Friday, April 24, 2020

To the Age's End


Matthew 28:19-20
Therefore, go 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 I have commanded you.  And surely, I am with you always, the the very end of the age.



Must I make this change?
A detour never asked for?
Where is the peace that passes
Earthly understanding?
When so confused, chaos
Reigns to boiling point
The Holy Blood poured out
Confirms that there is nothing
Deeper, wider, longer
Than the love of One
Who knows the coming, going
Of hapless, helpless souls
I am always with you
The Promise is and was
And will forever be
To the age's end.

Amen!

26 comments:

  1. This is one of my favourite Bible passages, Martha. Knowing that Jesus/God is always with us and the commandment He gave us to spread His Word. That is why people like you and me keep on blogging in the hope that someone, somewhere, might read what we write, and perhaps not comment, yet take what we say to heart. Yes, often (for me) the going is tough and I get discouraged. But we should keep on going and, most important, support each other in our mission.

    Thanx Martha for your blog.

    God bless.

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    1. This is a verse that gives me much comfort, too, Victor. We can continue, and we must, to put one foot in front of the other, day after day, knowing that Jesus goes with us. And that is my prayer that others will read our blogs, maybe not take the time to comment, but will be convicted to turn to the Lord.
      I'm so thankful for your blog, too, my friend!
      Love and blessings!

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  2. We never like detours in our lives, when we thought we had it all figured out. But God sometimes makes these changes for our good (not sometimes, but always) even though we can't see it at the time. It is difficult to trust God when we can't see the end in sight, but He promises to be with us all the way to the end...so let's just keep pressing ahead. There is nothing too hard for Jesus!

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    1. Nothing is impossible with God, Pamela, you are so right! We can be so stubborn when changes come that we'd rather not encounter, but trusting in God during those times is the best choice we can make. He is faithful to see us through!
      Love and blessings!

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  3. I love the thought expressed here Martha. This is a perfect poem for our time in history. These words: "I am always with you
    The Promise is and was And will forever be To the age's end" are jewels.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words here, Bill. Amazingly, I wrote this poem a long time back, before the current crisis hit. As I was perusing my tucked away poems, this one jumped out as being so appropriate for this time and place. Yes, Jesus is with us until the end of the age. Such comfort!
      Love and blessings!

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  4. Wow, Martha! This poem is powerful with vulnerability weaved within. You are gifted my friend.

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    1. Thanks so much for this compliment, Karen! And thanking God for the gift of writing He has graced me with.
      Love and blessings!

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  5. Amen! Every time I think your words can't touch me any more deeply … you've gone and done it again. :) Let us not be distracted by the uncertainly and chaos.

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    1. Oh, Myra, you are so very kind to say that! Yes, let us not be distracted by the craziness of the present, but focus on God and His constant presence.
      Love and blessings!

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  6. Inspiring words. I too have been rereading and clinging to the word and God's promises during this challenging time. Beautifully written!

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    1. Thank you, Jean! Glad to know you're clinging to God's word as I am in these troubled days.
      Love and blessings!

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  7. Martha, I do enjoy your poems, even though I struggle with poetry. Your words are timely for our current situation.

    God's plans many times are so very different from our plans.

    Love and blessings!

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    1. Yes, Kim, I couldn't agree with you more that God's plans are the absolute best, even, and especially, when we don't fully understand them in the moment. We simply need to obey and trust in Him, knowing that He has our best interest at heart.
      Love and blessings!

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  8. Such timely comfort for us to rest and trust in Him! Lovely poem❤️❤️👍🙏

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    1. Thank you so much, Valerie! I'm still overwhelmed by the fact that God gave me this poem so much earlier in the year, and the words turned out to be prophetic in this time and place. Thanks be to God!
      Love and blessings!

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    1. Amen, and amen, again, dear Beckie!
      Love and blessings!

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  10. Oh, how thankful I am that He WILL be with us until the very end. What would we do without Him in these troubled, crazy times? He is surely our only hope, and to know that He will never leave or forsake us brings the deepest comfort of all. Blessings to you!

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    1. Yes, knowing that Jesus is with us makes this time we are going through filled with hope and comfort, Cheryl.
      Love and blessings!

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  11. AMEN dear Martha.. with us always.. NEVER will leave pr forsake us.. a beautiful reminder.. love the way you write. Beauty indeed.
    Thanks for sharing, and may God bless and keep you and all whom you love, in these changeable times. As Paul wrote: "We walk by faith, not by sight."
    Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

    {Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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    1. Thank you for your kind thoughts here, Shaz. And yes, as Paul said, we must walk in faith, especially in these troubled times.
      Love and blessings!

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  12. This beautiful post goes along so well with the book I am reading right now - Out of Sorts by Sarah Bessey. She writes about the importance of discipleship. I especially loved this line: "The Promise is and was, And will forever be". So true, Martha!

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed this poem, Laurie, and that it piggy-backed on something you are currently reading. That's amazing!
      Love and blessings!

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  13. Peace indeed. I love this, Martha.

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