By Still Waters I

New Morning Sonnet

Today the sun came up with sharp hellos.
My eyes, surprised, oh my, they looked away.
And then, with awe and sweet shy aglow
Within the room, behind the glass, I gazed.
Horizon dim, so far away, bespoke
Of fleeing night and coming day.
Across the field, all sleeping things awoke
As darkness lifted and flung itself away.
And now the life is at the sill for me
And enters in the cold and early room.
The sleep is gone but leaves no vacancy,
The birth of day so like the empty tomb.
I pondered newness that repeats itself,
Like Spring that shouts for praise unto Thyself.

New Morning Sonnet

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By Still Waters I

How Shall He Not With Him Also Freely Give Us All Things?

The forgiveness for our sins, expressed in the poem below, is a wonder to ponder and to thrill.  And if this marvelous love of God for His children wasn’t enough, let us ponder on and thrill his love further as seen in the truth and gracious blessing of Romans 8:32 – “He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?” And we know that whatever the “all things are”, they are for our good. “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28

He is risen.
He’s not here!
Step into the cave
And intently peer.
Let your eyes
Adjust to the dark.
The tomb is quiet
Damp and still.
Your breath unsteady
Your heart, a pounding force.
What?
The dead IS gone
The dead is gone.
Dare your soul to thrill?
The angel’s words,
What were they again?
Don’t stay!
Fly away!
And you will see
Him!
Tell your brethren and His
That your Elder Brother
Lives!
He goes on before you.
And your sins,
Your sins!
His Father
Forgives!

How Shall He Not With Him Also Freely Give Us All Things?

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