Tuesday, 3 April 2012

HE IS RISEN

.... that He gave His one and only Son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.          John ch.3 v.16



The power of love

There's something about You Jesus that just escapes my mind
about how You cause the lame to walk and restore the sight of the blind
and how you can take the lowly, the broken hearted ones
and place them in Your kingdom to bring them up as sons
There's something about You Jesus, there's something about Your face
though I can't see any features I see wisdom, compassion and grace
There's something about those eyes Lord that shed those tears for me
there's something about those healing hands that they fastened to that tree
What made You say 'Father forgive them, for they know not what they do'
when they saved the life of Barabbas, and they chose to crucify You
I know what that 'something' is Lord as I look to my Father above
It's the one thing that covers all others .... It's Your totally unselfish love


I look around the world

I look around the world and see
whole nations in distress
growing camps of refugees
full of hopelessness
I used to think that this was fate
the way we all must die
because the world was full of hate
but this was Satan's lie
The words 'Forgive them Father
for they know not what they do'
came to my ears when I was lost
and you can hear them too
Just turn your eyes to Jesus
who hung there on that tree
He took the shame and torture
to save both you and me

Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved        Acts ch.4 v.12

I'm on a cloud

I'm on a cloud above the world, a cauldron boils below
I see beneath me on God's earth a tale of dread and woe
of how so very long ago a man was formed from clay
and given life from God above, but sin led him astray
He questioned what the Father said and lost eternal life
and now he struggles in this world in self destructive strife

He tries to shape his future by the power of his own hand
His cry 'I'm my own master'... it echoes through the land
but while this proud confession is still upon his breath
the worldly life for which he strives has now become a death
He stumbles in the darkness, his eyes have gone quite blind
'What have I done?' he questions 'Ive lost my peace of mind'

But wait, I look towards the east... a ray of hope I see
a second adam sent to earth to set all mankind free
'Put down your heavy burdens' this Saviour says with love
'Come drink the waters of new life sent down from God above
I bring salvation to the world, your sins have all been pardoned
Come learn of me the Father's ways... don't let your hearts be hardened'

For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.     1 Corinthians ch.15 v.22

2 comments:

T-Childs said...

Some really nice well-written poetry Brenda; I especially like the poem you have on your new lighthouse picture at the top, and love the little 'tweaks' you have made to your blog; I feel privileged to know so many decent Christians with so much to say and so much love in their hearts!

Brenda Rees said...

Hi Tim,
Thankyou for your kind comments, you make me smile when you use the word 'tweak'. I have altered the header again, I think I am finally satisfied with it. Won't be on line at home for another few weeks, so can't read many other blogs because of restricted time. Really looking forward to interacting with lots of people and learning more. I need to find out a lot more about how to share and manage a blog. I think it is mainly interacting and sharing and, at the moment I have to type everything out as I am not sure how to convert text to web use. I shall learn.