in my bed a purring cat lulls me back to sleep.
There are no other sounds as
I soak in the stillness of the morning.
Even the traffic sounds are distant.
I take comfort when I hear the whi-r-r-
of the heater wafting warmth into the room.
Lord, let me savor the moment,
when life's distractions
try to rob me of Your Sacredness.
How do I deserve such peace?1
When miles across the ocean
others suffer explosion and collapse?
Oh Lord, give this quiet to those
whose very breath rumbles.
For I Praise You for shelter,
I praise you for warmth!
I praise you for food and water
May I never see anything You offer
as small or insignificant.
For I know that none of us
In my small world, open it up!
Generosity and compassion abound!
to become the Golden Rule!2
Even now I know what I must do...
hesitantly, I falter.3
Show me the freedom in giving!
Show me the freedom!
Set me free oh Lord, to give as You do.
For I know we must empty
to be filled.
Fill me up to overflowing my God.
Help me to be the Unlimited Lover Your Son is!4
May I be the person you created me to be.
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah!
1 John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
2 Matthew 22:37(Also known to some as the Golden Rule) Jesus said to him, "'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.' 38.This is the first and great commandment. 39.And the second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'
4 Romans 8:38.For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,39.nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
The above artwork is called "Springtime Color Song" and you can see more of my work here: