Colors

Colors

Black was the color of sinful hearts. Black was the midnight sky. Into the darkness, a Light did appear In the form of a baby’s cry. Red was the blood the Light did shed Men’s blackened hearts to buy. Into His side the spear was thrust. “Abba, Father,” was His cry....
The Evergreen

The Evergreen

I came upon an Evergreen Its branches stark and bare. Its edges sharp and prickly, Poking out everywhere. Its trunk somewhat misshapen; Its needles parched and pale Its roots all bound and withered Neither hearty, whole, nor hale. Fading, failing, lifeless Without...
Test of Fire

Test of Fire

I placed my life before the King- The tokens of my worth. The pile reached high—so many things Accomplished since my birth. I looked around at other piles, Some pitifully small, And wondered at those offerings. Were they worth anything at all? My joy was overflowing;...
Designed for Service to the King

Designed for Service to the King

I was designed for service to the King, Uniquely made for His Purpose and Plan. He gave me eyes to see His people’s needs. He gave me ears to hear His children’s cries. He gave me a voice to speak on their behalf. He gave me hands to minister to their flesh. He gave...
Plain Wrappings

Plain Wrappings

The package wasn’t pretty, Tied with ribbon or with bows— No decorative, shiny paper Where the light reflects and glows— Just a simple, plain brown wrapping Covered what was held inside, But my son stretched out his arms to me And gave the gift with pride. For his...
God’s Artistry

God’s Artistry

In the beginning, the earth had no form Only darkness and no daylight, no dusk, day, or morn An empty waste—barren, stagnant, unformed Til the power of God’s spoken Word created, transformed. God said, “Let there be,” and then there was light. Next He separated the...