Daily Archives: September 10, 2020

Love is a Wonderful Thing

The indescribable love of God is an amazing thing. It heals, it strengthens, it restores, it builds up, it saves and it encourages.

Love is a wonderful thing. Hate often seems triumphant as we turn on the news. It seems to outshine love, and we grow weary by the cruelties we witness through the screen or from firsthand experience.  And by taking a good look in the mirror, we often question how loving we really are, for our guilt is reflected back at us for how we have failed others in a lack of love.

Sometimes, we are just too scared to love. But love is still the greatest of all. There is no way this earth could spin well without love. God’s love empowers us to love well. Without the love of the Lord, I find my own human love falling far short, unable to love when times are hard and stress is high. Thankfully, we can call out to the Lord for his help and his sustaining love.

Dedicated to: Fay Ann Swearing
My Desired Love
I was nurturing my garden but I was in despair,
for I was dissatisfied with the appearances of the flowers that were there.
Suddenly! My eyes beheld a flower that immediately brought me cheer,
Its leaves were full of dew, petals of brightest hues,
I will nourish and cherish that flower, just because that flower is you.

Let us pause and reflect on the incomprehensible love that God has for us.

A Treacherous Climb

I found myself walking in a place unfamiliar to me, only to realize it was only a dream,
Glancing around I saw behind me a lonely road heading down a stream,
In the opposite direction a peak before me so high, a very steep hill,
this unfamiliar place so quiet and still,
enthralled by anxiety the dirt sunk beneath my feet,
pulse racing, I felt dizzy, I felt my heart wildly beat,
knowing not my destination, I sigh as I ponder my situation,
I stood in disbelief and breathe out my frustration.

I began my treacherous climb, slipping, sliding in the dirt like I was diving,
Anxiety wrapped its arms around me, without warning, I began crying,
like a fountain, I just let my tears spill,
nervously climbing this dangerous hill,
twas an uphill battle, getting above this hill that looks like a mountain,
my nerves rattle, my tears flow uncontrollably like a fountain,
gazing at this empty place, I felt as though I was going to die,
but then, I tried to pray even though I was terrified.

The hill so rough and splintery and so the task was hard, you see,
as I climb my feet grew weak,
wobbling a bit, I slowly try to stand,
brushing away the dirt from my knees and my feeble hand,
feeling of sinking, clawing for solid ground,
crawling on my belly I sensed the smell of death coming from all around,
the whisper of a cold wind blew and whipped across my face,
I silently whispered, oh Lord, this death fate I must embrace.

This experience is about a dream I had recently. Regrettably I woke up before reaching the top of the hill. It was a nerve rocking experience. I felt weak and tired when I woke up, only to realize it was only a dream.

Today you may have thought that you have reached your highest point and you cannot climb any further. Yet, there is hope and there are many lessons to be learnt from this difficult experience. Our focus should not stay hung up on all the struggles we face in life and possibly still experiencing at this time.

Regardless of how difficult opposition may rise, remember that the Almighty God has a purpose and plan to far exceed anything of the world and its leverages. When we stand firm in the relationship with God, he gives us power to overcome.

Whatever your mountain may be, I am confident that with God’s help you can climb it. Just imagine the glory of conquering it.

Dear Heavenly Father today give us strength though your Spirit to face whatever struggle may come our way. I know with you, we will get to the other side. In Jesus Christ name. Amen