Week 27   Day 3

 

 

the forecasters were making their predictions 

with computer models nearby 

       they told the future 

                   two to four inches of snow 

                   and it's going to be bad 

                               real bad 

                               bad 

 

       people hurried out for the basics 

                   milk and bread 

                   shovel and salt 

 

       then the heavens opened 

       but not as expected 

                   a few flurries 

                   a little rain and drizzle 

                   sleet too 

 

       it was over soon but the ice remained 

                   and the trees were dressed  

                   in their shining outfits 

                   beautiful and magnificent

 

       and they worshiped the Lord in their holy array 

       extolling the goodness and grace of God             

                   lifting wooden arms in praise 

                   limbs glistening 

                   branches glorying 

      

       so the heavens open and the Spirit comes  

       proclaiming the goodness and grace of God

                            and our lives

                                glisten 

                                glory 

                                praise

 

                                                                                ---rus

 

 

 

                                        JOY THAT'S NOISY
Sing and shout because God protects those who love him.
                                       Psalms 91, 98 & 100

 

     1He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High

Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

2 I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress;

My God, in Him I will trust."

     3Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler

And from the perilous pestilence.

4He shall cover you with His feathers,

And under His wings you shall take refuge,

His truth shall be your shield and buckler.

5You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,

Nor of the arrow that flies by day,

6Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,

Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.

     7A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand

At your right hand; but it shall not come near you.

8With your eyes shall you look, and see the reward of the wicked.

    9Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place,

10No evil shall befall you, nor any plague come near your dwelling;

11For He shall give His angels charge over you,

To keep you in all your ways.

12 In their hands they shall bear you up,

Lest you dash your foot against a stone.

    

     1Sing to the Lord a new song!   He has done marvelous things.

     4Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth;

Break forth in song, rejoice, and sing praises.

5Sing to the Lord with the harp and the sound of a psalm,

6With trumpets and horns; shout joyfully before the Lord.

7Let the sea roar, and all its fullness;

8Let the rivers clap their hands; the hills be joyful together.

9For He is coming to judge the earth with righteousness.

 

     1Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands!

2Serve the Lord with gladness; come with singing.

3 It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;

We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.

4Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise.

Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. 

5The Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting,

And His truth endures to all generations. 
        This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV

             < prev page                                                      next page >