Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Brand New Day

I hear the song of those who have loved and then fallen away. 

Love lost because the relationship was more work than they had counted on, so they ran away. 

Hearing songs of sadness, regret, pain. 

Longing to be back in relationship again, hearts torn. 

Will they go back to their true love?  Can they go back?

A time full of forgiveness embracing Loves kiss.  Is that all in the past?

Regret for leaving the way they did, ignoring First Love’s voice calling them back. 

Wiped away is the sorrow, wiped away is the shame. 

Love is waiting to embrace them again. 

Running in fields of barley golden sunlight streaming down. 

Time has been rewound! 

Restoration, renewal it’s hard to believe. 

Love lost has been found just by turning around.

“Stand up all you lovers in the world.  It’s the starting of a brand new day!”(a)

(a) Quoted words from Brand New Day by Sting

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


Are you looking for direction today? As believers and followers of Jesus we are called to follow.  Just exactly how are we going to do that if we don’t know the “how”?  For most people, the Bible can be overwhelming with all of it’s vast wisdom, but just this morning I felt the need to read out of the book of Jude.  Jude is one little book of the Bible near the end with only one chapter in it.  As I read I found it, the instructions!  -Well a few anyways, and I think if I can just do these five things then these five things will help me grow in my relationship with God.

Instructions for Followers of Christ:

1)   Build your faith
2)   Pray in the Holy Spirit
3)   Operate in and from God’s Love
4)   Be merciful to those who doubt
5)   Show mercy to everyone else mixed with an awareness of their sin


(Jude 20-23)

Looks like I've got my directions, how about you?  If you've got a story to share, I'd love to hear it! How are you showing God's love and mercy to those around you?  How was it received?