“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.”

“Speak my Heart, Hope”, a worship poem from L.Willows (Prayer, Hope, Blessing)

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Speak my heart, hope –
it longs, it lasts,
throughout and until
in these times, Love casts.

Let me be like a child,
taking sweet cover
in the great mist
of our God’s Great Hover.
How His peace stills,
how it becomes
like a sky wrapping
soft clouds in its’ other.

Speak my heart – hope,
it longs, it prays.
Whisper calls of Your Splendor,
bows low with praise.

Tomorrow –find blessings
for each and for all,
in the new dawn day sweetness
of Love’s mighty call.

Let me run like your child
on the wind clouds
of time
with eyes set upon
the Glory sublime.

Speak my heart, hope
it will live and outlast
season through season
in eternity’s vast.

© 2020 Linda Willows

Numbers 6:24-26 –The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.

Psalm 31:19 –How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.

John 16:33 –I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.

“Cast Forward by Love”, A Worship Poem from L.Willows (Hope, Prayer, Jesus Christ)

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Cast Forward by Love

Song of becoming, break in the dawn’s plea
Come, for the moments that hasten to see
Where is the daylight, the promise of heart
Cast from the dreams of yesterday’s part.

Journey remembered from stories ago
Left in the embers, lived in life’s glow.
Carry the fire, Your Light forward though
Here in the walk that burrows hearts pew.

Listen to the whispers that hope, that plea.
Listen to the cries that rise to be free.
Song of becoming, we are formed here to pray,
Carried by The Life that Lights our way.

Journey remembered from stories ago
Left in the embers, lived in life’s call-
Come yet tomorrows, far greater than these,
Cast forward by Love, the Hope that leads all.

© 2020 Linda Willows

Jerimiah 29:11 —For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Psalm 139:23-24 —Search me, O God, and know my heart!
Try me and know my thoughts!
And see if there be any grievous way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting!

Ephesians 3:9 —And to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things,