Like A Child

Like A Child

Like a Child
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Have you found again that treasure,
All forsaking, to possess?
Feel quiet embers fan back to life,
Become like a child again.
~ D.F.

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“The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field, which a person finds and hides again, and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.”
~ Matthew 13:44

Teacher’s Miracle

Teacher's Miracle

The Lord has worked his miracle,
Five loaves, two fish, 5,000 feed*.
But a greater feat, He must summon,
Forty youngsters in class to teach!
~ D.F.

*To all teachers of the young: You guys work miracles daily! Thank you 🙂

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*The Feeding of the Five Thousand. John 6:1-14

Holy Exile

Holy Exile

Rejoice, those now in foreign land,
In holy exile, blessed by His hand,
Our foes now fled, He bids us, “Come back”,
In white of snow, trace the Lord’s footsteps.
~ D.F.

Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
December 29, 2013

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The Flight to Egypt:

“… behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you. Herod is going to search for the child to destroy him.”
~ Matthew 2:13

The Word

The Word

The Word
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I was there when the sun first rose,
Hoisting it high to heaven’s height,
I was there to catch the evening glow,
Lullabies easing, earth’s first night.
~ D.F.

Feast of St John the Evangelist
December 27, 2013

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“All things came to be through Him, and without Him nothing came to be.”
~ John 1:3

Stephen

Stephen

The foes are biting, his head hung low,
It rained so hard, the stones and blows,
Yet, even as his blood ran cold,
Victory beckons! To the Lord, he holds.
~ D.F.

Feast of St Stephen, First Martyr
December 26, 2013

Sons of Man

Sons of Man

Linked by blood and common plan,
Two, these greatest sons of man*,
The first came forth to till the land,
The Word sown next, The Lord’s own hand.
~ D.F.

*Jesus and his older cousin, John the Baptist:

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“This is the one about whom scripture says: ‘Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, he will prepare your way before you.’

I tell you, among those born of women, no one is greater than John; yet the least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.”
~ Luke 7:27-28

Big Night

Big Night

Host of angels in garments white,
The heavens awake, dazzling light.
Focus now, pray, get the notes right,
A few days more, the LORD’s big night!
~ D.F.

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And suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host with the angel, praising God and saying:

“Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to those on whom his favour rests.”
~ Luke 2:13-14

Legion

Legion

The Devil’s brood, his demons vile,
Lies abound, dark, full of guile.
Of this wretched company, stern warning take.
Their aim, just one, to drown your soul in hate.
~ D.F.

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“Then Jesus asked him, “What is your name?” He replied, “Legion,” because many demons had entered him.”
~ Luke 8:30

Job

Job

Keep faith, the die is yet cast,
His mercies to the end, will last.
Time and misery, a wedge driven deep,
But His love is steadfast, your soul to keep.
~ D.F.

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“Surely then you may lift up your face in innocence; you may stand firm and unafraid.

For then you shall forget your misery, like water that has ebbed away you shall regard it.

Then your life shall be brighter than the noonday; its gloom shall become like the morning”
~ Job 11:15-17

Morning Star

Morning Star

The dark hours, ever deepening,
Winter chill, heart gripping,
Yet shiny orb, gently warming,
The Morning Star, dawn awaking.
~ D.F.

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“I am the root and offspring of David, the bright morning star.”
~ Revelation 22:16

Photo:
I have been informed by a young botany enthusiast that this flower is a Pigeon Orchid (Dendrobium crumenatum). Thanks, Isaac!