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One Response to A Christmas Poem – The Mystery of His Coming

  1. Thank you for the beautiful poem Kurt. I’m trying to write more poetry this year and it’s always encouraging to read someone else’s fresh verses!

ALL THIS AND MORE . . .

ALL THIS AND MORE . . .

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The man listening to the music and whistlingHe’s the song in my whistle

The smile in my eyes

The dance in my feet

The hope when I cry

The song in my morning

The warmth in my soul

The strength in my waning

This great One I know

Niño durmiendo sobre su padre en la playaHe chose me

He holds me

He keeps me so near

Like a child in His arms

I need never to fear

Through earthquakes and soulquakes

Despite questions insane

One thing is quite set

And one truth now remains

His hand on my life

Bringing purpose in pain

Praise in pain

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    • Hi Laurie, Yes…my words. Sometimes I wax pathetic (or is that poetic?). Seriously, I actually enjoy writing poems. Thanks for the encouragement. You are loved…

The Sea I See

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Beach Lamp

Why does the ocean draw me so?

What depth of sea that calms my soul?

How does this wind and wave compete?

The smell, the sun, the sand on feet.

A soaring gull

A sunset sweet

The surging flow

A light replete

Why does this sea now welcome me?

What depth beyond my eyes to see?

How does my heart find solace here?

Within its grasp without a fear.

The sea

I see

Now beckons me.

God called the dry ground “land,”

and the gathered waters he called “seas.”

And God saw that it was good. 

Genesis 1:10 (NIV)

Beach Life Guard Station

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    • Yes, sometimes I get inspired! 🙂 Thank you for the kind words. (Most of my poems are under the “poem” tab at the right side of my blog.)

1,001 ~ A Grace Reflection

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Praying

A thousand times I’ve come to Him

A thousand times undone.

A thousand times He’s rescued me

And now a thousand one.

What is this love

That holds me close

Regardless of my sin?

What is this hope

A grace defined

Completely found in Him?

A thousand times He’s come to me

A thousand times redone.

A thousand times I’m found in Him

And now a thousand one.

Gratitude

One of the many traits we humans have in common is our tendency to fail. We can deny this reality, but it’s better to own it and run to God’s throne of mercy and grace. My path to His presence has few weeds. It is an often-traveled trail that leads me to His forgiveness.

Man walking on Bible

 May I pray for you?

Father, lead us to the cross, not just once but over and over again. Remind us of your grace and mercy. Draw us with your lovingkindness. Thank you that when we look into your eyes we see love. We are humbled by your faithfulness and goodness. Because of Jesus . . . amen.

Since we have a great High Priest, Jesus, the Son of God

who has passed through the heavens

 from death into new life with God, 

let us hold tightly to our faith. For Jesus is not some high priest

who has no sympathy for our weaknesses and flaws.

He has already been tested in every way that we are tested;

but He emerged victorious, without failing God. 

So let us step boldly to the throne of grace,

where we can find mercy and grace

to help when we need it most.

Hebrews 4:14-16 (VOICE)

 

 

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8 Responses to 1,001 ~ A Grace Reflection

  1. My thoughts written in your words! Reaches a responsive chord in my heart. It has that ‘lofty’ feel yet in words one can relate to. I enjoyed it a lot.

  2. The poem you wrote here is so beautiful. I sent it to my kids and a few other friends and family. 🙂 Gods grace is hard to get my head around, and I’m ok with that. I am overwhelmed by His desire to heal brokenness and pour His relentless love over us. I’m so grateful to be under the leadership of pastors who live by this same grace. When we see you, we see Jesus. Thank you for that reflection. Praying for you, and Bless you!!

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