Saturday, June 15, 2019

Lest We Search Earth's Plain In Vain

 This poem is a collection of Truths I must often remind myself about
esp. on an 'off' day! 

Until we claim God’s promises as Love's Ultimate plan
Until we crave and cling to His Word like a dying man
Until we keep it in our hearts to be our hope and guide
And realize ‘it was for me’ Jesus suffered and died
Until we open up His Book with more than Duty’s rod
Then we will search earth’s plain in vain to find the peace of God

Until we sing his praises from the bottom of our hearts
Until His grace amazes us to thought’s uttermost parts
Until we see the agony he bore on our behalf
As something more than religion’s Platonic Autograph
Until it drenches our souls the way rain drenches sod
Then we will search earth’s plain in vain to find the love of God

Until we bear the yoke He gives with kind humility
Content, no matter what life is, ‘because He lives in me
Until we learn to turn anxiety and fear to trust
Until we value more than this brief score of dust to dust
Until His mercy, new each morning makes hope’s hearts applaud
Then we will search earth’s plain in vain to find the joy of God

© Janet Martin

Psalm 145:3
 Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.

Romans 11:33
O, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable His judgments, and untraceable His ways!

Job 9:10
He does great and unfathomable things, wonders without number.

Job 11:7
Can you fathom the deep things of God or discover the limits of the Almighty?

Psalm 86:10
For You are great and perform wonders; You alone are God.
Psalm 95:3
For the LORD is a great God, a great King above all gods.
Psalm 96:4
For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods.
Psalm 135:5
For I know that the LORD is great; our Lord is above all gods.
Psalm 147:5
Great is our Lord and mighty in power; His understanding has no limit.
Psalm 150:2
Praise Him for His mighty acts; praise Him for His excellent greatness.
Isaiah 40:28
Do you not know? Have you not heard? the LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will never grow faint or weary; His understanding is beyond searching out.

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