Wednesday, February 20, 2013


He reaches from His throne on high
To brush the night-time from the sky
The hand of love that never fails
Does not ignore us in our plight
But fans the deep with Morning Light

His love beholds earth’s troubled slope
He rends the dark with Living Hope
For when we were dead in our sin
He raised us up to live with Him
Rejoice; the Son pierces the gloom
And saves us from death’s darkest doom

He lavishes on sinful men
His grace and washes sinners clean
For mortal flesh could never save
The soul from death’s eternal grave
But oh, the love His mercy gives

He reaches from His throne on high
To soothe the tear-drop in our eye
As crimson floods washed guilt away
Now He pierces fear’s darkest night
Love bleeds across the earth in Light

© Janet Martin

Imagine if one day there was no Light, and one morning nothing to pierce the night…

Often, as the sun break through night’s dark bonds it reminds me of the Son breaking through our darkness flooding it with marvelous Light.

 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.  And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,  in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.  For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. Eph. 2:4-9


  1. Janet,

    What a hope we have!

    I love your photos... and your thoughts about this mercy-flood of light piercing the darkness.

    I am so grateful for it... for Him...for you!

    Blessings and a big hug,

  2. Brenda, you and your words are a beautiful blessing today.

    Hug(()) returned.

  3. Wow! Very cool. I feel lifted up, both by the artistry and by the message it brings!

  4. AJ, I am so thankful you left a comment so I could 'meet' you:) Your Toddler poem left be in an absolutely delightful weepy mess<3

    Thank-you for visiting my porch today.


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