Home at last

I am a stranger in this place A traveller on a journey home I carry nothing. It wouldn’t do To be burdened with inconsequential things Baggage can be discarded Pride and all folly Are excess on this final flight A new beginning, and I feel a thrill of anticipation A lifelong promise soon to be…

Petrichor

Love and life evaporating Drying out in the blazing heat of pain Leaving the spirit parched, desiccated Praying for relief Praying for a break to this drought   Then heaven opens Blessings fall, fresh showers Anoint a wilted heart Unfurling petals receive this rain And bask in its scent Petrichor for the soul  

Salvation is nearer

The world croons and calls Dances and mesmerizes So sweet, so very alluring Do what thou wilt, taste forbidden fruit Be yourself, know yourself, discover yourself Self, self, self …   But this is mere delusion And focused within, we find only darkness We need to lift our eyes outwards and upwards And there is…

Peace

Looking for peace In a world that won’t be still I turn to God And wait for answers the lily of the field allows worry to float away blown by the wind beyond sight and thought Lord, I am not a lily And I am afraid Don’t let me fall

What He does for us

There is so much our father does for us And sometimes the most special Are the little things The things you didn’t expect And barely dared to hope for You didn’t get rained on The bus came on time You got the job, made a living, met the One You were in trouble and He…

Thank God He doesn’t always say yes to prayer.

Can you imagine what it would be like if all your prayers were answered? For those who don’t pray, how about if all your wishes came true? Sounds good, doesn’t it? however, if you stop and really think about everything you’ve ever wished for, yearned for, prayed for, would that really be a good thing?…

The people of God

The people of God were worried. They saw suffering, hardship, and injustice all around them. They saw corruption from their country’s leaders and they didn’t know what to do. So they went to the leaders of their churches. What shall we do? they asked. Nothing, said the church leaders. It would be against God to…

Epitaph

There's always someone to rain on your parade Nose in the air, gleeful shaking of the head, "That'll never work!" with every setback, crocodile sympathy and a million I-told-you-so's It's a fight to stand up and be counted to do what is right, no matter what and you fight. That's what you do. There are…

Create Destroy

Charcoal to parchment the designer creates Stone upon stone the labourers bring Chisel to stone, the sculptor shapes Cathedral rises, to honour the King Atoms and poison, the scientists’ domain Working and slaving until the job’s done To end a war is their laudable aim Mushroom blossoms to blot out the sun Mallets and picks,…