baby's born, oh what bliss!
Hold him close
Give him a kiss.
I know He's different.
Born of man and not -

All who see Him
All who see Him
See a King -
I see my baby boy.

I hold these thoughts inside.
I ponder what will be.
The Son of God, the Christ,
My - baby
How can these things be?

I believe, and I know
I am scared yet joy-ful.
Such a mix of fears and tears these are!

The words come back to me-
"Highly favored - the Lord is with thee."
My words echo in my mind
"May it be."

My pondering thoughts
Don't doubt His sovereignty
My motherly thoughts
have some anxiety.

Yet He's the Christ
My son.
When will these things be?
How will it happen?
So many questions.
I will bear with silence.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Another Mountain

Another mountain, stands before me.
Another hurdle blocks my way.
Where the future seemed so great-
Now rocks - have tumbled and quaked.

Where is God in this?
What is His plan? 
His way is perfect, this I know,
But my mind is mounting an attack- on my soul.

This mountain, it's different.
I want to reach the top.
I hear the voices of angels
of those who went before.

Why am I here?
What is His plan?
His way is perfect, this I know,
But now I'm vying for control.

The voice that shook the heavens.
The voice that shakes me now.
Is not the voice of an angry god
but the One who loves me so.

What is Your plan?
Where should I go?
What I do, belongs to You.
I hand it over now.

This mountain - not a roadblock
Just the way that I should take.
Sometimes the mountains 
Are His - amazing grace.

-Sometimes God brings us mountains in life where we thought a certain path had been. The mountains might seem as devastating as an avalanche. We might feel like it's not even worth it to get through it. The heavenly mountain might seem better, but in those thoughts where your fleshly mind is attacking your God-filled soul - listen to that voice that loves you. Surrender the way to Him. You will reach that heavenly mountain with the innumerable company of angels and those that you hold dear, but for now, work hard, remove the rocks from the path with God's help, and climb the mountain. His grace is taking you that way.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Have You ever Wondered Why

Have you ever wondered why
Beauty turns to ashes?
Have you ever wondered why
Some hopes and dreams are dashed?
The eternal God our Refuge
Has a plan - not surpassed.

Have you ever wondered why
Some will suffer frequent losses?
Have you ever wondered why
Others only gain?
On His everlasting arms we rest
All these questions they address.

Have you ever wondered why
Some are born it seems to die?
Have you ever wondered why
Some are destined for the sky?
The sting of death is lost -
When our eyes seek out the cross.

Let not your heart be troubled
When these questions flood your mind.
He created you for a glory
That will stand the test of time.
With each question that arises -
He will draw you closer still
As He burns the dross and purifies -
Even ashes - will - be - beautiful

Have you ever wondered why?
Someday you'll know.
Have you ever wondered why?
The pain that you know.
Have you ever wondered why?
Trust Him still.