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Not Merely Material

We are not merely material,
A blend of blood and bones,
Of skin and sinew.

We need a higher Wisdom,
A Being who knows us all,
Someone Who helps us when we fall.

To go beyond our little selves,
To see a broader vista,
To see what angels see.

Though we can think
And feel and do, and make;
Still, we are creatures —
Limited and finite.

As if there were a central Fire,
And we but points on a ball around it –
We each have a unique perspective.

But the Fire can see us all.

Healing Rain

Rush of the rain,
In waves and showers.
Thirsty the earth,
Now will come flowers.

Like Holy Spirit
Comes the rain.
Watering soul
And life again.

Dry was the earth
And hard as iron.
Dead was my soul
‘Til caught on fire.

Spirit of God
Will now break forth.
Like little seedling,
Life brings hope.

The Light

On the mountain top I saw

A vision of a would-be world

Some people seemed like angels,

Beings of light-amazing;

Not God, but God-infused.

The world seemed to glow

And I wondered

If I looked different too.

God smiled at me,

And suddenly

I knew:

He loved me too.

I took the light down to the valley,

Hoping others would see.

My face did not glow like Moses;

How silly of me.

I must let Your light shine through;

If others do not see, let it be.

Let me not hide the light

Out of fear.

This  light, this fire

Burns within me.

I only need to fan the flames

By spending time with You.

No one can quench this fire;

Once lit, it burns forever.

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