Sanctuary

  

Come, raze me to the ground, then build me all anew,

My every rock and timber, every bolt and screw.

Then find in me, a temple, holy, through and through,

And bless it with Your Presence, this sanctuary for You.

~ D.F.

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“Do you not know that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?”

~ 1 Corinthians 3:16

Neverland

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Well, I’ll be off to Neverland, young, eternal, free,
There its open meadows, for a run, inviting me.
The wind, so cheerful, dancing, my friends, those handsome trees,
Underneath the brilliant sky, a child, now home with Thee.
~ D.F.
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“It’s wonderful to be young!”
~ Ecclesiastes 11:9

Bones

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Revive these tired bones, so beaten down and worn,
The flesh of man did carry, many his sins thus borne.
Strength and youth restoring, healed, those tendons torn,
Then Christ Himself enrobing! The son of man reborn.
~ D.F.

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“Son of man, can these bones come back to life?”
~ Ezekiel 37:3

Jacob’s Ladder

Jacob's Ladder

O lead me on to heaven, sweet celestial stairs,
Steps both broad and firm, my weary gait to bear.
His voice so gently coaxing, my load, the angels share,
Now stars within my reaching, beyond the hurt and care.
~ D.F.

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“A stairway rested on the ground, with its top reaching to the heavens; and God’s angels were going up and down on it.”
~ Genesis 28:12

Summer Solstice
June 21, 2014

Salt

Salt

A taste so pure and simple, no guile or false pretence,
As wisdom favours the godly, it revives the dull and bland.
Sweetness gently drawing, His Spirit, now a friend,
The Chosen by hand so gathered, Salt from sea and land.
~ D.F.

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“You are the salt of the earth.”
~ Matthew 5:13

Beatitude

Beatitude

Rain relentless falling, its end hid far from view,
Prayer and supplication, yet dreams live unfulfilled.
Hope as teardrops pouring, the earth receives her fill,
So woe should yield its blessing, the poor, a King revealed.
~ D.F.

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“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
~ Matthew 5:3

Abram

Abram

Swirling winds and the endless floor,
Yahweh beckons,”Come, follow my call.”
Old and familiar, regard them, no more,
Stars and sand, your faith to the fore.
~ D.F.

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“Abram took his wife Sarai, his brother’s son Lot, all the possessions that they had accumulated, and the persons they had acquired in Haran, and they set out for the land of Canaan.”
~ Genesis 12:5