“With a Love That Outlasts”, a worship poem from Linda Willows

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I reread this tonight and it refreshed my heart. I hope that it speaks to you as well. It was written only about six months ago but seems like so long ago now!

With a Love That Outlasts

The evening shifts, the clouds reform.
I watch a passing storm transform.
Like the heart through seasons of,
this, the life that journeys Love.

In the beauty of God’s wondrous heart;
here we fasten, there we start.
Such are the oceans that open invite,
this sky of sweet bidding and joyous delight.

In the calm of a peace that stills our all.
Here my heart rests. Here my soul calls.
God in the answers; in a silence that asks-
He fills all the spaces with a Love that outlasts.

© 2019 Linda Willows

Psalm 46:10 “He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

Jeremiah 33:3
“‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’”

Isaiah 54:8
“With everlasting love I will have compassion on you, says the Lord your Redeemer.”

“Amidst Grace” a poem from L.Willows

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Amidst Grace

In this, amidst all stilled before
A herald did open the holiest door.
There before me in heart’s stunned awe,
A silence caused heaven’s curtain to draw.

Witness heart, this moment of-
Here in place we receive the Dove
Can thou be bared, Glory from above?
Oh, spread-winged dare; last here as love, as Love.

In this, amidst all stilled before
A herald did open the holiest door.
In sweet nest of us, there was Kingdom’s roam.
Oh, Holy One of grace, we praise you as home.

© 2018 Linda Willows

2 Thessalonians 2:13
But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth.

2 Corinthians 3:17-18
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.

“Evenings Gathered with Gratitude’s Moon”, from LWillows

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When last I looked, you were beside,
There on my right, in the path on the green
Deep in the hills of bounties so wide,
Rich in the depth of my memory’s tide.

With trails and songs gifted, joy found a tune,
All heaven and earth seemed new with hope.
Evenings were gathered with gratitude’s moon
Peace fell upon such pastures elope.

I walk in green paths and remember today,
Singing of treasures lost yet in this world-
Surrounded by a bounty of grace in Love’s sway.
You are here always near, my heart fells, you do stay.

© 2018 Linda Willows

John 15:15
“No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.”

James 2:23
“And the Scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”—and he was called a friend of God.”

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
“Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.”