Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Growing Old

God keep my heart attuned to laughter
When youth is done.
When all the days are suddenly gray days
Coming after sun.
God keep me from bitterness and grieving
And self pity.
When life seems over, full of pain and cold,
A duty bound city.
Let my love and joy always be found in You
Searching not for youth.
But always reading from Your holy word
Daily gleanings of truth.
God remind me I am still within Your fold
My soul will not be sold.
God keep me always loving and believing
As I grow old.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Redeeming Christmas

Snarling traffic, faces are too.
Speeding cars, have lots to do.
Hand gesticulations, not so nice.
Parking spots, some not precise.
Busy clerks, with nary a smile.
Hurry on, don’t wait a while!
This is Christmas, push on through.
It is so busy, so much to do.
“Love one another, as I have loved you.”

Christmas lists, charge cards will do.
Otherwise returns are all up to you!
Buying extravagant, have the gold card?
Watching bank balance, so very hard!
Rich food we will bake, including a cake.
Forget the diets, we will all partake.
Think of weight later, get on the scale.
The shock is fattening, when we exhale!
“If your enemy is hungry give him food to eat.”

Flyers come in, more from the stores.
Thrilling pictures with all the “mores”
Sales galore, encouraging us to buy.
Pictures in colour, tempt the browsing eye.
How long before we stop and intercede?
We can together, put out a decree.
Christ is our Christmas, we can all agree!
“Not greedy for money but eager to serve others..”

John 13:34 & 35` :- “A New command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you,
so must love on another. By this all men will know that you are my
you disciples, if you one another.”

Proverbs 23:21 - “For drunkards and gluttons become poor.”

Proverbs 25:21 - “If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him
water to drink.”

I Peter 5: 2 - 3 - ”Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, serving as
overseers – not because you must, but because you are willing as God
wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve, not lording
it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.