Three in One (Elfchen Series #118)

Most High

Father

Calling out

“Here I am”

Words inviting, opening door

Chosen

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Bread of Life

Sharing

Divine goodness

Accepting His grace

Faithful steps in righteousness

Chosen

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Comforter

Advocate

Eternally present

Touching each believer

Quiet hands at work

Chosen

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Divine and Perfect

From 2 Corinthians 3:18:  “And all of us, with unveiled faces, seeing the glory of the Lord as though reflected in a mirror, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another, for this comes from the Lord, the Spirit.”

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Mankind’s shifting tides

Sin ravages each heart

Imperfect love breathes

Searching for fresh start

 

Love shared from above

God cherishes Son

Holy and flawless

Endless, rising sun

 

Loving Spirit’s grace

Evil pushed aside

Mercy overflows

Sin can never hide

 

Today’s faithful steps

Inherit Christ’s peace

Salvation calling

Redemption, life’s lease

 

Soul’s new creation

Forgiving love flows

Crowned with humbleness

Faith’s lasting primrose

 

Father, Son, Spirit

Eternity’s love

Divine and perfect

Glory from above

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Divine and perfect, all love radiates from the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Fill our fragile hearts with redemption, so that our hope breathes, freed from sin’s chains.  Amen.

Love’s Guidance (Elfchen Series #110)

Never Wavering

Praising

Father above

Fulfilling His promises

Eternal love’s steadfast faithfulness

Deliverance

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Redeeming Passion

Praising

Christ’s love

Body and blood

Breaking evil’s sinful chains

Salvation

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Holy Advocate

Praising

Enduring Spirit

Times of trouble

Silent hands of love

Transformation

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Holy Trinity’s Blessings (Haiku Series #181)

God Almighty

Father’s grace and peace

Sticking to each hungry soul—

Fed along rocky roads

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Immanuel

Dealing with life’s stress

Islands of isolation—

Jesus rescues us

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Comforter

Righteous highway leads

Like river’s gentle current—

Spirit’s guiding hand

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Trust and Obey

From Matthew 28:19-20:  “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you.  And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

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Forgettable years adding up

Spiritual health needs checkup

 

Winter’s never-ending season

Now asking, “What is life’s reason?”

 

Empty heart filling with sorrow

God not waiting for tomorrow

 

Lost on dusty shelf, answer speaks

Holy Bible verses now seek

 

God’s guiding hands open each page

Grace unlocking life’s gloomy cage

 

Gospels speak of Messiah’s love

Son journeys to earth from above

 

Jesus speaks truth with conviction

Mercy’s faith heals each affliction

 

Son of God tells of one to come

Spirit beating hope’s steady drum

 

Lord’s Advocate, incessant voice

Each day fills with His divine choice

 

Trust and obey our Triune God

Righteousness shatters sin’s facade

 

Unforgettable years beaming

Spiritual health now gleaming

 

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From 2 Corinthians 13:13:  “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.”

Three in One

From Psalm 107:8-9:  “Let them thank the Lord for His steadfast love, for His wonderful works to humankind.  For He satisfies the thirsty, and the hungry He fills with good things.

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Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

Grace and peace filling life’s spirit

 

God, Creator, Holy Father

Gathering heavens, earth, and sea

Blessing east to west, north to south

His goodness shall never leave thee

 

Jesus Christ, Savior, Son of God

Commands and conquers stormy seas

Quiets endless wind into peace

Saving us from life’s gloomy breeze

 

Holy Spirit, Son’s Advocate

Wondrous works across land and sea

Turns desert to Living Water

Blessing days, Spirit true and free

 

Eternal Father, Three in One

Trinity’s mercy from above

Sing of Holy deeds, songs of joy

God’s Glory reigning with His love

 

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English writer and hymnist, William Whiting wrote the lyrics to the hymn, “Eternal Father, Strong to Save.”  Used in a recent devotional, this hymn inspired the crafting of this poem.  Written in 1860, this hymn is also known as “The Navy Hymn.”  

Without Faith

From Hebrews 11:6:  “And without faith it is impossible to please God, for whoever would approach Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him.”

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Living without faith

Never pleasing to God

Scripture grows musty

Seeing life as a fraud

 

Lacking true knowledge

Missing God’s living Word

Whole heart feels empty

Running with the wrong herd

 

Callous attitude

Faith absent, lonesome walk

Mind unbelieving

AWOL from Shepherd’s flock

 

Holy Trinity

Faith’s long forgotten light

Father, Son, Spirit

Blessed angels take flight

 

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From Proverbs 3:5:  “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight.”