Gifts

The early morning delivers it’s gift;
quiet, peaceful, noiseless calm.

There is a time for rest and stillness.

God’s gifts are massive realms
delivered in custom packages
at the perfect time.

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Silhouettes

Two deer cross on the hill’s crest ahead.
Dark Bambi shadows against the morning grey,
have me thankful in this new day
that I and my car were spared that drama!

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SOLACE

I mourn, FATHER, that I turn away my eyes
and follow the unwise in their transgression.

I long, FATHER, to lay down at Your feet,
these alien days complete and old things new.

I mourn, FATHER, that I seek the human embrace, yet I know of Your intimate ways.  How can I forsake You?

I ask, FATHER, is there trust for a stubborn child who finds herself time and again beguiled and bowing to idols?

I know, FATHER, the sin that I see inside
is keeping my heart from the way of pride, that I will praise You.

I’ve learned, FATHER, that pain finds me by Your side,
although in foolishness I have tried to go my own way.

I hope, FATHER, in CHRIST, my life, alone, for to me His obedience of Love has show Thy Love abounding!

I remember, FATHER, that I know nothing as I ought, and what I know surpasses what I thought.  I want to trust You!

I praise, FATHER, CHRIST, the Son of Thee,
who bought back my soul from captivity, the place where death reigns.

I rest, FATHER, in Thy righteous sovereign hand,
that leads me by faith to the promised land where I have peace everlasting!

I exult You, FATHER.  You surround me with grace,
restoring my trust to its rightful place; Your mercy, my solace!!!

robin seeley, 1993

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Settle Into Peace

Keep me settled.

Here I stand in The Lord, beloved.
My grip opens and the sum of my fear
is carried off
on thanksgiving’s wings.

Thanksgiving for boundless grace,
for sanctification amidst unrighteousness,
for favor, despite sin dwelling inside.

Now is a time to know
that peace will guard
my heart and thoughts
in Christ Jesus.

It is a time to rest in peace
while yet alive.

robin seeley, 2013

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Green Girl

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It’s swirling white
on a sepia day
and the season is still called autumn.

Blustery plumes
of flakes fall
and winter has not yet come.

I’m a displaced
green girl
just looking for a patch of sun.

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The Deep Well

The source of our deepest joys,
the kindle for our raw happy emotions,
can be the source of enormous tragedy.

Some have pondered walling up,
fortifying the heart against incursion.
That prospect is isolated madness.

Some say the emotion is utter weakness.
I suspect they are peering through
a hole in their own heart-wall.

The path on life’s journey,
that may traverse vast and varied terrain,
leads to God’s eternal glory.

Every joy is a treasure.
Every sorrow seeks His comfort.
Every step is one closer to Home.

robin seeley, 2013

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Faith To Soar

If I had some measure of faith
I would rise up and soar,
stepping off at your door
when it pleased me.

I may have faith for the leap
but not the flight.
Could I keep our Lord in my sight
for two thousand miles?

That which is not of faith….
well, it’s sin.
This is where I must always begin
to acknowledge my great need.

Friendship’s bond
spans distance and silence
renewing its reliance
on the Faith of God shared.

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