Our Comprehension


Up, down, left and right
Simple geometry
Front, back adding depth
Perspective now to see

Taste, sounds, and feeling
Colors of beauty
Blessing now of movement
Time to eternity

From the smallest atom
To the universe
The miracle of life
If wonders so diverse

And even greater still
The spiritual dimension
The gifts of God’s great love
Beyond our comprehension

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Not Thankful, Grateful

Thanks to Daryl for another fine poem:


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 [...]