Careful with that Iron

There seem to be more labels
On the stuff we buy today
I just cannot get over
The message they convey

A jar of peanuts warning
That peanuts here reside
A shirt that says don’t iron
While you are still inside

There is one label needed
On life that I don’t see
Make sure you trust in Jesus
Before death swallows thee

 

 

In response to the daily prompt Warning

Just Abide

Bewildered
The Master dead
What a tragedy
What now?

Quiet
No words of encouragement
No teaching remembered
Where can I draw strength?

Alone
My friend in the grave
He left before his work was done
Why did he have to die?

Worried
I have been seen with him
They think I am guilty too
What will I do now?

Afraid
They will be looking for me
They will be relentless
What will the rest of my life hold?

Sad
He was so good to us
He always encouraged us
How can I go on?

Brokenhearted
I loved him so much
My soul cries out for comfort
To whom shall I turn?

Waiting
He always told us to have hope
He always told us not to worry
How long must I hide?

I will just abide
I will go until tomorrow
I will take one day at a time
I will trust him
Even though he’s dead

Words in Due Time

This world is a quite often cruel
A place where our trust meets the test
We reach out in love
Then feel a quick shove
Pushing away all our best

Then others will be nice to you
They will speak gentle words so kind
But just turn your back
They take those words back
You’re betrayed by their words in due time

When we follow Jesus He loves us
With a love that is tender and true
We can trust in Him
Through thick and through thin
He’ll never once betray you

 

In response to the daily prompt Betrayed

A Day Gone Bad for Good

I’ve often had a day that I consider bad
Not a thing goes quite the way that I would wish it had
When I look back at one day that happened long ago
My bad day seems quite beautiful compared to what I’ll show

It started with betrayal from a friend that he held dear
Then a walk to a garden where he prayed with many tears
He asked his closest friends to pray with him as one
But they just fell asleep so he had to pray alone

Soon soldiers had arrived with that friend who turned away
A kiss upon his cheek was the clue that he’s the prey
After a brief scuffle all those with him turned to flee
He was taken captive by a Roman enemy

Early in the morning several trials now were held
Religious leaders found men who would fashion lies to tell
They beat him and the spit on him as he remained quite still
They charged him with blasphemy and took him down the hill

Just before the dawn the second trial took place
That Roman procurator found him guiltless to his face
Sent him back to Herod who did not know what to do
Back to the Roman who decided pain was due

They scourged him with a whip laced with chips of stone
Then placed upon his head a crown of longest thorns
Bloody and so tired he faced a crowd he’d seen
Just five days ago they had praised him in the streets

This time they would choice between him and some known thief
They chose the other guy and gave him no relief
Crucify him was their cry and they strapped on him a cross
He bowed under its weight and another helped him up

They made it to the place that others were to die
They drove through hands and feet long and painful spikes
The cross was set upright and the terror now began
Only nine am and what a day he had not planned

He hung there for six hours and many words he spoke
He asked God to forgive them for the life that they forsook
Halfway through the sky turned dark in middle of the day
The final act was written it is finished he did say

They laid him in a borrowed tomb and set a guard to watch
The tomb wad sealed with one large stone so no one could approach
His day was over and to us it looks so very bad
But truly it’s the best day that we have ever had

We call this day Good Friday for our sins were washed away
Our healing was provided by the stripes He took that day
Deliverance from all our enemies was now ensured
His death became our victory for all of time secured

So sing aloud your praises for this worst of any day
Remember what had happened when you’re stuck in nasty days
Rejoice in all your trials and worship His great name
Jesus Christ endured the cross to take away your pain

What A Merciful God

What a merciful God we serve
What a merciful God we serve
He gave His own Son
To die in our place
What a merciful God we serve

What amazing grace He gives me
What amazing grace He gives me
Al His blessings divine
Are forever mine
What amazing grace He gives me

What abundant hope God has shared
What abundant hope God has shared
I know heaven is mine
For He lives for all time
What abundant hope God has shared

What adoring love God reveals
What adoring love God reveals
Every promise I own
As He sits on the throne
What adoring love He has shown

This Chaotic World

I had tried to get much knowledge
I had tried to find true joy
I had tried to find real love
But it all was one big ploy

I was frantic to find something
That would make my life seem full
But emptiness was all I found
In this chaotic world

It was then I found my Savior
Actually, He came to me
He called my name out load
He said He’d set me free

No more would I lack comfort
Or peace, joy, hope or love
He would give them all to me
If I’d call to Him above

Ever since that day
I have lifted up my praise
To the one who called to me
And saved me by His grace

In response to the daily prompt Frantic

New Covenant

The day has come
Prepare the feast
We celebrate
Egypt’s defeat

The Passover
Is here today
A meal prepared
To eat and pray

The room prepared
The table set
Jesus arrives
With closest friends

He stoops down low
He washes feet
Some think not them
They try retreat

The servants’ way
Jesus explains
Is what He came
To teach and train

After the meal
He takes the bread
This is my flesh
New Covenant

He takes the cup
This is my blood
To cleanse your sin
It is enough

They leave the room
As Jesus talks
When all is said
They end their walk

In Garden dark
He bows his head
Thy will be done
Not mine He said

Time for a Haircut?

I used to go to barbershops
I’d have them cut my hair
These days my wife is chosen
To give me my hair care

I must admit in all those years
Of barbering in shops
I never saw a quartet
Singing as they chopped

I love to sing with gusto
With a quartet of my own
Father, Son and Holy Ghost
Join me from their throne

We sing loud Hallelujahs
And praises to the King
He is worthy of my praise
To Him my song I sing

In response to the daily prompt Quartet

Wiggle and Waggle

I remember miniskirts from teenage years gone by
They wiggled and they waggled and my eyes were satisfied
But then came micro skirts
They were always so much worse
Very little was concealed from my eyes so open wide

That lust has long been gone sine I gave my heart away
To my wonderful sweet Jesus who died for me that day
Crucified upon a tree
Now His blood has set me free
My sinful ways are gone and His love is on display

 

In response to the daily prompt Micro

Have Mercy, Lord, On Me

Please take my sorrow and grant me joy
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my worry and grant me hope
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my doubt and grant me faith
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my sickness and grant me health
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my poverty and give my wealth
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my weakness and grant me strength
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my foolishness and grant me wisdom
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my bondage and grant me freedom
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my inability and grant me ability
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my waywardness and grant me guidance
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my sin and grant me justification
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my pride and grant me humility
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my anxiety and grant me patience
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my harshness and grant me gentleness
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my rudeness and grant me goodness
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my gluttony and grant me temperance
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Pleaser take my forwardness and grant me meekness
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my unforgiveness and grant me forgiveness
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my confusion and grant me peace
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my anger and grant me understanding
Have mercy, Lord, on me
Please take my hate and grant me love
Have mercy, Lord, on me