Tuesday, September 14, 2021

On Persuasion Rekindled

Therefore, by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God,
 that is, the fruit of our lips, [b]giving thanks to His name.
 But do not forget to do good and to share, 
for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

Persuasion rekindles routines where morning melts the dark
Hope holds the Hand of the Unseen as mercy meets its mark
Where faith and trust hold sway or doubt and disbelief confuse
Where choice spreads out a vast buffet and consequence ensues

Soon we vacate this fading habitat of skin and bone
This day the Lord has made like a most sacred stepping stone
Where each breath bears us nearer to the Saviour of the soul
Where faith makes ever dearer the approaching of the goal

We ought to give more earnest heed to that which we have heard
And seek to live in word and deed according to God’s Word
Lest we let slip the fellowship that keeps our judgment sound
For no other love can equip us for faith’s battleground

For who knows when the ending of this glove we host will be
And we go on to meet He who has numbered all our days
Then pray our legacy will be a sacrifice of praise

We yield to who we worship with humility or pride
Pray we revere the courtship twixt the Bridegroom and the Bride
And yield not to temptation for its glazed trenches are cursed
But rekindle persuasion from the Fount that quenches thirst

And live as if today could be the last drop in life's fount
When time yields to eternity and we will give account
Yield to God's gentle whisper, oh pray, do not disregard
Love's pleading, lest the pasture of our hearts grows cold and hard

© Janet Martin

In our community a 23 year old man 
who became a husband last summer
and was looking forward to becoming a dad in November
passed away unexpectedly in his sleep a few nights ago!
We never know when our final numbered day will be!
May we live as if we could be next!
Expressions of compassion can be made here



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