Friday, December 6, 2019

World of Truth


John 8:12
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world.  Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."

The dusk creeps, stealthy steps
Silent, bearing shadows bleak
Enabled by branches barren
Enfolding forest, yard and street
Darkness settles, cold and deep
Yet eyes, undaunted, search beyond
Apparent apparitions don't
Belong to souls, saved, forgiven
Though blackness broods, encroaching
Longs to wrap the clouds of doubt
Around, about, the trusting child
Light upon horizon dawns
Illuminates a world of truth

Amen!

20 comments:

  1. Thank you for your words of wisdom often found here, Martha.

    God bless. Prayerful Advent.

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  2. Such a great promise for us! Your poem is lovely. Amen!

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    1. It is a most amazing promise, Terri, and one I'm so grateful for.
      Love and blessings!

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  3. What a beautiful poem for Advent! Time to celebrate the Truth and the Light!

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    1. Absolutely, Laurie, it's time to celebrate the Truth and the Light! So glad you enjoyed the poem, my friend.
      Love and blessings!

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  4. Another winner! In light of (no pun intended) my night blindness, your words are a comfort, indeed!

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    1. Myra, your words here warm my heart and my soul. So glad comfort was yours to enjoy in these words!
      Love and blessings!

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  5. Beautiful poem,dear,talented Martha. Perfect!

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    1. Coming from you, Debra, your compliment takes on layers of meaning and joy for me. Thank you!
      Love and blessings!

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  6. ahh light is my word of the year for 2019 and lately I have been finding like this post, words about light to ponder. Thank you Martha!

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    1. I had forgotten that light was your word for the year, Jean. So glad this poem spoke to your heart!
      Love and blessings!

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  7. Just reading the first words of that John 8 verse makes me breathe deep with gratitude and joy.

    Advent joys to you today, dear Martha. Yearning for His coming with you, friend ...

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    1. Gratitude and joy . . . Exactly what the season is all about, Linda. We await Jesus' coming in glory!
      Love and blessings!

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  8. Such beautiful words, Martha! Many blessings to you today!

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    1. I'm so glad this poem spoke to you, R!
      Love and blessings!

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  10. Beautiful poem Martha!

    Love and blessings!

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