Vision

Day 5 Vision

I’m at the garden center;
The fancy one.
With gently cascading waterfalls
And brightly colored flowers.

The scent of Gardenia
Wafts through the air
And golden Koi fish swoon
In quiet ponds
Shaded by
Red Japanese Maples.

A favorite place
For me
A vision of heaven,
Of peace
And quiet
And tranquility.

Reminding me
To slow down
And recognize
There is One bigger
Than me,
And that
He is beautiful.

He had a vision
When he made
These things
A vision when
He made me.

And He is still
At work making
His vision true,
Still at work making
All things
New.

Revelation 21:5
I heard a voice thunder from the Throne: “Look! Look! God has moved into the neighborhood, making his home with men and women! They’re his people, he’s their God. He’ll wipe every tear from their eyes. Death is gone for good—tears gone, crying gone, pain gone— all the first order of things gone.” The Enthroned continued, “Look! I’m making everything new Write it all down—each word dependable and accurate.” #hopewriterlife#hopewriter

Commitment

Hope Writer Challenge
Day 4 Commitment

You, O God
Are committed
To me.

Sometimes
I wonder
How this
Can be.

But your Word
Says you
Adopted me,
Welcoming me
Into your family.

You chose to
Love and
Feed and
Clothe me.

To serve
And teach
And wash
My feet.

To care
And provide
And tend
My needs.

You promise
To be
My provider
Protector,
Defender,
Mediator,
And Advocate.

You wrote
My name in
Your book
And me saved
A seat
At your table.

You put your ring
On my finger
And honored me.

You threw a party
Because
I came home.
And Now
I will never
Be alone.

You raised
Your banner
For all to see.

For you, O God
Are committed
To me.

“Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love. Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure he took in planning this!) “Ephesians 5:3-6 (Msg) #hopewriterlife #hopewriter