WHAT IS FAITH?

February 7, 2019

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HE WILL NEVER LEAVE ME

I am touched by the rays

Of a sun I cannot see.

Still, I am changed.

By Martha L Shaw © 2-29-2016

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TRUST AND FOLLOW

November 1, 2018

Qavah

I embarked along the path

I was directed to take.

Assuming it would be short . . . .

Assuming clear weather . . .

Assuming a warm climate . . .

But these were brief and fleeting at best.

The path was mostly unpaved,

Slippery and full of fallen trees.

I stumbled and skinned my knees.

I was cold.

The only sound I heard was my own breathing

And the call of wild beasts of prey!

Oh, when would I . . .

No!

Ouch!

Why?

Will I ever?

At some point I turned around a bend

And there it was!

My destination,

For a time anyway,

Had been reached!

I sighed at the glow of the sun

And felt its rays.

I wonder . . .

Could it have been there all along

Waiting for me to look up?

By Martha L Shaw – © 2013

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LIKE THE MOTHER BIRD

October 17, 2018

Just as a mother bird broods 

to protect her young . . .

giving them warmth,

safety,

covered with her love,

and when the time comes

sets them free

to do as they were created to do . . .

so, too, does our Creator God

love and protect us

in the shelter of His wings.

We may not see Him,

but His love, power, and grace

are with us always.

By Martha L Shaw – ©2018

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REFLECTED GLORY

October 4, 2018

Lord,

your great love

your grace,

your favor

sweeps the clouds away

and opens my eyes anew

to the brilliance of Your light . . .

more glistening even than the sun

shining down on me

in unmeasurable abundance

from the endless sky!!

Let me be your servant

that others

may feel drawn to you

and know

your magnificance!

By Martha L Shaw – ©2018

 

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IMPATIENT FOR GRACE

October 2, 2018

I was certain the day was coming!

But kept waking up without

feeling deflated

for a gift belated.

Would it never come at all?

A few days . . .

months . . .

years . . .

then it happened “overnight!”

My gift of grace,

more than I ever dreamed of

and surely did not deserve

came to me

at just the right time!

I am forever thankful!

By Martha L Shaw – ©2018

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HIS

October 1, 2018

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 – ©2013

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REBORN!

September 26, 2018

My transformation

mosaic of brokenness

reordered by God

By Martha L Shaw ©2016

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