Easter Praise

Praises sing
To Christ my King,
Hallelujah, You’re alive!

Death holds no fears,
Your promises
Hold fast and eternally last
Beyond our time or age,
Bound only by faith
And belief in me
As someone who could be.
You’ve shown the way
To beyond today
To more than we can see,
Your love for me,
Unconditionally,
Stretches every day,
Reminding me
You died for me,
You live for me to be.

(c) wordz2Go 12th April 2020

My Life-Sea

Tomorrow I will be baptised –

You, Lord, are my rock
In a turbulent sea,
In the highest waves
You reach out to me,
You whisper in my ear
That I’m strong in you
And I know
You won’t leave me
Drowning in life’s sea.

You’ve shown me, repeatedly,
That trust in you
Is repaid ten-fold,
You always hold
My head above water,
When my burdens
Pull me down,
Before I hit the ground,
You reach out to catch me.

However bad the day,
Every day is new with You,
With your love and strength
At work within me
I face the future
Unafraid, unashamed
To praise my forever-God
Who absolved me,
I will sing your praise unending,
Ten thousand years,
Then for evermore.

(c) wordz2Go Mar 2018

Psalm 103 King James Version (KJV)
‘’Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.’’

 

The Easter Door

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Awesome! Magnificent God-become-man!
Ultimate guardian
Of the doorway to heaven.
Choosing not to remain
Veiled in the mist,
Descending to earth
With an aim to die,
To be crucified.

Astounding! Incredible God!
Creator of seen and unseen,
Of all that is and has been,
All that will ever be.
You came to earth,
Died to set all free;
The veil torn in two
Because of You.

Breathtaking! Mind-blowing God!
You died yet live forevermore,
Proving death foreswore,
So all may enter the door.
In exchange for Your life,
For all to be free,
Through resurrection,
You gifted redemption.

Majestic! Over-whelming God!
You take our breath away
Recalling the day
You were heard to say
‘It is done’.
All scripture complete in You,
Heaven awaits:
You opened the door,
Only You we adore.

Copyright wordz2Go March 2017
John 10:9 “I am the door, if anyone enters through me, he shall be saved ..”

Lent 2017: Hope

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Your love surrounds me always;
In the darkness and uncertainty of life,
In the everyday strife,
I am held securely in the certainty of hope,
In the hopefullness of Your love,
In the loveliness of Your grace.
You hold my face in Your hands,
You look me in the eye and
Tell me I am loved, no matter what.
There are doubts and fears,
Indecision and apprehension,
Normal everyday tension,
But my prayer to You is a powerful
Release from the chains that bind me,
From the things that hold me back.
Over time, I can see You changing me,
Helping me trust You more honestly,
Thoroughly cleansing me
From all my troubles.
You, give me hope,
Help me cope
With what life throws at me.
Though I was far off, you met me
Where I was.

You give me hope,
Now and forever, Amen.

Copyright wordz2Go March 2017
Romans 12:12 ‘Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer’.

Lent 2017: Why Do This, For Me?

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How can I absorb the knowledge
That You died for me:
Slowly,
Painfully.
Was such action needed?
The sheer altruism,
Shocks,
Is unorthodox.
Why do this, for me?

Consider:
The emotion pouring out
From a God in pain,
His chest caving in,
Spilt blood creating a bridge
That no man can break.
Heaven and earth re-joined,
New life springing from death:
Two thousand years later
You set me free.

Why do this, for me?

Copyright wordz2Go March 2017
John 10:10 ‘I have come that they might have life’

Lent 2017: Sealed Bargain

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We brought you some daffodils,
Stepping irreverently across the rows
To bring you a yellow halo-bouquet
On Saint David’s Day.
A Lenten time of reflection
On family blessings,
Memories accentuated
By the flowery perfume of
A love filled childhood.

A mother’s love reflects
The power of love modelled
By Christ on the cross,
Which opened the heights of heaven,
A perfect, once only sealed bargain.

Copyright wordz2go March 2017
1 Corinthians 13:13 ‘For the greatest of these is love’

Lent 2017: God is Good

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God works for the best in us,
Moulding us to serve,
Subtlety changing us,
Growing loving hearts and minds
And reminds us that his love endures forever.
God is overwhelmingly gracious –
He endowed us with free will:
God provides, man decides.

Without faith we suffer the vagaries
Of indecision, politics and all the
Forces that work against us.
Faith gives us a benchmark,
Independent of worldly considerations
And its limitations.

God is good,
He has loved us from the beginning,
Never wavering,
In his astounding steadfastness.

He will love us to the end,
Forever and ever, Amen.

Copyright wordz2Go Feb 2017
Matthew 28:20
‘I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.’

Lent 2017: Trying

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I’ll try again,
Even though based on past attempts
I may not succeed,
I still have this need
To prove myself.

Doing something new
Seems to be the current vogue,
But denial is the tougher challenge.
HOW WILL I MANAGE
Without wine gums, toffees, chocolate or any other sweets?
This is not to be entered into lightly or half-heartedly.
So, Lent is twofold:
Denial concentrates the mind
While the modified diet is more kind to me.

As I focus on the grace bestowed
On me because Christ died,
Grace that I cannot earn,
Grace that I cannot ever repay,
I will examine in what ways
I can pay this debit forward.
If I can sow a seed of doubt against unbelief
I will count it as a triumph
And with God’s grace, spend the rest of my life trying.

Copyright wordz2Go Feb 2017
2 Corinthians 2:14 – ‘But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.’

Prayer for Peace

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Quieten my mind,
Enfold me in your saving grace,
Take me someplace
Away from the stress
That life imposes.
I need your peace,
I crave your tranquility,
Your transforming divinity,
Removing the pressures I face.

Soothe my soul,
Keep me above the abyss
And grant me your peace.
Your grace embraces me,
Lifts me up on wings
To soar above everything
That weighs me down,
That keeps me earth-bound,
Shackled in doubt.

You go before me and behind,
Your love surrounds me,
Sustains me absolutely;
You are with me always.
You are my God
And I put my trust in you.

Quieten my mind,
Soothe my soul,
Grant me your peace.

Copyright wordz2Go Feb 2017
Matthew 11:25-30 ‘Come unto me all ye who travail and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest’

James, Frederick and Leonard

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Tower of London, November 2015 (c)

Yours is a tale from
The war to end all wars,
Yours is the blood
Spilt pointlessly in mud,
Mingled in shell holes
In the hell-hole of war.
Yours is the noise
Of battlefield cries,
Boys screaming for Mam,
Men calling for wives,
Yours is the wholesale
Butcher of lives.

James, Frederick and Leonard,
Yours are the lives
Ended shockingly short,
Yours is the warning
Of political breakdown
Both country and crown.
Ordinary men caught
In an act of contrition
In a war of attrition
No-one could win.
In the mud where you tread,
Shells are the harvest
From the fields of the dead.

Copyright wordz2Go Nov 2016

Inspired by personal details left at the Tower of London 2015 Poppies display
(See my photo above)

Isaiah 2:4 “The Lord will mediate between nations and will settle international disputes.”