Sunday, April 26, 2015

4/19/15 through 4/25/15

The heart that sings the Easter hymn
Is one that walked the road with Him.
The road that leads to Calvary
The road to death upon the tree.

When self is emptied we can see
The joy that love was meant to be.
Then resurrected life we know,
And gifts from Holy Spirit flow.

Work for the food that satisfies
Not for the latest batch of lies
Not for the flower that fades away
But for the light of endless day.

You gave the martyrs strength to die
While pagans stood and  wondered why
Would one endure such pain and shame
For just the sake of Jesus' name?

But with the martyr's blood that flowed
The greatest power of love You showed
With fortitude their trials endured
Eternal life for them assured.

The bread came down from heaven when
The time had been fulfilled
To do His Father's will and then
With Spirit He infilled

Unless the grain falls down and dies
Unless the fool becomes the wise
Unless the proud become the meek
Unless the strong become the weak

No hunger of the soul inside
We'll ever find is satisfied.
No way can famished souls be fed
With just one grain, there is no bread.

When will the foolish ever know
How will the simple ever grow
If we don't teach by what they see 
Lived out each day by you and me?

The Word, my son your daily bread
Make time to ponder in your head
And as you chew on each small part
The Lord will write it on your heart

His words are written for the throng
And never will they steer you wrong
If following our great high priest
You listen well and love the least.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

4/12/15 through 4/18/15

The darkness leaves when Light arrives
The Light that brings new hope to lives
The Light that prompts the birds to sing
The Light gives life to everything.

The wind we know not where it comes,
Nor even where it goes.
But if it be the breath of God
The Holy Spirit flows.

Oh Lord I need Your help this day
To lift my daily cross
To find in You the Truth, the Way,
And choose the gold, not dross.

The daily bread that You provide
Is in Your presence at my side
When anytime throughout the day
I take the time to simply pray.

Lord grant me faith in you this day
Give me the courage to obey
To place o'er You no earthly thing
And make of You my everything.

I gaze upon a late night sky
And ponder other worlds so high
So far away from me I know
That mortal man could never go.

\How far I cannot comprehend
I wonder does it ever end?
Such beauty in the sky above
Created by our God of love.

Security a mere charade
For not with things is safety made
Through simple plain obedience
The Lord becomes  our great defense.

Easter Week 4/5/15 - 4/11/15

Such a love beyond conceiving
Resurrected for believing
Death and darkness now are fleeing
Prisoners and captives freeing

"Be not afraid" we hear Him say
Just follow me I am the way
No more to wait in dark of night
Behold the risen Lamb of light.

Don't cling to me He said to her 
As something on this earth
The length and breadth of love is found
In waters of new birth.

In broken bread we recognize
The One who heals and changes lives
The who takes the form of bread
The One who's risen from the dead.

With hearts aflame along the way
We walked with Him 'till eve of day
And listened while He did expound
Where all through scripture Christ is found.

We pressed Him, come and spend the night
And travel on when morn is bright
Then as we sat at table spread
Our eyes were opened with the bread.

Was something different 'round the world,
The day that Jesus rose?
Did distant parts have flaming hearts
Does anyone now know?

I can't produce a witness now.
But, by faith I know somehow
That even in the darkest place
There came a flood of Easter grace.

Is it God, or is it man,
Whom should we obey?
The first disciples made their choice
To follow in the Way.

We may not have Sanhedrin here
Who threaten to do harm,
But oft we let opinions sway,
And over truth, choose charm.