There is a Welsh word 'Heddfan', pronounced 'hethvan' which means 'a place of peace'. When we lived in West Wales I always wanted to call our bungalow Heddfan but never did. Yesterday I noticed on my desk in my workroom a piece of paper with this word on it that I must have written years ago, and as I have been trying to sort out all the paperwork in my room I must have left it there. Also on my desk, on the other side of my computer, was a stack of leaflets that I put together with scripture and poetry I had written that I used to hand out in the streets of Wales near where we lived for about thirty years with my friend.
One caught my eye which I feel I would like to share in this post.
On the front of this leaflet were the words:-
you can do
to make God
For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life
John ch.3 v.16.
These are the words and my poem that I put inside the leaflet:-
He is the image of the invisible God, the first born of all creation, for in Him all things were created, in Heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities, or authorities - all things were created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. He is the head of the body, the church, He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything He might be pre-eminent. For in Him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through Him to reconcile to Himself all things, whether on earth or in Heaven, making peace by the blood of His cross. Colossions ch.1 vs.15-20
Love lies bleeding
Love lies bleeding on a hill alone and far away
for the blood of Christ shed on that cross
is still poured out today
To God there is no passing time, only a way to be
this the reason Jesus came - to save both you and me
And if you say 'We're not in chains, why need we be set free?'
just look around this present world and tell me what you see
Do you see greed enticing man to murder, rob and cheat
while anger, lust and envy are roaming every street
and where a soul lies crying, alone and in despair
do you turn away while saying 'Doesn't anybody care?'
Strong chains of sin and selfishness are now binding all mankind
and only God's great sacrifice can bring you peace of mind
Yes love lies bleeding on a hill, yet not so far away
for the love of Jesus....... flowing still
is just a prayer away
But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the law and the prophets bear witness to it, the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction, since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, they are justified by His grace as a gift, through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as an expiation by His blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in His divine forbearance He had passed over former sins, it was to prove at the present time that He Himself is righteous and that He justifies him who has faith in Jesus.
Romans ch. 3 vs. 21-26
There is no greater peace that we could have than being in Jesus our Lord.