Thursday, October 5, 2017

Of Heavenly Fathered Miles...

No matter how wonderful they are our earthly fathers are found wanting.
They are not always near and they don’t always hear when we talk to them,
Nor do they always understand.
Not so with our Heavenly Father.

The miles life lets beneath our feet
May not always be easy-street
Where why and if and but compete
In mouths and hearts and hands
And sometimes in the flight of it
And often lonesome ‘night’ of it
We hunger in the fight of it
For one who understands

…and someone does
He always has
We know because
I AM abides
His Word is sure
It will endure
Nothing can lure
Him from our side

Then in the lowly dirt of it
And aching holy hurt of it
Love will be worth the work of it
Heaven waits to reply
But in the meanest while of This
The often second mile smile-kiss
The Kindest loving Father IS
Our need He will supply

Come unto me
This is His plea
Simply that we
Trust and obey
He never leaves
Never deceives
Blind faith believes
He leads the way

When we can’t spell the why of it
And we well with the cry of it
Still, through the low and high of it
One Thing remains the same
No matter what the liars say
We will meet face to face someday
Our Father, Truth, The Life, the Way
Salvation is His name

Be not afraid
Nor doubt-dismayed
Our Father paid
Sin’s debt we owed
The One who gave
Hope to the grave
Will help us brave
Life’s heartbreak road

Pour out your heart-of-hearts to He
Who came to die for you and me
So that someday, praise Him, we'll be
Forever round His throne
Forevermore no sorrow-tears
No hunger, pain, no morrow-fears
Our Heavenly Father commandeers
This worthy, earthy groan

© Janet Martin

 After this manner therefore pray ye: 
The Lord's Prayer

Our Father which art in heaven, 
Hallowed be thy name.
 Thy kingdom come, 
Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
 Give us this day our daily bread.
 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, 
but deliver us from evil: 
For thine is the kingdom, 
and the power, 
and the glory, 
for ever. 


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