Monday, January 18, 2021

Gift Over Gift or Ode to Loveliness

 Look! Loveliness is like a Rembrandt of Reason Renewed!

Every good and perfect gift is from above, 
coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, 
who does not change like shifting shadows.
James 1:17

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Look! Loveliness is lilting in lyrics of sound and sight 
It spills in sweet surprises, stirring sighs of sheer delight 
Where ‘we’, the best word in the world, are altogether bound 
By high and low, wonder and woe bestowing common ground 

Look! Loveliness is lavishing the way from here to there 
(Without the love that authors it we wouldn’t have a prayer
But God, so rich in mercy knew that we would need a lift 
From time to time, so ushered to life’s climb/clime, gift over gift 

Look! Loveliness is lending what soon farewell will enfold 
Where brokenness would break us without beauty to behold 
Where hope and heartache tug and war and weather tethered strings 
And we are never very far from what tomorrow brings 

Look! Loveliness is leaving so much to be thankful for 
In spite of all we lack or wish we could take back, the door 
Is always open leading to where we have never trod 
Ah, look! The Hand that holds it open is the hand of God 

Look! Loveliness is like a Rembrandt of Reason Renewed 
It rouses from the rubble, humble hymns of gratitude 
And beckons us to better what we can, no more, no less 
Then entrust all the rest to He who grants each loveliness 

© Janet Martin 

Wishing you lots of loveliness in your corner of creation!

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