Abba

A name that’s so holy
We can’t even say
Word of our Fathers
Referred to Yahweh

His Son to us sent
Beloved of all
Teach us to pray
To break down the wall

He began with two words
Through knowledge He had
Connection was made
To call God, “our Dad”

Dwell with the treasure
The gift of His name
Reside in the soul
Of intimate claim

So live as His child
Trust in His hand
Share laughter and life
By His side we stand

Words

There’s power in the word
Of worldly and divine
Bonding or division
The choice in will of mine

The world says build up me
Of the things I’ve done
To put me in the right
Unworthy to be shunned

Divine says listen first
In building of the bond
Compassion in the heart
Healing of beyond

When left to my devices
I drift into the low
Our Jesus opened door
God’s grace to us bestow

Blessed with greater calling
Of heaven to this earth
A conduit of healing
Your purpose in me birth

A light within our soul
Enflames Your Word of love
When focused on Your grace
Lifts Word to way above

Let love be on my tongue
Poured out from deep of soul
Blessings to be spread
Your holy Word extol

On The Streets

Men on the streets
Begging their way
No shame in their actions
Their wounds on display

Of love that was broken
Compassion not shared
Their souls were not nurtured
As nobody cared

They all have a story
They want you to hear
If someone will listen
If you will come near

They all are survivors
In world that is fallen
Black is the darkness
Can’t see who is calling

A simple few moments
Of meeting a need
A glimpse of Your light
The starving You feed

Please show me the way
With a genuine heart
To connect with this soul
And your love to impart

Let judgment not enter
Acceptance he see
For we know in our hearts
I could easily be he

For You love this child
He’s precious to you
Let him lift up his eyes
By changing his view

I will not change him
His wounds not I mend
With a glimpse of Your light
A message can send

A piece of the path
May salvation he see
Blessed as your servant
Connecting are we

Night Still Reins

It is of the time
Before the sun awakes
When the night still reins
Before horizon breaks

In silence of unknown
Stillness flows in air
Breathing in its peace
Drawing Spirit near

In emptiness of now
Of busyness not known
Transition is to be
Hope in light is shone

Of darkness to be filled
When dew is touched with grace
Hold moment in the soul
See Spirit fill this space

Knitted in the silence
Of the nights remains
Mornings preparation
With path of each contains

Dwelling in the hollow
Of emptiness of world
Peace of God now reins
Fulfilled by will unfurled

The Great Door

I stand before Your great door
Hesitation in the wind
A drawing’s led me to this place
The answer dwells within

No pressure to the handle turn
The decision is all mine
I reach out, Your power felt
Who knows just what I’ll find

The Spirit flows as light pours out
A home is felt within
A moment’s pause, as silence stills
Where do we begin?

As I approach, Your presence fills
My soul is home herein
Love rushes forth, with open arms
On knees, I fall within

Within the deep, the Spirit swirls
Beyond this world, I see
The outside fades, my God loves me
For all eternity

Gods Delight

Voices lifted, praises sung
Humble hearts adore
Spirit swirls in sweet song
Grateful hearts outpour

One heart sings, our God delights
Light rains from above
The Spirit moves, our souls can see
The Word spoken in love

The current flows, marvels shine
Glimpses witnessed from beyond
Angels gather in the fray
How can we respond?

Surrendered wills, bow down in awe
Spirit burning bright
Rejoicing in our Gods good grace
We praise with all our might!