“God’s Lullaby”, a worship poem from L.Willows (God’s Love, Grace, Hope)

Our pastor (Pastor Tom Holliday) said that “God speaks to us in a lullaby” meaning that He draws near to us with such abounding grace, forgiveness, and generous love that we almost can’t fathom it with our mortal hearts. After a tender sermon on John 3:16-21, my heart felt full. I feel the reach of God’s Love. We can be encouraged by responding to the hope that comes from Our Lord Jesus Christ. (August 08.2019)

God’s Lullaby

The lullaby comes near to us
softly, sweetly in life’s hush.
like a river run in dance at dawn
with waters new, filled with God’s song.

Times can burden, trials restrict.
Wandering through the haze conflicts.
Yet here in the midst of all from above-
the miracle of – God’s Love, God’s Love.

The Lullaby, from the deep intones,
it whispers, “Here. Here is home.”
We wrap our hearts around, around-
called by God’s song, our hearts rebound.

He takes our burdens and lift our lives.
Draws nears to us from ancient hive.
And Lulled by Love in sweeping dive-
we hope and live in sweetened revive.

© 2019 Linda Willows

John 3:16-21 –“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.”

Romans 15:13 –“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”

Zephaniah 3:17 –“The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.”

Grace; it embraces all heart and soul with the Divine…words and quotes to soak in!

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Grace; it embraces all heart and soul with the Divine…

“Grace is an energy; not a mere sentiment; not a mere thought of the Almighty; not even a word of the Almighty. It is as real an energy as the energy of electricity. It is a divine energy; it is the energy of the divine affection rolling in plenteousness toward the shores of human need.” -Benjamin Jowett (1817-1893)

“For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men.” Titus 2:11

“Grace is a certain beginning of glory in us.” -Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)

“For grace is given not because we have done good works, but in order that we may be able to do them.” – Saint Augustine of Hippo (354-430)

“Man is born broken. He lives by mending. The grace of God is glue. -Eugene Gladstone O’Neill (1888-1953)

“Grace is love that cares and stoops and rescues.” -John R. W. Stott (1921- )

“Christ is no Moses, no exactor, no giver of laws, but a giver of grace, a Savior; he is infinite mercy and goodness, freely and bountifully given to us.” -Martin Luther (1483-1546)

“I do not at all understand the mystery of grace – only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us.” -Anne Lamott

“The grace of the spirit comes only from heaven, and lights up the whole bodily presence. – Charles Haddon Spurgeon

“Grace is the love that gives, that loves the unlovely and the unlovable.” -Oswald C. Hoffmann

“I need thy presence every passing hour; What but thy grace can foil the tempter’s power?” -Henry Francis Lyte (1793-1847)

He giveth more grace when the burdens grow greater,
He sendeth more strength when the labors increase;
To added affliction he addeth his mercy,
To multiplied trials, His multiplied peace.
-Annie Johnson Flint (1862-1932)

“The burden of life is from ourselves, its lightness from the grace of Christ and the love of God.” -William Bernard Ullanthorne (1806-1889)