“From a Vast Honeycomb”, a worship poem from L.Willows (Called by God, the Promise)

FROM A VAST HONEYCOMB BY L.WILLOWS

Here from behind, here from between,
We – some, in the midst, bear burdened heart dreams.

Long ago calls echo, they imprint, they rebound,
Like the years shedding, to find a new sound.
Some, like lost rising from a vast honeycomb,
Surge as from Ocean, like a wave coming Home.

Who leads the way and bears all at the fore,
Keeps hearts in the midst of the cries at the Door.
Hearing the calls, wearing the fray
that swells in tide’s mist, at the promise of Day.

Here from behind, here from between,
We in your midst, bear the dream of Love seen.
Some, like lost rising from a vast honeycomb,
Surge as from Ocean, like a wave coming Home.

Long ago calls echo, they imprint, they rebound,
Like the years shedding, to find a new sound.

© 2019 Linda Willows

In each of our lives, there are heart callings, needs, trials. We are beckoned to boldly lift our vision above and beyond what is “shedding” and loosening itself before us. Much cries out to be sacrificed. We are faced with difficult choices yet we often don’t realize that there is always a choice, that nothing ever stays the same. We discover the ‘new sound’, God’s mighty call – that compels us to step into something that is different than before. We are constantly reborn to deepening expanses of love and awakening to God if we walk with courage. The Psalms speak of God’s nearness to us from the beginning. His promises are true. He goes before us each. When we reach out, there is a mighty arm reaching for us.

Psalm 75:1
We give thanks to You, O God; we give thanks, for Your name is near. The people declare Your wondrous works.

Psalm 145:18
The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.

Psalm 46:1
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in times of trouble.

Lamentations 3:57
You drew near when I called on You; You said, “Do not be afraid.”

“On This Holy Ground”, a worship poem from L.Willows (God’s Glory, See Jesus, this Holy Moment)

On this holy ground,
we stand, we love,
Bathed in becoming,
In such beauty of.

Here in the midst,
There in the calm-
Soaked in God’s Glory
Held in His palm.

On this holy ground
We stand, hearts strong,
Joined for forever,
Called by His song.

Here are the words,
There sounds the call-
Formed in God’s Kingdom
Meant for us, All.

Near is such bidding
Sweet is the voice,
Hushed by the winds
of tunnels, time’s choice.

There we are swept into
Joys’ honeycomb
Deep in the mound
that keeps all who roam home.

© 2019 Linda Willows

When the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” Then he said, “Do not come near; take your sandals off your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.” And he said, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God. — Exodus 3:4-6

“Isaiah 59.21 The Covenant of The Redeemer”, Commentary by Albert Barnes

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Isaiah 59:21 — “And as for me, this is my covenant with them,” says the Lord: “My Spirit that is upon you, and my words that I have put in your mouth, shall not depart out of your mouth, or out of the mouth of your offspring, or out of the mouth of your children’s offspring,” says the Lord, “from this time forth and forevermore.”

Commentary by Albert Barnes

As for me – In the previous part of the chapter, the prophet has spoken. Here Yahweh is introduced as speaking himself, and as declaring the nature of the covenant which he would establish. In the verse previous, it had been stated that the qualifications on the part of people for their partaking of the benefits of the Redeemer‘s work, were, that they should turn from transgression. In this verse, Yahweh states what he would do in regard to the covenant which was to be established with his people. ‹So far as I am concerned, I will enter into a covenant with them and with their children.‘

This is my covenant with them – (Compare the notes at Isaiah 42:6Isaiah 49:8Isaiah 54:10). The covenant here referred to, is that made with people under the Messiah. In important respects it differed from that made with the Jewish people under Moses.

The word, ‹covenant‘ here is evidently equivalent, as it is commonly, when applied to When it is said, ‹this is my covenant,‘ the import evidently is, ‹this is the nature or the tenure of my covenant, or of my solemn promises to my people under the Messiah. It shall certainly occur that my Spirit will be continually imparted to thy seed, and that my words will abide with thee and them forever.‘

My Spirit that is upon thee – The word ‹thee‘ here does not refer, as Jerome and others suppose, to the prophet, but to the pious Hebrew people. The covenant under the Messiah, was not made especially with the prophet or his posterity, but is a promise made to the church, and here evidently refers to the true people of God: and the idea is, that the Spirit of God would be continually imparted to his people, and to their descendants forever. It is a covenant made with true believers and with their children.

And my words – The Chaldee understands this of prophecy. But it seems rather to refer to the truth of God in general which he had revealed for the guidance and instruction of his church.

Shall not depart out of thy mouth – This phrase probably means, that the truth of God would be the subject of perpetual meditation and conversation. The covenant would be deemed so precious that it would constantly dwell on the tongues of those who were interested in it.

Thy seed‘s seed – Thy descendants; thy posterity.

From henceforth and for ever – This is in accordance with the promises which everywhere occur in the Scriptures, that God would bless the posterity of his people, and that the children of the pious should partake of his favor.

See Exodus 20:6: ‹Showing mercy unto thousands (that is, thousands of generations) of them that love me and keep my commandments.‘ Compare Deuteronomy 4:37Deuteronomy 5:29Deuteronomy 7:9Psalm 89:24Psalm 89:36Jeremiah 32:39-40.

There is no promise of the Bible that is more full of consolation to the pious, or that has been more strikingly fulfilled than this. And though it is true that not all the children of holy parents become truly pious; though there are instances where they are signally wicked and abandoned, yet it is also true that rich spiritual blessings are imparted to the posterity of those who serve God and who keep his commandments.