Here's to a world full of wonder...
Life’s landscape like a picture book unveils frame after frame
Of wonder to brighten time’s boulevard of morn to night
Where touch and taste of moments is a buffet none can tame
Until the Giver snuffs the wick that lends its faithful light
As care in sundry shape and size can strip us of wild cheer
And we would lose the will to laugh without love’s eyes to see
Glimpses of He who knows the very essence of our tear/fear
And flings across our gain and loss, proof of His majesty
To stir within us hunger for the One who loves us so
And does not leave us long in fights of wrong-right-greed-and-need
Where struggle to survive-succeed-surrender, tests us, oh,
And draws us to our knees with pleas for Him to intercede
Where what is seen who hopes for; what is evident, who trusts?
And what we hold we soon forget to fully thank Him for
While life is like a landscape filled with elemental Musts
And wonder in the One who stills fear's whispers with Love’s roar
© Janet Martin
For you did not receive a spirit of slavery that returns you to fear,
but you received the Spirit of sonship, by whom we cry, "Abba! Father!"
2 Timothy 1:7
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear;
but of power,
and of love,
and of a sound mind.
1 John 4:18
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.
For fear has to do with punishment,
and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.