October 21, 2015
Marked As Yours
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
April 25, 2015
The clouds break apart
dampened grass between my toes
Ah, new beginnings
By Martha L Shaw – © 4-15-2015
July 29, 2013
On a day when light is filtered
Through clouds and sudden showers,
I gaze at the neglected garden
And wonder if Eden looked this way
After the fall?
Thoughts of forgiveness
Appeared in the midst of
Sin’s glare . . .
A lily among the tangled growth.
By Martha L Shaw –© 7-29-2013 Words and image
April 7, 2013
Forgive another and I’m set free! Really? It’s true and this quote expresses it so well!
When you release the wrongdoer from the wrong, you cut a malignant tumor out of your inner life. You set a prisoner free, but you discover that the real prisoner was yourself.
– Lewis B. Smedes, in ‘Forgive and Forget’ –
March 26, 2013
No sin left unforgiven
At the last day
If you but ask.
Let Him fill you with His grace . . .
Eternal life Him.
“Do you love me?” I do.
By Martha L Shaw ©3-26-2013
February 28, 2013
Forgive me Lord . . .
For the many times I’ve been so caught up
in the new problems of the day
that I never even thanked you,
nor even at first noticed
the answered prayers of yesterday.
I am truly thankful for your love,
And your constant presence.
Teach me to reflect your love in my suffering
Just as you did when you suffered
So much more than I can ever comprehend
Out of your immeasurable love for me. Amen
By Martha L Shaw – © 2-28-2013