Not Thankful, Grateful

Thanks to Daryl for another fine poem:

DarylMadden

We are not thankful
For a country divided
But we are grateful
In our one God united

We are not thankful
For disease that we fear
But for unfailing love
Found in this moment here

We are not thankful
That our loved one died
But for the comfort
Of the Lord by our side

Not thankful for a job lost
So difficult to cope
But grateful for our Savior
For He is our true hope

Not thankful for pain
For the burdens we bear
But our Lord through his cross
In our suffering, share

We are not thankful
For the pain this life brings
But for our faith
To its promise, we cling

Not thankful for all
But if we live gratefully
The fruit will be joy
Into eternity

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Test of faith

  Psalm 138 (NIV)   1 I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart;    before the “gods” I will sing your praise.2 I will bow down toward your holy temple    and will praise your name    for your unfailing love and your faithfulness,for you have so exalted your solemn decree    that it surpasses your fame.3 When I called, you answered me;    you greatly emboldened me. 4 May all the [...]

The Sculptor

DarylMadden

A child watched a sculptor
All day remaining near
From a block of marble
A lion did appear

A question of amazement
Of wonder he did share
However did you know
A lion was in there?

My child, I must see
The vision in my heart
A passion of the knowing
Before I even start

A parable of teaching
The same for us be true
To learn the ways of God
To see within his view

How blessed be the way
With everything we see
The image of our God
Revealed in His beauty

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