Month: February 2017

At the Centre of the Throne

The Lamb who was slain
At the centre of the throne
Our shepherd and King

Leading us to springs
Fountains of living water
There to meet with God
Whose hands reach out with pure love
To wipe away ev’ry tear

written in response to today’s prompt at The Daily Post, and inspired by Revelation 7:17

Dare to Dream

Dare to dream
I dream of difference
Dare to be the difference
Dream of daring
Dream of making a difference

Dare to be different
Dream of diversity
Daring to differentiate
Declare diversity’s beauty
Daring to make a difference

I dream diverse dreams
Where is Joseph?
Where is Daniel?
Called to dream
Called to be different
Called
To make a difference
Give me a dream today

inspired by a week in Brussels, in particular by the creativity on display in its museums and galleries, and written (too late) for OpenLinkNight #190 at dVerse ~ Poets’ Pub

The ‘Impure’ Banished

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The ‘impure’ banished
Seek rest in arid places
Return seven-fold

“That is how it will be with this wicked generation.”
– Matthew 12:45

written in response to today’s prompt at The Daily Post, and drawing upon concepts from Jesus’s teaching in Matthew 12:43-25

Dust Returns to Dust

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In the heat of day
And by the sweat of your brow –
You must earn your crust

Each day remaining
Work the earth from which you came –
Dust returns to dust

written in response to this week’s RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge, #137  – “Sweat” and “Heat”, and inspired by Genesis 3:19

In the Presence of One as yet Unborn

At Mary’s greeting,
Within Elizabeth’s womb
John leapt in response:
Mother and baby enriched
In the presence of Jesus;

Filled with the Spirit,
Moved by holy inspiration,
Elizabeth cried:
‘Mary, you are truly blessed,
and blessed is the child you bear!’

written in response to today’s prompt at The Daily Post, and inspired by Luke’s account if the meeting of expectant mothers – Elizabeth, who was the mother of John the Baptist, and Mary the mother of Jesus (Luke 1:40-42)

Thursday is Verse Day @FaithUnlocked – Psalm 15

A psalm of David.

Lord, who may dwell in your sacred tent?
    Who may live on your holy mountain?

The one whose way of life is blameless,
    who does what is righteous,
    who speaks the truth from their heart;
whose tongue utters no slander,
    who does no wrong to a neighbour,
    and casts no slur on others;who despises a vile person
    but honours those who fear the Lord;
who keeps an oath even when it hurts,
    and does not change their mind;
who lends money to the poor without interest;
    who does not accept a bribe against the innocent.
Whoever does these things
    will never be shaken.

The Choice

I will not allow my heart
To become a hideout for hatred;
I will not permit my mind
To succumb, a nesting place for fear;
I will only cherish, what is good,
Honest, strong and courageous;
I choose to live to show
The difference only God can make.

Get behind me Satan!
Reveal yourself, Holy Spirit!
Let the Father be glorified
By my witness to Jesus’ grace

written in response to a prompt at The Daily Post – “hideout