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 lullaby. I am aware that these are not easy days for many people, for many readers. We can be encouraged by listening for the hope that comes from Our Lord Jesus Christ. (August 08.2019)
The lullaby comes near to us
softly, sweetly in life’s hush;
like a stream that runs at dawn
with waters new filled with His song.
Times can burden, trials restrict;
wandering through this haze conflicts.
Yet here we find the miracle of-
in the midst of all, God’s Love, God’s Love.
His Lullaby, in softness intones,
it whispers “Here; here is home.”
We wrap our hearts around, around
Within God’s song, our hearts rebound.
Take our burdens, lift our lives,
Draw us near into ancient hive
Lulled by Love in sweeping dive,
There we hope in sweet revive.
© 2019 Linda Willows
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
“Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.”
Real joy sometimes weeps like waters that fall,
mountains streams seeking homes of blue
rushing toward freedom that holds it’s keep,
running love towards the source of joy’s reap.
Real joy sometimes lingers like the afternoon sun
wise and patient, slow, in love’s glow.
It sees golden glory through all the clouds,
it tells of God’s Story, the enduring enshroud.
Real joy sometimes races like a child in games glee
wandering, wondering, filled with such hope.
There we see everyone’s longing to be
in the arms of forever, with Tomorrow’s jubilee.
Real joy sometimes keeps its sweetness in the wind,
embracing, effacing, displaying designs-
gusting glad motion; lifting ravine divine.
A gift for us, dancing, Love running through time.
© 2019 Linda Willows
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.”
1 Peter 1:8-9 –“Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.”
Ezekiel 11:19 – “And I will give them one heart, and a new spirit I will put within them. I will remove the heart of stone from their flesh and give them a heart of flesh.”
this was inspired at the beginning of the year and I wanted to bring it back…
Love in the Balance of Heaven and Earth
In the mountain tops, I answered,
Near the white cloud mist’s hold.
Where shoulders of green bear gentle earth mothers.
They call up horizons, they reach to sky’s fold.
Bearing weight all, caring with nests filled with gold.
Sweetened with sunlight shed full upon
Mountain fellows, their faces, turned by lives worn.
Here on their shoulders, high in the sky,
dipped in the blue is a Majesty’s’ cry.
Love in the balance of heaven and earth
dreams reach to thee as the clouds fall with mirth.
All into shoulders of gentle green peaks
Like mounds of earth mothers that fall, quake, birth, seek.
Soft are the bellows, on sky mounds that run
lovingly toward, their home near the sun.
Angels paint rainbows in tomorrow’s new day.
from the mountaintop’s glory, in horizons we pray.
© 2019 Linda Willows
For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.
For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land.
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.