Monday, February 8, 2021

There is the Word

 


In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was with God at the beginning.  Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. ~John 1:1-3


There is the Word

There is a choice

One stands eternal

Other one deceives

One would look

With eyes unjaded

On the obvious

Yet, obfuscated

Is the truth

By the liar

From the beginning

Awake, our souls

To learn, discern

The voice of the Lord

Cry out for mercy

Plead forgiveness

Embrace God's grace

And pass it on

To those who trespass

Amen!

38 comments:

  1. Indeed God has always existed with Jesus and the Holy Spirit.

    Thank you Martha for your wisdom and talent. Great post.

    God bless you and yours always.

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    1. Thank you, Victor, for your kind words here. So appreciated!
      Love and blessings!

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  2. You are right, Martha, - deception is in the air!

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    1. Absolutely, Glynn! Sometimes, I feel it's palpable.
      Love and blessings!

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  3. "Plead forgiveness Accept God's grace." That's what it is all about!!

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    1. Amen, Bill! That's exactly what it's all about.
      Love and blessings!

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  4. Wonderful, wonderful. Discernment... a gift from the Holy Spirit!

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    1. Indeed, Marja! Discernment is a gift from the Holy Spirit.
      Love and blessings!

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  5. Powerful! Thank you for writing this, Martha. I'm tightening the belt on my armor right now.

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    1. Good idea, Mevely! We need to be in the full armor of God, that's for sure.
      Love and blessings!

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  6. Boa tarde Obrigado por vocês abençoarem a minha vida.

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  7. Amen! His word is truth! He is truth! Love it Ms. Martha; thank you ma'am.

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    1. God IS truth itself, J. D. I only wish more people would realize that fact.
      Love and blessings!

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  8. So true, dear Martha! God bless you, sweet friend.

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    1. Thank you, Cheryl. God's Word will endure though all else perishes.
      Love and blessings!

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  9. Dearest Martha Jane,
    No one can detest the existence of a God/Creator!
    Your line:'Yet, obfuscated Is the truth By the liar' is a FACT as well.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Yes, Mariette, the father of lies is running rampant in our country right now. May God help and preserve us!
      Love and blessings!

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    2. Martha Jane, may indeed God help us all and may people come to their senses; in many ways!

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  10. Powerful words, Martha! Jesus, the One and Only...the One who spoke the world into existence. Amen!

    Love and blessings!

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    1. God is the One and the Only, Kim. That is for certain!
      Love and blessings!

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  11. Yes, indeed. You said it so well. Powerful. Amen!!

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    1. Thanks for your kind words, Terri. Much appreciated!
      Love and blessings!

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  12. We've been reading the Creation story in Genesis this week in our devotions. It is so wonderful to know that God spoke the word and the worlds were created...and that "In the Beginning the Word was with God, and the Word was God!" All that was made was made by Him...Jesus Christ, the Word of God!

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    1. Amen, Pamela! I do so love the book of Genesis - so revealing of God's infinite power and grace.
      Love and blessings!

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  13. Martha, this verse completely recalibrates our focus and brings it back to God's power, plan, and purposes. 'The things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace.'

    Thank you for this needed nudge to look upward!

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    1. In these troubling days, Linda, we all need that nudge to look up, not letting our vision wander from side to side from one uncertainty to another. Glad this post spoke to you!
      Love and blessings!

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  14. wow you are becoming so expressive with your poetry! Thanks for teh wonderful afternoon delight today

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    1. Thanks so much, Jean, for your kind affirmation here. It means the world to me!
      Love and blessings!

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  15. Amen! Thank you, Martha. So very true. May we "embrace God's grace" and Truth! Love and blessings to you!

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    1. Yes, Trudy, may we all embrace the grace of God.
      Love and blessings!

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  16. You are really a talented poet!
    Blessings, My Friend!

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    1. Thank you, Loralu - you are too kind!
      Love and blessings!

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  17. love this beginning of the Book of John. I am reading through this book right now in my Bible readings. Embrace God's grace and pass it on. We all are trespassers. Wonderful post!

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    1. I'm so glad this post spoke to your heart, Laurie. And yes, we are all trespassers; we should be quick to forgive others.
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  18. So powerful, Martha! You are gifted my friend. Shared the first 4 lines on twitter with your link.

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing, Karen! As I'm neither on Twitter nor Facebook, this really helps me out.
      Love and blessings!

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