Behind the Poem: The Mender
Life can leave us battered, bruised and at times we feel like our life has become a pile of ashes. We can limp our way to The Mender, it is in His Presence where He wipes our tears, binds up our wounds and makes beauty from our ashes. #TheMender # BeautyforAshes
Behind the Poem: Remain
It’s mid-November and I can still see a few leaves clinging to trees, while others have long blown away.
That is what I picture with this poem. The days can become dry, the wind will blow in our lives and storms will come.
All the Lord requires from us is to do what those little leaves are doing. Remain, cling, hang on to Him. It is in that place where we root deep and find our strength. 🌿
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Behind the Poem: The Table
I must say, this in one of my favorites.
It is my remembering place.
The place where I remember Jesus, His body broken, that we may be healed. His innocent blood shed, that we may be forgiven, and set free from our sin that ensnares us.
There is no greater gift, than the One we meet at the Communion Table. ✝️
Behind the Poem He is Near: Some days we can feel the Lord close, other days He feels far, far away.
Oh… how our emotions are fickle.
The truth is – He is Near, rather we ‘feel’ Him or not.
Can we trust that He goes before us, walks behind us and hems us in like a mother bird, hems in her chicks.
He chooses to be near, do we choose to be near to Him? #Psalm139
I love everything about home.
I love coming home at the end of the day and pulling on my cozy clothes.
I love standing in my kitchen preparing a meal.
I love sitting around the table with family and friends, and the conversation that is found there.
And I love this scripture about home.
By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures. Proverbs 24:3-4
It takes wisdom to build a house.
Home is the place where we purpose to understand each other. The safe place where we and our children are established.
It’s where our minds are filled with knowledge of God as our heads bend over our Bibles.
Home is where we can ask hard questions, ponder the things of God, and help one another understand.
The knowledge that we find in a home built by wisdom are like rooms filled with rare and beautiful treasure. 🏡
Behind the Poem: Fire by Night
In the book of Exodus we find the Israelites traveling through the wilderness, and the wilderness is hard place to be. Not knowing the whole plan, uncertain of their future, trusting God day by day.
Yet God was faithful. He led them with a cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night.
God does not change, in our darkest night when insomnia and worry come to plague us, He warms with His fire by Night.
When fear grips us and we don’t know the plan, He leads us by His Fire by Night. May you feel Him warm, and see the light of His fire today. 🔥
Happy Monday! 🍂 Let’s put feet to our faith!👣🙌