2 Timothy 1 – Short Poem

As I gaze at the weight, of the task at hand,

And wonder how I could be part of the plan,

I’m timid and weak, my words often fail,

Lord, why would you not, just choose someone else?

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Someone with boldness, someone with faith,

Someone whose words, simply hold more weight,

Someone like Paul, who even in chains,

Still found a way, of proclaim your name,

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But Father forgive me! Forgetful man,

It’s not for my actions, or things I’ve done,

It’s only by grace, and only your love,

Your purpose revealed, through Jesus the man,

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Lord help us to stand, in this world full of sin,

As pressures to change, slowly weigh us in,

Clinging onto Christ, and his blood-drenched cross,

Your intimate love, at ultimate cost

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©2018, by Gome


Image Credit: Tom & Jerry Online

Dear London – Short Poem

Dear London and Manny, thank you for your spirit,

Through tragedy and trial, with love you pushed through it,

Those shocking, heart-breaking and gut-wrenching nights,

Of so few so cowardly, it begs the question “Why?”

Disastrous, unfathamable, careless-little-minds,

Descended on your streets, steeling from them many lives,

Demonically possessed, with intent to spread fear,

Instead were met with bravery, and love beyond compare,

Arising from the ashes, dusted off in defiance,

“Enough is enough!” Fear shall never define us,

Nor will it divide us, but bring us ever closer,

Lest victory be handed, to those mindless little loners,

In a game of top trumps, love triumphs over all,

Not acting like Pharisees, who’d look but ignore,

And to the many helpers, who acted on instinct,

Stared death in the face, yet helped without flinching,

Known to mind your business, the way you mind the gap,

Instead you flipped the script, with love unwrapped,

We thank you for you bravery, we thank you for your love,

Refreshing and brotherly, beyond and above.

Like Sheep without a Shepard

“We all like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and The Lord has laid on him the sins of us all”

(Isaiah 53:6)

“For God SO loved the world that he gave his ONLY son, that WHOEVER believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life”

(John 3:16)

Jesus said: “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”

(John 10:10)

Search me, O God!

“Our inner thoughts are a lamp from the Lord, and they search our hearts.” (Proverbs 20:27)

“Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” (Psalm 139:23+24)

Food for thought

Good Friday

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“He grew up before him like a tender shoot,

And like a root out of dry ground.

He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,

Nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.

He was despised and rejected by mankind,

A man of suffering and familiar with pain.

Like one from whom people hide their faces, he was despised,

And we held him in low esteem.

Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering,

Yet we considered him punished by God,

Stricken by him, and afflicted.

But he was pierced for our transgressions,

He was crushed for our inequities;

The punishment that brought us peace was on him,

And by his wounds we are healed.

We all like sheep have gone astray,

Each of us have turned to our own way;

And The Lord has laid on him the inequity of us all.”

(Isaiah 53:2-6)

Kitchen Table Wisdom – by Rachel Naomi Remens

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“I suspect that the most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention. And especially if it’s given from the heart. When people are talking, there’s no need to do anything but receive them. Just take them in. Listen to what they’re saying. Care about it. Most times caring about it is even more important than understanding it.”

(Quote by: Rachel Naomi Remens – Kitchen Table Wisdom)