October 24, 2013
So, I stand here tired and stressed and facing the crisis of today and wondering WHAT WILL BE THE CRISIS OF TOMORROW . . .
Problem with this line of thinking?
The Lord already had the solution for today’s crisis YESTERDAY and while I’m running ahead fussing about tomorrow, HE’S HOLDING OUT HIS HANDS TO ME WITH THE SOLUTION I NEED RIGHT NOW.
All I have to do is accept His Gift!
October 19, 2013
Oh, well. Jesus was also betrayed.
October 17, 2013
My eyes fail, looking for your promise; I say, “When will you comfort me?”
Are you seeking the Lord’s promise, His comfort? I am. Comfort presents a soothing image like this perhaps:
The sun streaming through my bedroom window, the sounds of birds singing and children at play outside . . . the afghans, quilts, pillows and things I’ve created do provide comfort. I am, at this moment designing something of that sort to provide comfort to someone I love. I know my gift will be appreciated.
Still, it will not be quite enough. We cannot, in our humanness, provide “enough.” As I read what the Psalmist writes “when will you comfort me” I am convicted. For, like him I know the Lord’s promises, know they are real, know they are mine, and know they bring me more than enough . . . as only He can.
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. John 14:1-3
My heart is troubled. But I am working on that because He loves me. Just as the throw I design and make for the one I love will provide warmth and comfort, so then will the Lord provide in much greater ways than my love can do. So, I will stitch, I will pray, I will listen, and I will wait. I already know how my story ends, for He already won for me the victory!
October 16, 2013
I find myself lost in a world of doing,
Yet I am greatly in need of simply being.
The real question?
Am I truly lost at all?
By Martha L Shaw – © 10-15-2013
October 13, 2013
I can’t be sure
If the stars still lit up the night
Before I met you
For the eyes of my heart
Were not yet open.
The tiniest spark
In the darkness of my fear
Fills me with your Light
And warms me.
By Martha L Shaw – © 10-13-2013
October 12, 2013
Your arms stretched out,
“it is finished” is what you said,
But for me it had only just begun.
All those years before my birth,
Your hand print of love
Was already on my soul
And eternal life with you was mine
Before my first breath!
Yours is a love without beginning
And without end!
By Martha L Shaw – © 10-12-2013