Redemption’s Story

  Isaiah 45: 3 (ESV)  I will give you the treasures of darkness     and the hoards in secret places, that you may know that it is I, the Lord,     the God of Israel, who call you by your name.   Each move Each turn That took me There so far from you I recall and... Continue Reading →

The Living Word

  Created anew In Christ Jesus Precious  And true.   Purified Whole In my weakness  Your strength.   Belittled and shamed You whisper  "I AM  Your gold."   You're lifting my head No words can undo Your Words  Are burning in me.   Walking steady  Steadfast and sure Knowing  I'm Yours.   Living witness  Silently... Continue Reading →

Home

This post is part of the weekly Five Minute Friday link-up!   HOME How can His face shine warm Upon my frame How can His arms embrace All dirt and mess of me. Oh so many tears Are streaming I hear Him call My own true name. The Word He speaks: "Your voice is sweet Your... Continue Reading →

A Garden of the LORD

"When the worst happens in the life of a child of God, the best remains." Corrie ten Boom in the sermon: Field Under Heavenly Construction   Isaiah 58:11 HCSB The Lord will always lead you, satisfy you in a parched land, and strengthen your bones. You will be like a watered garden and a spring... Continue Reading →

Hidden Unveiling

A poem by Anna Louise Smit   A leper Unclean Shunned In shame.   My sin Exposed The sores and wounds Fester, hidden within.   My hardening heart All pain denies I see the law before me And call myself unclean.   And so I turn Away Bereft And lone.   Walking Numbed My head... Continue Reading →

Heaven’s Thread

Exodus 35:5-6 Take a sacred offering for the Lord. Let those with generous hearts present the following gifts to the Lord: blue, purple, and scarlet thread;    When God's people set to work to build the Temple of Solomon, they brought forth several gifts. Included in their gifts was blue thread. This was to be... Continue Reading →

Sweet Breath

A poem by Anna Louise Smit (2017) Do you see the many leaves Crushed and broken, torn, Barren tree Weeping shittim wood Arms stretched heavenward  Waiting? As manna then from heaven Falls Bare they do remain But in praises sway Many branches, side to side As One. Firmly planted In love's strong roots Swaying now... Continue Reading →

Save Me, LORD

I have gotten out my boat I have heard your call And gone But LORD, The wind and waves are fierce.   I'm scared in all this Unknown space Where nothing feels secure Where my hands are empty And my heart so cold.   LORD, save me Reach out Your hand And hold me tight... Continue Reading →

My Story is His

A poem by Anna Louise Smit    Dreaming again Pursuing through fear Into Your arms so secure Hearing there Your heart Beat safe.   Dreaming again Past the pain ridden past Past the sins You've flung far into sea Into my future of hope Of even my past, purposed good.   Dreaming again Seeing each... Continue Reading →

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