Gods World

Edna St. Vincent Millay

O World,
I cannot hold thee
close enough!
Thy winds,
thy wide grey skies!
Thy mists that roll and rise!
Thy woods, this autumn day,
that ache and sag
And all but cry with colour!
That gaunt crag
To crush!
To lift the lean
of that black bluff!
World, World, I cannot get
thee close enough!

Long have I known a glory in
it all,
But never knew I this;
Here such a passion is
As stretcheth me apart. Lord,
I do fear
Thou'st made the world too
beautiful this year.
My soul is all but out of me,ó
let fall
No burning leaf; prithee,
let no bird call.

Cleansing Tears
Greta Zwaan, © 2012

Tears became the water, and her hair the towel to dry;
Sins were then forgiven while others asked, ďWhy?"

Donít You know her history? Have You not seen her sin?
Do You not have discernment of the filth she has within?
You ought to know her lifestyle, her vile and wicked state;
You should have better judgment, if Youíre so smart, so great!"

Tears come from repentance, and a broken, contrite heart;
I see her grief, her sorrow, a new life has its start.

Until we see our failures and feel the guilt and shame
We cannot be persuaded, we will not take the blame.

I see her heartís condition; I realize her need,
I came to grant her freedom; and now, sheís free indeed!

A Great Story
Greta Zwaan, © 2008

Can you see the King become a beggar for your sake?
ďOh, thatís not possible," you say, ďthere must be some mistake.
Who would relinquish power and the glory of a throne,
To join the down and outers, to walk the road alone?"

No one is quite that foolish,the idea is absurd!
Iím sorry, I canít see it; I donít believe a word.
Itís someoneís idle gossip, a rumour from somewhere,
How do these things get started? These tales that people share?"

This truth is all recorded, a book describes the scene;
It gives you all the details of what these stories mean.
ďOh, I see, a book of fables, the fairy tales of old,
I must say, they intrigue me, thereís morals to behold."

No, no, youíre quite mistaken, the entire storyís true;
Itís Godís plan of salvation to rescue me and you.
Because of His great mercy and love henceforth unknown,
He claims us as His children; He claims us as His own.

ďBut," you say,ďHe is holy, Heís pure and without sin
Why would He want to love us? How does it all begin?"
Long before creation God had this glorious plan,
And when it was unfolded, He gave the world to man.

With only one restriction, God granted him free reign;
But if Godís law was broken, man would suffer pain.
Precisely! Thatís what happened, man gave into lust.
The fellowship was broken when man betrayed Godís trust.

ďWell, naturally, that happens, they turn their back on you,
Itís really quite ungrateful, but thatís what people do."
Yes, but God shows mercy, His arms are open wide,
If we ask Him for mercy, Heíll gladly be our guide.
Forgiveness will be granted, your new life will begin,
Your Ruler now is Jesus, the Victor over sin.

Realed Quotations and Sayings:

There is only one true friend who will never leave you, and that is Jesus Christ.
Byron R. Pulsifer

When you see that sunset or that panoramic view of God's finest expressed in nature, and the beauty just takes your breath away, remember it is just a glimpse of the real thing that awaits you in heaven.
Greg Laurie

Daily, quiet attention to the Word of God . . . even if it is only for a few minutes, will become for me the focal point of everything.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Just as the roots of trees take firmer hold when they are contending with the wind; so faith takes firmer hold when it struggles with adverse appearances.
Robert Murray McCheyne

Sometimes when we get overwhelmed we forget how big God is.
A.W. Tozer

Don't confuse having less with being less, having more with being more. Who you are is far more important than what you have or what you do.
Nicky Gumbel

Instead of running to God as an afterthought, we can start with Him. We are His creation and He knows what we need.
Dr. David Jeremiah

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