Paul addresses the People in Athens My God, who made the world and everything Since He is Lord of heaven and the earth He does not live and dwell in man-made things Instead God giveth life and breath and birth God pre-appointed times and dwellings too So all might seek the Lord and long for Him The truth is God is near to me and you In Him we live and ably move our limbs We are not like things shaped by human hands We’re offspring of that ever-living God Through God, our thoughts may not be so earth-bound But fixed upon Eternity abroad Repent and live the way that God intends Our God is not an object but a friend Based on Acts 17:22-31
The Lord, my shepherd, yes, I do declare! There’s nothing more I should desire or need— Not during pain nor joy nor dark despair On His great blessings, I will rest and feed I see green grass and waters crystal clear They’re ever peaceful and restore my soul Though I might think it, still, I will not fear. My Shepherd’s here and near, as it’s been told My God is with me when I face my foes The table’s set, the cup of blessing poured I praise Him, for my cup, it overflows All thanks and praise to my most loving Lord! His mercy and His goodness for my days Reveal th’Eternal hope ‘mid worldly haze ~based on Psalm 23
You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house.
Eyes of the Travelers (Emmaus) Two travelers joined by Jesus on the road Their eyes were kept from recognizing Him Instead they carried a despondent load And spoke of recent tragedy, so grim The visitor unknown inquired of them He sought to learn of what the two did speak “A stranger dwelling in Jerusalem— You would have known the trials of these weeks” They didn’t know this stranger was their God Who served on earth, had died, and rose again They didn’t know to praise and give Him laud Until He blessed and broke the bread. Amen. What will it take to open our blind eyes To see God’s workings and divine surprise? ~Based on Luke 24:13-31