Thursday, March 15, 2018

Divine Consolation



Remember when the adrenaline of youth ran like molten music in our veins?!
(art credit: Melissa from her high-school collection)
 Sometimes, when I'm super-tired I miss my younger, more energetic person;-)

Remember when we thought 'impossible' That which haste of years brings
 and others (whose shoes we now fill) warned us about...?!(like grunting when we get up?!) lol


Ah! with each step-breath-twilight nears the threshold of life's sunset years...



How smooth the hand that turns each page then shuts the book on middle-age...


As winter, like a strange postcard echoes of summer, caught off guard!


As we age, aren't you thankful for a Divine Console-er that never ages or fails as our bodies do?!


God, Author of time’s temp’ral scale
And Arbitrator of what is
What Divine Consolation, this
To know His law will never fail

His law is Love; ah, sometimes we
Misunderstands God’s Higher Thought
When we try to decipher what
No mortal mind is made to see

No man has seen God; thus fools scorn
For knowledge trusts in what it sees
But faith accepts God’s mysteries
Consoled by He who metes each morn

How pitiful is brainwashed dust
So lust inclined and vision blind
Divinity consoles mankind
When heart and mind resigns to trust

Alpha, Omega, First and Last
God’s Ordinances no one thwarts
While Divinity’s mercy courts
Mortality’s rebellious cast

Where soon youth’s burst of speed declines
On landscapes deftly rearranged
And what we clasp is soon estranged
As change insists on fresh designs

 And writes laugh-lines of poetry
Across the brow once smooth and young
 No-ways’ that boldly braved the tongue
Concede vulnerability

…and slowly we begin the crave
What once we thought so little of
God’s Divine Consolation; love
To escort us beyond the grave

© Janet Martin

 For at one time we too were foolish, disobedient, misled, enslaved to all sorts of desires and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.

But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared,
He saved us, not by the righteous deeds we had done, but according to His mercy, through the washing of new birth and renewal by the Holy Spirit.
This is the Spirit He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by His grace, we would become heirs with the hope of eternal life.
This saying is trustworthy. And I want you to emphasize these things, so that those who have believed God will take care to devote themselves to good deeds. 
These things are excellent and profitable for the people.
Titus 3:3-8



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