7-9-15 Love and Light

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10 He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.

11 But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.

1 John 2:10-11 KJV

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The light of Christ is like a beacon bright,

Illuminating the environment,

And where it shines the darkness must take flight,

For light is love and love is heaven sent.

And he that loves his brother lives in light;

His heart is firmly planted in the Son

Enlightening him with authentic sight

To let him see the way God’s will be done.

To those who hate, the way is dark as night;

They stumble, trip and fall as if they’re blind.

Destruction marks the way of these souls’ plight,

And hate begets more hate, it’s so entwined.

If you would be like Christ the way is clear;

Now follow in His footsteps – love is here!

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sonnet #410

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6-12-15 Rule Number One

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Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

Exodus 20:3 KJV

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We like to think we keep the ten commands

That God gave Moses on Mount Sinai,

But we can’t even keep the one that stands

As first among them all, and some don’t try.

We push Jehovah back to make more room

For all the other gods we worship now,

Like money, food, the TV we consume,

And everything we claim to disavow.

Whatever stands between the Lord and you,

Whatever steals attention from His face,

Is just like cheating on a spouse that’s true,

And then to have the gall to seek His grace!

The way to keep the Lord your number one

Is follow in the footsteps of His Son.

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sonnet #387

10-7-14 Thank God

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Our Father, God of Heaven and the Earth,

You are the one we turn to all the time;

You know our faults and strength, You know our worth,

You view our lowly state and ev’ry crime.

Please give us Your advice with ev’ry stride;

Impart Your wisdom given readily.

There is no place to run, nowhere to hide

Your Being’s all around so steadily.

We follow in the footsteps of Your Son;

Give us the nerve to share His death and life.

You loved us all so much you sent the One

To shed His blood for all our sin so rife.

O God, we worship and acknowledge You;

Help us to not forget all that You do.

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In all thy ways acknowledge him,

and he shall direct thy paths.

Proverbs 3:6 KJV