Songs and Poems
Romans 8:31-32 “What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all–how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?”
Have you ever thought about God’s love? It is like a continuous rainstorm, never ending and ever showering. Every drop is filled with the sweetness of His love. It drenches us and freshens us in the heat of all our struggles. Oh, how I love to run and dance in that rain.
God’s love is like the ocean’s wave, crashing over the sea again and again; never ending until we feel all of His love. It thunders over our heads. It swamps us and engulfs us. It makes us sail across its powerful surfs and thrills us with joy and laughter.
You Made Me Brave – song by Amanda Cook & Bethel Music
When I saw this video poem “If tomorrow starts without me” and heard it read, it deeply moved my heart. “I have to post it,” I said. “And yes, immediately.
“It reminded me of how precious life is and how precious the people in our lives are, especially our love ones. Our lives are short and we need to live it well. We need to love and love much. We need to make our family time full, full of joy and full of laughter. Conflicts there will be, but let us resolve them all and most importantly forgive them all. Nothing fulfils us more than family, not even the riches and power of this world.
It also reminded me of how grateful we should be to our God who is willing to take us in – to His home, His eternal dwelling place, His grand palace where He lives and where there is no tomorrow. Every day will last forever. Every day will be a day of good memories. Every day we will live… and live forever… with our God and with our loved ones.[vimeo 105113459 w=601&h=338]
The poem is sad. It is a reminder of what is important to our lives. But it is also a victory poem. A poem for a life well lived because we will be welcomed to our home in heaven.
My admonishment to the marrieds – husbands “each one of you must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband (Eph 5:33).” Learn to forgive and cherish the days you have with each other. For the days are fleeting and will be gone before you know it.
And my encouragement all the saints – “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (Eph 5:8)” because there will be “a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” (Rev 21:1-5).
To read the poem, click this link “If tomorrow starts without me…”
Video created by Camille Marotte
Troubles, we have many. They will come and go. However, when the problems are in our midst, we usually can’t see through the mountain. There is no hope, our hearts will cry. It is too difficult. I can’t deal with it. Helen Steiner Rice wrote a beautiful poem that can perhaps help us across the mountain.
This Too Shall Pass (written by Helen Steiner Rice)
If I can endure for this minute
Whatever is happening to me,
No matter how heavy my heart is
Or how dark the moment may be-
If I can remain calm and quiet
With all the world crashing about me,
Secure in the knowledge God loves me
When everyone else seems to doubt me-
If I can but keep on believing
What I know in my heart to be true,
That darkness will fade with the morning
And that this will pass away, too-
Then nothing in life can defeat me
For as long as this knowledge remains
I can suffer whatever is happening
For I know God will break all of the chains
That are binding me tight in the darkness
And trying to fill me with fear-
For there is no night without dawning
And I know that my morning is near.