Good Friday 2018

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You bled,
Death defying deity,
Magnificent intimacy
Of God upon a cross,
Dying unconditionally,
For us.
Your love,
Alive in perpetuity,
Grace endlessly
Streaming to earth
Through history,
For us.

I marvel
At your magnanimity,
At the continuity
Of your presence
When we
Deny you.
You never
Relinquish responsibility,
Despite unlikely possibility
Of contrition from
Your creativity
Today.

(c) wordz2Go Mar 2018

Matthew 28:20

“And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

 

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Impossible Love

A Lention reflection –

He who died for us
Dies for us still,
He who was still for us
Is still with us today,
Our life today,
Made possible,
By an act impossible
To explain rationally,
For no rationale,
Explains the greater love
That loves enough to die:

An impossible love,
A love that died
Yet remains alive.
Today and every day,
Pray, because
He loves you still,
He always will.

(c) wordz2Go Mar 2018

The Message – Romans 8:35-39

‘’Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ’s love for us? There is no way! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing, not even the worst sins listed in Scripture ….. I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us.’’

 

Hands Through the Clouds

Life knits an ever evolving pattern
Where you can never be sure
How things turn out,
And no doubt
You’ll lose stitches along the way,
Crooked seams where cracks appeared,
Patches wet from tears,
Emotional times in difficult years,
Double stitches
Where you’ve been helped
By family or friends
Because love amends.

No matter how well you knit
There will always be holes
Where your soul never mends,
Yet heaven extends
Hands through the clouds,
Divine signs,
To warn in advance
Of a change in chance.
Strands of different colours
Intertwine seamlessly,
Knitting the rich tapestry
Of life’s majesty.

(c) wordz2Go Dec 2017
Based on a vision I had of hand reaching down from heaven
Just before my sister died suddenly

Immanuel

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Kingly presence,
Here on earth:
Immanuel is with us.
The smallest gift,
Meanly wrapped,
Sleep now, husht.
A heavenly King,
In swaddling bands,
Privilege superfluous.
Divine creator,
As helpless babe:
Immanuel is with us.

Majesty unveiled
In an innocent child:
Immanuel is with us.
Unwrapped for all,
The gift that lasts,
Light of the darkness.
The smallest gift,
The greatest present:
Immanuel is with us.
Creator of all there is,
Loved enough,
To gift us Christmas.

(c) wordz2Go Dec 2017

Isaiah 9:6 “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”

Generosity

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I am nothing
Without your strength,
Life-storms surround me,
Handicap me with mental debris –
Threaten my existence.
But you keep me strong,
Strong enough to keep
Distractions at bay,
Strong enough to survive another day.

I wonder how
Many times you can
Mitigate my mistakes –
Your love embraces
Me from beginning to end.
Your love keeps me strong,
A constant outpouring
Of oil annointing my head,
Generosity of love unbounded.

(c) wordz2Go Dec 2017
23rd Psalm “Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.”

Four Weeks On

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Emotionally drained from the strain,
The pain of losing you,
Still stunned at the suddenness
Of your departure:
Death lay claim while life was still so full
And years lay yet ahead,
Years of richness,
Of French-Welshness,
Family celebrations and
Grand-children-time.
Who knows what wonders you now see,
Whether earthly memories
Are part of heavenly existence
Or eclipsed by God’s radiance
In the magnificence
Of a place we cannot be.
Rest in peace my sister, in this holy land –
And while you see God face to face
I know He’s still holding my hand.

(c) wordz2Go Dec 2017

John 10:28
“I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.”