May 19, 2012

Thankfulness reaches beyond ... to God's gift of love

a gift
a gift

were you, are you

not from an upright heart
is hypocritical,

given, returned
from God's word revealed to you
is humbling

and big.

in all things
all ways
The minutest details
of daily living
Are you thankful
for what you have

are you greedy
for more
and more
and more still

Does thankfulness
only come to you
when you have reached
what you think you deserve

Are you deserving
Are any of us

Do you refuse
to accept ...
is it because
there is something
about the other
you cannot, will not condone

Do you accept a gift
only with plans
to return it
to the giver

Where is your thankfulness
Where is your gratefulness
Who are you
to think you are
more deserving
than any other

Do you forget
from where you came

Do you live
like its only your life
that matters and no one else

Are you dissatisfied
with everything,

Do you doubt
the sincerity
and question
the love
of another?

Do you not know
Are you not aware
Do you not care
The gift
that God offers
to you
The gift of salvation
The gift of freedom
of new life
of Life! everlasting

In God's gift
there is only love

God, our creator
The One who is
and always shall be
loved us so much,
even in utter despair
over the choices we make,
He reached out to us
to bring us,
reunite us to Him.
God sent His Son
to die for us,
the ungodly.

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved." (John 3:16-17)

we refuse to accept,
to believe.

We follow
a road leading nowhere
a tunnel of darkness
The light of true understanding and insight
escapes us.

The gift offered ...
we see only what is
our individual thinking
and beliefs.

The syndrome of ...
This is what "I" believe
What another believes
is all fine and good
But this is what "I" believe
and therefore, this is truth.

There is only One Truth
One Way,
not many, not more than One.

It is not
the individual "what we believe,"
but what God says,
God's Truth,
God's love.

"For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9)

I believe God's word
I accept God's love
I accept His gift
of eternal life
offered me
through His Son,
the Lord Jesus Christ.
I believe there is only One Truth
One Savior - Jesus
One basic problem with humanity - Sin
One solution - Death

Too late, too late
Too old you think.
Until the moment you have breathed your last
or until Jesus returns,
it is not too late.
Every moment counts.
Act now.
Don't go to your grave
without God's gift of love,
without His peace.

"The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light." (Romans 13:12)

"have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them." (Ephesians 5:11)

Some, many are in the darkness now
and some are among the "used to be"
Those who "were once darkness, but now are light in the Lord, walk as children of light."   (Ephesians 5:8)

"Let us walk properly (decently), as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness; not in licentiousness and lewdness, not in strife and envy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts." (Romans 13:13-14)

Thankfulness reaches beyond ...

(c) February 26, 2011

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