Everlasting Light (Elfchen Series #142)



God’s Kingdom

Built upon righteousness

Come, receive His peace


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Unselfishly given

Justified by faith

Always surrounded with Light


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Lenten journey

Walking alongside Jesus

Darkness replaced with Light


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This series of poems (written in the German-inspired style of Elfchen or Elevenie) shares a total of eleven words in each poem, with a sequence by line of one, two, three, four, and one words.

Accepting His Challenge

From Micah 6:1-2:  “Hear what the Lord says:  Rise, plead your case before the mountains, and let the hills hear your voice.  Hear, you mountains, the case of the Lord, and you enduring foundations of the earth, for the Lord has a case against His people, and He will contend with Israel.”

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Speaking to His wayward flock

God issues new covenant

Echoing across valleys

Scaling each lofty mountain


Hearing God’s divine message

Called, accepting His challenge

Following with trust, grace speaks

Stepping from darkness to light


Watching from heaven above

God’s righteousness brings justice

Sowing seeds of repentance

Turning man away from sin


Praying for God’s forgiveness

His Rock, man shall climb in faith

Seeing empty tomb’s mercy

Walking every day with Christ

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From Micah 6:8:  “He has told you, O mortal, what is good, and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice and to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God?”

Life’s Center

From Colossians 3:12:  “Therefore, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.”

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Living as God’s chosen

Accepting mercy’s grace

Forgiveness, divine gift

Choosing love to embrace


Filling self with kindness

Blessing this very day

Forgiveness, without strings

Following Father’s way


Bearing with each other

Sharing God’s priceless gift

Forgiveness, pass it on

Healing each heart adrift


Receiving peace of Christ

Dwelling deeply within

Forgiveness, Spirit fills

Transforming life of sin


Praising with gratitude

Walking with humble steps

Forgiveness, life’s center

Repenting each misstep

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From Colossians 3:13-14:  “Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.  Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.”

Charles Swindoll Quote

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Jesus of Nazareth had a magnificent obsession:  the cross.  His death on the cross was no afterthought on God’s part but rather, the fulfillment of the Father’s predetermined plan for His Son.

From Luke 24:46-47:  “He said to them, ‘Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in His name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.'”

Jesus Always (Elfchen Series #88)



Living water

Grace and forgiveness

Walking to eternal life


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Seeking redemption

Looking to Jesus

Integrity and character sidetracked


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Every morning

Our baptismal waters

Salvation found in Christ


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Nothing Greater (Elfchen Series #85)

Be True


With repentance

Walking with righteousness

Stepping forward into light


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Be Fed


Hungry feast

Nourishes spirit’s needs

With faith and grace


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Be Saved


Empty tomb

Grace overcomes darkness

Transforming our “broken glass”


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Oswald Chambers Quote

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Watch God’s cyclones.  The only way God sows His saints is by His whirlwind.  Are you going to prove an empty pod?

From Acts 26:19-20:  “After that, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision, but declared first to those in Damascus, then in Jerusalem and throughout the countryside of Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God and do deeds consistent with repentance.”

Charles Stanley Quote

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Repentance is prompted by the Holy Spirit:  He brings conviction concerning sin so that we’re encouraged to depend on Jesus’ righteousness.

From Luke 24:46-47:  “And He said to them, ‘Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in His name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.'”