let’s look up to the sky
to count the miracles of love
before the meteor shower
how love made us
soared among the avalanche
swam in a whirlpool of clouds
poured out composition of
distinctive colour contrasts
from a desolate interior
created masterpieces that
transcend emotions and impact
with buzzing noises
smiled brightly in monochromatic suffering
wept deeply for the oppressed in our triumph
love is boundless
even the shooting stars are
no match for her
you are on my mind
my prayer for you
my dear friends
May they turn to You
May their hearts be soft toward You
May they trust that
Your timing is always perfect
May they find peace in You
knowing how precious they are
in Your eyes
Yes people did us wrong.
If we hold on to the bitterness, resentment, being unforgiving,
It destroys us inside out,
not the offenders got destroyed.
Set ourselves free…
and we can!
I hold your heart in esteem
for the sacrifice you made
for me to be whole
I guard your soul in vigilance
for the devotion you gave
for me to be me
I protect your mind in long suffering
for the pledge you bestowed
on me to be your helper
How grateful I am
for you are meant for me
and I am for you
Easter is one of those catch 22 scenarios. People around the world worshiping God and Jesus while some are down the ditch of darkness.
I am referring to the power of Good and Evil, Light and Dark, Jesus and the Devil. When the Good is so apparent Evil is doing its best to stay afloat. When the Light is so bright Dark is seeping through. When Jesus is the focus Devil is equally active in the spotlight.
The term ‘catch 22’ gained currency as the title of a 1961 war novel by Joseph Heller, who referred to an Air Force rule whereby a pilot continuing to fly combat missions without asking for relief is regarded as insane, but is considered sane enough to continue flying if he does make such a request.
Throughout and post Easter period this year, more than usual, I have received unfavourable news about friends and clients who are struggling with taking their own lives. Thankfully they reached out calling for help which gave me opportunity to support them hence they lived with their own will and intervention.
This makes me wonder about the futile effort the Devil attempts. Is he sane or insane knowing he will not and cannot win this battle because of Jesus’ atonement on the cross and yet he goes to battle in full force?
Easter celebration is about the atonement of Christ died on the cross and rose again to fulfil the prophecy and conquer death. The divine exchange took place on the cross:
Jesus was punished that we might be forgiven;
Jesus was wounded that we might be healed;
Jesus was made sin with our sinfulness, that we might be made righteous with His righteousness;
Jesus tasted death for us that we might share His life;
Jesus was made a curse that we might receive the blessing;
Jesus endured our poverty that we might share His abundance;
Jesus bore our shame that we might share His glory;
Jesus endured my rejection that I might have His acceptance with the Father;
He was cut off that we might be joined to the Lord;
Our Old Man was put to death in Him that the New Man might come to life in us.
Call it power balance, two sides of a coin, Yin and Yang, opposite attraction, walking contradiction, call it whatever tickles your fancy, it is actually our choice and our choice only that saves our lives. Jesus has done it for all of us on the cross. It is only our own free will determines the course of our lives and future.
I have chosen life!
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” – Rachel David
I see all of you
I love all of you
You know all of me
You love all of me
Our vulnerabilities bring strength
Our honesty produces understanding
Your affection springs trust and confidence
I honour your courage and altruism
Your contentment proceeds patience and self control
I am gracious for your loyalty and commitment
Your appreciation for my wisdom
I faithfully be your helper
All is what we have
All is what we share
All is you and me
All is so perfect
we seek the simple things in life
for the pleasure they grant us
we set out on a straight path
caught in a web of entanglement
how our hearts grew weary
our mouths proceeded troubles
we are stuck in the loop
for we lost hope
until we stumble into someone
who rekindles our first love
and the joy