Wednesday, January 17, 2018

For The Far Bigger Picture...



 Lest we under-estimate 
(during our love-hate relationship with life's gifts and crosses)
...the bigger picture



Fit for far more than task galore or fingertips that feel
Their way along rock-shores that jut beneath time's foaming keel
This surging splurge of come and go, of urge and its respite
Tackles the apples of time’s eye with death-designed delight

Twixt truth and make-believe youth tosses darling daydreams high
She poises on Her tippy-toes to almost touch the sky
Ballerina in middle-twirl; then Time collects its dues
It gathers up the little girl and steals her dancing shoes

For we are fit for far, far more than wish-worlds beck and call
Or worn-out work shoes weighting feet where seasons rise and fall
As Time goes by we realize Love’s Grand Futility
Without a far, far higher Prize than simply what we see

The one True God that cups Favor’s Façade in days and years
That strips the petal from the bloom that pricks our smiles with tears
Made us for far, far more than this mist, frost-kissed shadowland
There is a heaven waiting for the one who holds His hand

© Janet Martin

 Carry One Another's Burdens
The one who sows to please his flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; 
 but the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to the family of faith.…

Gal.6:8-10

visited my sister-in-law Karen last night...she is in good spirits
(with a mischievous grin she added 'morphine is a beautiful thing')
but of course she would love to be home!
 Pray she can see a specialist soon, and for her INR issues to be resolved so it is safe to leave the hospital without fear of blood-clots.

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