“Glory, Amen”, a worship poem from L.Willows (Holy, Mercy, Hope, a New Creation)

God imparts holy river near, from above,
Abounding in Him we pray in love.
Splendored, the doors of Creation part,
we breathe, we receive His Merciful Heart.

There, in Love’s core we witness a birth,
something -a miracle, New in God’s Earth.
Hope rushes in, called to be Seen,
Grace floods to live in the deepest ravine.

Glory, Amen. A promise from then,
worlds delivered from within and Seen once again.
Rise Holy River and swell to His Name.
Holy, called Holy- God comes to reclaim.

© 2021 Linda Willows

2 Corinthians 1:20 —For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory.

2 Corinthians 5:15 —Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

Ephesians 2:4-5 —But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved.

“Running Love’s Joy”, a poem from L.Willows (Believe, God’s Glory, Hope)

Real joy sometimes weeps like waters that fall,
mountains streams seeking homes of new blue
rushing toward freedom that holds it’s true 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 divines.
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.”

“Called by Spring”, a poem from L.Willows (God’s Beauty, New Mercies, a New Thing)

Sink my heart in the beauty of
Springtime grasses, into blossoms’ love.
All that whispers life anew
Seeking softy, the dawn, the dew.

Wearing sunshine on tips of buds
there, in joyful hope, I see
all of life in a reverie.

Sink my heart in the beauty of
this, the warmth that blossoms love.
Sweetened wonders, that rise in lift.
There I walk in such mystery’s drift
Soaked in color, hues that sing-
songs from nature, calling by spring.

© 2019 Linda Willows

Revelation 21:5
And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.

Lamentations 3:22-23
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

Isaiah 43:18-19
Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.