Friday, June 26, 2015

The Wind Blows



John 3:8
"The wind blows wherever it pleases.  You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going.  So it is with the Spirit."

Nine precious lives
Lives devoted to God
Taken by a madman
In the midst of their prayers
The wind blows wherever it pleases
Over a memorial
Flag flies in honor
Letting the wind set it free
Disgraced now by a madman.
The wind blows wherever it pleases
Take it down!  Take it down!
You will care!  Take it down!
We will shout you down!
The wind blows wherever it pleases
But you cannot tell
From where the wind is coming
From where it's going
Unless you're grounded
The wind blows wherever it pleases.
Born in Spirit
Born again
And borne on the wings of eagles
Souls ascend
The wind blows wherever it pleases

Prayer:  Father, it is our prayer today that Your grace and unfailing love be with those grieving the loss of these dear souls in Charleston, South Carolina.  What a blessing it must be to You to witness this entire community united in love for the hurting families in the wake of this tragedy.  May we all realize we are one body, unified by Your perfect Son, Christ Jesus, and treat each other always with the same love You show to us.  In Jesus' name, we pray.  Amen.

12 comments:

  1. Simply beautiful, heartfelt words, Martha. A gentle, loving reminder at time when many are struggling and hurting.

    Love and blessings!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Kim. May those beautiful souls soar with the Lord.
      Love and blessings!

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  2. amen. thoughtful and beautiful words. I know God hears them.

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    1. I pray God hears them, Jean, as He hears the prayers of the ones who are suffering such loss right now.
      Love and blessings!

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  3. Hi Martha! Bless your faithful and tender heart for writing about this horrid tragedy. It's so hard to fathom...so impossible to understand. How can we do or feel anything except by the love of Christ? May He help us get through our darkest days, as we search for the light.
    Blessings,
    Ceil

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    1. Thank you, Ceil, for your encouraging words. May Jesus shine His light through us as we seek to reach out and love others in the darkened and hurting world.
      Love and blessings!

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  4. Martha, Your words speak our sadness and then point us to the One who heals hearts. Thank you for this. It's beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Deb, for your kind words. He is the only One who can heal us and restore us. Praying He is surrounding the grieving families with His love.
      Love and blessings!

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