The Lord spoke to my soul!
He often lovingly whispers, but this time He called out victoriously to my soul and this was His message which I must share!
Get up and dance!
Do you not hear the glad sound?
Have you not seen the sun?
Is the splendor of this day lost to you?
Place your feet on the floor!
Lift your hands!
As the trumpet sounds
Sail across the floor in harmony with me!
Dance, clap, sing, share!
I am yours!
You are mine!
Is this not cause to celebrate?
By Martha L Shaw ©2015-2018
Feeling all alone
The tiny broken winged bird
Knew that God sent you
By Martha L Shaw – © 2018
Lord, you offer us
a foretaste of heaven
as we stumble through this world.
Let us taste its sweetness today
as we walk
side by side with you.
By Martha L Shaw ©2016
I saw the others in the room
dancing to a tune I could not hear.
I stood aside,
I watched and sighed.
They seemed to share a joy
I didn’t know.
They seemed to know a love
I didn’t feel.
I waited in lonely silence.
Then, I could wait no more.
With awkward steps
I left my hiding place
At first my steps
Were slow and few
But then it happened!
I began to hear the music, too!
The more I danced,
The less I considered my shaky feet
For I had found something else.
I discovered joy!
By Martha L Shaw – © 2014
Depending on your faith or denomination, this might not be completely familiar, but ,I was thinking of Mom at church yesterday and recalled her telling me that as a tiny girl she would march around the house holding an upside down broom and pretend to be the crucifer at church.
So, later in the service, as we sung the Doxology and got to the words “praise Him all creatures here below” I remembered myself as a wee one singing the same words with one tiny mistake. I misunderstood and heard them say “preacher” rather than “creature” AND GOT MAD! I decided they were NOT going to tell me only PREACHERS could praise Him. I WAS GOING TO AS WELL! lol
It should not surprise anyone that both of us have, in our own ways, felt called to forms of ministry from a very young age.
What does the word “share” bring to your mind? Perhaps it’s a thought of the kids fighting over a toy and “I wish they’d share.” How do we teach them? Perhaps, it’s a book you just read that “I can’t wait to give to Sue.” Could be the last cookie in the jar . . . broken in half, it becomes a treat for two.
Sharing is a tough concept in our world today. We seem to have raised generations of people who are driven to acquire, to have it all. We have so much more than previous generations and yet we aren’t satisfied. We lack joy. What is the answer? I think this quote sums it up well. Share something precious today! God did. He gve us His only Son. Look for Him in the eyes of all whom you meet today . . . and smile!
There is no delight in owning anything unshared.
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