That Which Surpasses

I used to love seeing those games
Where everything stays the same
Balls set set strings
Ducks go diving
The pure motion always remains

Perpetual games they were called
And I would get quite enthralled
When my life took a turn
Twas then that I learned
Perpetual is not this at all

The sunrise and sunset each day
The wind and the sun and the rain
These are the things
That surpass everything
When it comes to perpetual ways

These gifts that come from above
Filled with our Father’s love
Will always remain
For His love will not change
His mercy is always enough

 

 

In response to the daily prompt https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/06/22/a-new-daily-post-word-prompt-june-22nd-2018-word-perpetual/

Mercy Paintings

I saw the sunset painting hanging in the air so high
So I asked my painter neighbor why he hung it in the sky
He said is was not him who put that painting where it lie
It must have been another one’s surprise

So I asked around the art museum who might be the one
Who hung their painting in the sky when they thought it was done
When I walked back out to see the sight I noticed what had come
A new painting was shining like the sun

Now I was quite perplexed another painting had appeared
Then I noticed that it changed again and I broke down tears
I realized that no earthly one could paint such brilliance here
That God was sending me a message clear

Every moment mercy comes into my life to stay
Just like the brilliant sunset it’s faithful every day
And no one does provide it like the master in His way
I take it so for granted as it fades

From now on I will recognize His mercies all brand new
From the brilliance of a sunrise to the wet of grassy dew
From the singing birds that greet the sun rising with its hue
His mercies do abound for me and you

And when I see the mercy paintings hanging in the sky
There will no longer be a question why it hangs so high
I will know that God does show His love and that He’s always nigh
Then I will l lift His name with praises high

Be the Blessing

So many people look around for relevance these days
It seems that we got lost along the way
Either we have closed ourselves to putting others first
Or we’ve gotten caught in our own selfish ways

It’s so unfortunate that we don’t see the others needs
That we don’t extend the mercy we’ve received
We’re called to be benevolent and merciful to all
Because mercy is what fills the others needs

Let’s look outside ourselves today and see who we can touch.
Let’s be the blessing God wants us to be
We can change the world if we’ll step outside ourselves
To be what God intended us to be

 

 

In response to the daily prompt https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/06/15/a-new-daily-post-word-prompt-june-15th-2018-word-benevolent/

Open the Flood Gates

His mercy and grace abounded to me
When I saw the blood at Calvary
Was meant to pardon and set me free
The flood gates were open wide

Now when I look up at that old rugged cross
I now longer see the life that was lost
My eyes now are open to know of the cost
He paid just to give me life

Wonderful Savior
Glorious Lord
Abounding in mercy
Fulfilling your word
Perfect redemption
Bought with your blood
I lift your praise up high

Open the flood gates of mercy today
Open them wide so all can be saved
Open my mouth so I’ll declare your ways
Sharing the message of life

My heart will worship
My lips will praise you
My soul will honor your name
My voice will sing out
Hosanna to Jesus
Open the flood gates of praise

Wonderful Savior
Glorious Lord
Abounding in mercy
Fulfilling your word
Perfect redemption
Bought with your blood
I lift your praise up high

 

A New Painting

I love a brilliant sunrise
When the clouds are gilded in gold
Seeing this marvel unfolding
Is something that never grows old

Then as the sun is leaving
The sunset is equally grand
A new painting  done every minute
By the master’s loving hand

So beautiful is this ceation
It’s hard to imagine much more
But the wonder of His sweet mercy
Is an aesthetic I can’t ignore

He forgave all of our sins
By sending His son to die
Then He shows His wonderful grace
By giving eternal life

The next time you see some beauty
Just remember that Jesus loves you
Then you will see that His mercy
Like that painting is always new

 

In response to the new daily prompt esthetic

His Light Speaks

Three in the morn
Darkness
Fills the skies
Fills the air
Fills my sight
Cloud fused moonlight
Stars obscured
Street light shine in town
Some house lights ondarkne
To keep the darkness out
But out on the path
Way at the end
No light filters in
Eyes don’t see the trail
Flashlight needed to navigate
Finding my way
In the dark
Solitude
Quiet all around
No one else moving
No dogs barking
No cars moving
No birds singing
Only the sound of silence
Fills the air
Beautiful quiet
In which to pray To meditate
To reflect on God’s goodness
He speaks
I listen
I hear
Poems come
Return to house
I write
You read
Mercy flows
All are blessed
By the darkness
Into which His light speaks

Your Great Love

I can’t describe the love you have for me
I can’t describe the mercy that sets me free
Your great love
Is more than enough
To satisfy my wildest dreams

I don’t believe the peace and joy I’ve found
I don’t believe your grace that does abound
Your great love
Is more than enough
To keep my feet on solid ground

Your great love. Your great love
You call to me with open arms
Your great love is more than enough
To always keep me safe from harm

I wonder when I’ll finally see your face
I wonder when I’ll join the angel’s praise
That great day
Is not far away
I’ll celebrate with hands upraised

Your great love. Your great love
You call to me with open arms
Your great love is more than enough
To always keep me safe from harm

Every storm that comes
Every trial that looms
Has to flee and run from your great love
Every turn I take
Every day I wake
You are there to guide with your great love

Your great love. Your great love
You call to me with open arms
Your great love is more than enough
To always keep me safe from harm

Little Mercies

The birds sing above
The stars shine their love
The rain is enough
What mercy

The sun rises slow
Then sets down below
In beauty that shows
What mercy

These are the little mercies that come each day
Mercies we miss all the time
Open your eyes
To God only wise
And see that His mercy does shine

The flowers all bloom
The Veggies look good
The trees wave in tune
What mercy

My breath still arrives
There’s light in my eyes
The sounds are alive
What mercy

These are the little mercies that come each day
Even when trials seems to stay
Open your eyes
To God only wise
And see that He loves you always

His mercy is always around you
His love never goes on break
If we will just open our hearts
He’ll show us His mercy again

Look for the little mercies that come each day
They never cease in your life
Open your eyes
To God only wise
Let His mercy help you survive

Limitless Mercy

My days have not always been joyful
His peace has not always been mine
I struggled with sin
Such anger within
I needed a fresh start in life

Then one day I cried out to Jesus
I made Him my Savior and Lord
He showed me His grace
My sin was erased
His mercy became my rewardmercy

His limitless mercy has washed over me
Like stars in the heavens no end do I see
The grace that has pardoned my sin runs so deep
His limitless mercy has washed over me

Now joy bubbles up from my Spirit
His peace always makes my heart glad
His presence is near
I find solace here
The best friend that I’ve ever had

His limitless mercy has washed over me
Like stars in the heavens no end do I see
The grace that has pardoned my sin runs so deep
His limitless mercy has washed over me

The depth of His love
Is always enough
He knows all I need
My prayers He does heed
I’ll walk by His side
In him I’ll abide
His grace is secure
His mercy is pure

His limitless mercy has washed over me
Like stars in the heavens no end do I see
The grace that has pardoned my sin runs so deep
His limitless mercy has washed over me

His Blessings Flow

When it comes to the mercy of my God
I don’t know where to start
He gave His only beloved Son
To purify my heart

When I think of the grace that he bestows
The list grows rather long
Day after day His blessings flow
And to me they belong

And when I think of the patience He and with me
I don’t know where to begin
I was running from Him for oh so long
I’m sure it was running thin

But He loved me then and He loves me know
And He’ll love me forevermore
I can  only lift up my heart and sing
To my precious, wondrous Lord

 

In response to the daily prompt Thin