Psalms 94:1 (NLT)
He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.
When blackness, evil, wickedness, anger, strife
Are draped unwanted upon the hearts of those who love God.
It is in a time such as this that the roots of our being must be planted
Assuredly in the Words of our Savior
And in the throne room of our loving, gracious, welcoming God.
When one more step cannot be taken
Because of antagonism, strife, bitterness, and derision
It is at such a time like this that he will cradle
His child under the shadow of His wings
And we find under his bejeweled royal feathers
The never ending divinely given royal refreshing springs of
For He is our tender vine.
For is our never ending source.
For He our light in the blackest of nights.
For He is the friend of all friends.
For He is our fortress and defender.
For He is full of incomprable splendor.
For He is the trustworthy shepherd
Of every hurt,
Of every burden,
Of every loss,
Of every triumph,
Of every tear,
Of every failure,
Of every circumstance,
Of every care.
Hold fast solider of the cross,
For deliverance is often times not circumstantial
But in the divinely allowed volcanic widening
Of the hearts focus on the person of Christ.
It is in this divinely allowed eruptive widening and strengthening
Of the hearts focus on Christ
That there is the glorious production of the Holy fires
Of compassion, mercy, love, and grace.
For when Christ becomes our circumstances
The heart of faith becomes a light producing diamond
Faceted by triumphs, blessings, and difficulties
Free from earthly entanglements
Free to shine
Free to serve, love, and care
With truthful, tender, merciful triumphant
Christ like declaratory, redemptive, grace filled boldness.
For we are all sinners at the foot of the cross
And where would we all be without our Shepherding Saviors
Sweet, tender, unconditional
Mercy, love, compassion and never ending grace!