Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Up and On We Go...






There is no door back to before
No U-turn, hon, on life's highway
No button to undo the done
No let’s-go-back-to-yesterday

There is no ‘starting over’ here
We’re all in the same one-way race
One foot and then the next, my dear
While clinging to the Hand of grace

Life’s forward facing rise-and-shine
Caught between after and before
Grants what we always leave behind
Where twilight always locks its door

Then trust the only One who sees
Beyond the mileage ‘neath our feet
And pray His Word our light to be
Where faith and fear clash and compete

For we have one abiding hope
To comfort us through highs and lows
The love of God will never fail
No matter where life’s highway goes
 
So up and on we go until
We reach the farewell all will face
As faith’s prayer with that last exhale
Unveils the glory of God’s grace




© Janet Martin

I counted the prayer requests in my in-box...a lot!!!
Imagine if we had to go the road or sea of life alone!
When life's storm tosses our 'ship' 
He calls to us "peace be still"

 Mark 4:35-41

 On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.”  Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was. 
And other little boats were also with Him.   
And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling.   
But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. 
And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?”

Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” 
And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.   
But He said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?”   
And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another,
 “Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!”


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