The clouds break apart
dampened grass between my toes
Ah, new beginnings
By Martha L Shaw – © 4-15-2015
If we truly accepted our own imperfection, I mean TRULY, and lived with gratitude knowing how loved and forgiven we are, surely we would be less judgmental and more accepting, forgiving, and loving of one another?
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
Forgive another and I’m set free! Really? It’s true and this quote expresses it so well!
– Lewis B. Smedes, in ‘Forgive and Forget’ –
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
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
An ashen heap,
So full of memories burned and gone
However, not truly forgotten, but then:
Enter upon the scene Jesus Christ
Sin forgiven as ashes swept away and treasure redefined!
By Martha L Shaw – ©2-13-2013