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Poems

The dawn of true knowing

The dawn—how glorious! The Christ is here. The night has departed.

​ God is our Shepherd we all know this even those of us who scamper away from the thought of being a follower a meek and lowly sheep But it’s good to be a lamb fold yourself into the flock let God keep watch over you and you and you too because We are also shepherds that’s right we reflect the Shepherd we abide—stand by, stand with,    one with our God​ keeping watch over our flock/our    thoughts/our view of ourselves and others by night—by darkness, doubt    and fear until the way is clear ​and we know and feel right now that God is here​ Sometimes we’re the shepherds and sometimes we’re the sheep either way watch and pray today —Madora Kibbe.

Beyond and above

Candles of sunlight      dance as they rise O’er dappled green      meadows Joying my eyes Yet beyond and above      a moment in time Glows the light true      eternal, sublime Its ineffable joy The kingdom within Where vast views of      heaven Forever have been In that sweet secret      place Of grandeur and might Ever safe, ever held In Truth’s marvelous light —G. Gershala Goldsmith.

Ask me this

Ask me not about time nor space nor age nor about my sons or daughters. Talk to me not about the weather or the media nor ask my vocation or location nor query my involvement   in politics or society no matter how kindly meant.

The sovereign God

Everywhere and every hour The Lord upholds all life. The presence of eternal Mind Is here to still all strife.

Safe

On the crashing shores,      the ebb and flow of sense, I cry— Feed my famished heart!      Satisfy my yearning for higher, purer ways.      Quicken my affections in the radiance of the real,        the shelter of Spirit’s embrace.

Fresh oil

For thou, Lord, hast made me glad through thy work:… I shall be anointed with fresh oil.   — Psalms 92:4, 10 In the quiet of morning I kneel my thoughts Before Love divine To hear God’s voice, To receive God’s Word; In this precious communion I can feel God’s closeness, His tender comfort, I grasp fresh glimpses Of His truth; I bow my head In humility And thank Him for This spiritual nourishment, The oil of inspiration.

Our Pastor’s Sermon

Dear weekly Lesson-Sermon, You’re a vehicle for Soul To speak our Pastor’s message; This is your sacred role. Your message in each Sermon Brings our Pastor ever near, The Word of God around the globe, Eliminating fear.

No fall from Love’s eternal grace

If Love is God, whose grace cannot be thwarted, then Love prevails, and you and I endure. Like oil and meal multiplied, and Cana’s water turned to wine, the good at hand, our very substance, springs afresh and ever new.

God’s love is infinite

Matthew 5:43–45, 48   You may have heard men say Love your neighbor; hate your enemy. Our Master knew a kinder way: Love your enemies, include them Each time you pause to pray, So you may prove yourself a daughter or son  Of your Father, the heavenly One.