Monday, 17 December 2018

MEANING

The Standing Stones of Stenness


These stones mean
That the ark drove a way
For a whole people to go over.
(We are risen with Christ.)

Entirely overwhelmed
By the returning river, lie stones
For our feet have stood there.
(We have died with Christ.)

That place had the name –
Ebenezer – before the victory
God was so assured of it.
(Christ was ever our Helper.)

In Beth-Shemesh
Was a great stone, ready
For the ark to be laid upon it.
(Christ will support all of Christ.)

Between two teeth, Bozez and Seneh,
Climbed Jonathan and his man,
To victory.
(Christ clung upon is health.)


29/06/2018         Finstown and Hatston

Friday, 14 December 2018

BRODGAR

Stones set
Long before Joshua crossed Jordan.

We speculate, consider man-hours,
Lines, suns and aspects

But have lost the men we could ask,
‘What mean ye by these stones?’.

Tap now the knowledge
Of those who know the settings
Of God’s stones.


28/06/2018 - Standing stones at Brodgar, Orkney

Thinking of Joshua 4: 6

Monday, 10 December 2018

MY SOUL, MAGNIFY THE LORD JESUS CHRIST

My soul, magnify the Lord Jesus Christ,
For He has magnified His grace to you;
My spirit, give praise to the Lord Jesus
Since you say, “Lord Jesus” by His Spirit;
My heart, love the Lord Thy God completely
Because within you His love is broadcast;
My eyes, look stedfastly on Jesus
Since His own are the apple of His eye;
My feet, follow in the pathway of Christ
Since His feet took Him to the cross for you;
My hands, be diligent in the Lord’s work,
Remembering the hands once nailed to the cross;
My mind, be a mind of humility
Formed like the mind that was in Christ Jesus;
My body, still yourself on the altar
For your Saviour was sacrificed for you;
My soul, magnify the Lord Jesus Christ,
For He has magnified His grace to you!

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Sunday, 2 December 2018

GIFT IDEA!

Wondering what present to buy someone?
How about a book of Christian verse?

Try http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?contributorId=543120 for my Lulu page, or email me and I will probably be able to send you a book.

Grace be with you.

David

Thursday, 29 November 2018

BELOVED

Coming in to do God's will,
Before any deed was accomplished, He was
Beloved of Jehovah.

What was the Father's joy
To acclaim at the river or mountain,
"My beloved Son"!

And what His joy to take us
- Redemption being accomplished -
Into favour in the Beloved.

And the Spirit could designate
An assembly in God the Father
As "beloved of God".

Acacia wood endures.
Daniel purposed, prayed and prospered
To become "one greatly beloved".

Where Demas turned, all
Departed, there with Paul was
Luke. the beloved physician.

Leaning on Christ's bosom;
Enquiring, following, alert
To being loved
John remains to the end.

Old Bowenpally, 13/11/2018

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

GOSPEL

Within a world where gods are flam and fraud
God has a people owning one true God.

Christ as the first Man heaven could approve
Displayed nobility in every move.

Disowned, forsake, laid within earth's dust
He rose again to justify the just.

The blood and water are sufficient cure
For evil, and to purify the pure.

And now God's heart rejoices as He sees
His lovely tents spread out like aloe-trees.

While His advancing people understand
The good report about God's promised land.

18/11/18
Vala Janu Hotel, Mumbai

Friday, 23 November 2018

GENESIS 43: 11

What can I bring from pastures maimed by drought
As God afflicts creation for my sake?
Reaching for faith and, vanquishing the doubt
Which every day would dry my soul I take
From lands which are inordinately sunny,
A little balsam and a little honey.

Since my surrounding country is laid waste,
My flocks are failing and my herds decline
What can I bring to suit his royal taste
And nostrils through the sorrow that is mine?
A little fragrance, touching as I come,
Carrying tragacanth and ladanum.

Savour, refinement, fragrance: all are good
For that grand Lord and his sublime estate;
He has abundance for man's need of food
What could I give to one that is so great?
Going in faith, through this world's ifs and buts
I come with almonds and pistacia-nuts.


Coimbatore