It’s easy to be a Christian, believer, follower of Christ, person of faith...when everything is going great. You can casually ask a Christian how they’re doing, and you’ll get, “I’m blessed and highly favored!” or “God is good!” or “My cup overfloweth!” And, all you really wanted was for them to say, “I’m good. How are you?”
Flawless and gorgeous.
Shades of amber and ombre reds.
The color of precious rubies sprinkled with gold dust.
Created by God for us to see in the darkness of night.
For warmth in the frigid winter air.
For purification from that which might cause harm.
The smoke rises and fills the air...
Years ago, God gave me love.
Little old me, He gave me thee.
Never having felt love's grace,
I didn't recognize its face.
So I walked away callously,
and suffered tremendously
I hurt you.
I lost you.
That was strike one.
But our love was not done,
The grace of God's love brought your love back to me.
Little old me who...
We've been praying the wrong prayers. Stressing the wrong stresses. Crying the wrong tears. This adversity of which we speak is no adversity at all. It's not a stumble nor even a fall. This thing we call fire is not even a flame. And the fact that we wring our hands in despair is a shame.