Monday, December 2, 2019

Masterpiece of Master Peace


 Last night the wheels fell off the peace-and-goodwill bus for a little...
in a blur of lost tempers and misunderstood personalities that
might never be fully understood this side of Heaven­čśÉ 
(aren't you humbly thankful if we confess our sins 
He is faithful and just to forgive our sin
and cleanse us from all unrighteousness?!(1 John 1:9)
As we let those words sink and sink in 
meek gratitude renders
hope renewed


"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. 
In this world you will have trouble.
 But take heart! I have overcome the world."
John 16:33




In this world where fear and sorrow
Molds a masterpiece of care
What is our hope for tomorrow
To defend us from despair

In this world where toil and trouble
Unfurls hobbles of dismay
What buoys and cups time’s bubble
Bobbing toward Judgement Day

In this world where want and waiting
Tries the fealty of us all
What crushes the taunting, hating
Head of evil’s dreadful gall

In this masterpiece of mayhem
In this world of sin and strife
What in the midst of confusion
Is the bulwark in our life

What keeps our eyes fixed on heaven
In this world of blame and shame
Ah this! Knowing we are forgiven
Is the Master Peace we claim

Knowing that nothing can ever
Overthrow Salvation’s Name
Yesterday today forever
Jesus Christ abides the same

Knowing, glorious, victorious
Waves the banner of release
In the cleansing blood of Jesus
All will find love’s Master Peace


© Janet Martin

 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just 
to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 1:9 NKJV

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