Thursday, March 10, 2022

Full of Promise

 


The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness.  Instead, he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.


Her long locks

Unfettered, wind-swept

With every move she makes

Full of promise, dreams

Not yet realized

Yet, in time, fruition

Will live to tell the tale

Of longing locks, leaning

Into past and future

Moments in the now

Will fall with full abandon

When God gives her

The keys to the kingdom

Pledged from time's beginning

Good until time's end.

Amen.

42 comments:

  1. Dearest Martha Jane,
    A lovely poem, full of love and promise passed on over the generations...
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  2. Oh my, Martha! That is so beautiful. I hope you will share that poem with Virginia someday. What a treasure! Do you keep a little book of your poems? I hope you do so they can be given to your grandchildren someday. You are very gifted in poetry. That is something I've never been very good at, but I appreciate others who have that gift. Have a blessed and beautiful day.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind and generous words here, Pamela. Yes, I do keep copies of all the poems I write; recently, I came across some very old ones when sorting through things at Mom's house. One day, I will share them with the grand-girls.
      Love and blessings!

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  3. These poems make a lovely souvenir for your grand-children. Thanx Martha.

    God bless y'all.

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  4. Praying for your sweet granddaughter this morning. I think of all the discoveries yet to be made, all the "growing" she'll go through as she enters womanhood, and all the sacrifices she'll have to make in her adult life for family and children. Then, I thank God that she'll have a loving, supportive grandmother like you to help guide her through the life changes ahead. I end my prayers with a smile; knowing that she is loved, protected, and cared for long into the future -- in God's care.

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    1. Thank you so much, J. D. for your prayers and your thoughtful words here. All we can do is the best we know how, with God's help, to prepare our children and grandchildren for adulthood. I pray that we are all doing right by Miss Virginia and her sisters.
      Love and blessings!

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  5. God may seem slow to those of us who are in His waiting room, but He never comes too late. I love the poem. Thank you, Martha. Hugs and blessings.

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    1. You are so right about God's perfect timing, Nells. Glad you enjoyed the poem, too!
      Love and blessings!

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    1. I'm so glad you liked the poem, Joyful!
      Love and blessings!

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  7. Olá Martha
    Lindo versículo e poema, o Senhor é paciente e bondoso e deseja que todos cheguem ao pleno conhecimento da verdade. Um abraço e ótimo final de semana.

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    1. Thanks so much, Lucinaiva, for your kind words here.
      Love and blessings!

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  8. What a beautiful poem you've written, wishes, dreams and God's best all tied in one beautiful piece of poetry :)

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed the poem, Marilyn!
      Love and blessings!

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  9. I'm loving how your words marry this image, Martha! Perhaps unaware of the camera, Virginia seems mesmerized by the beauty that surrounds her. "Moments in the now" indeed!

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    1. She always has loved the outdoors, Myra, and surely shows it in this photo. I'm so glad these words came to me as I studied Virginia's picture.
      Love and blessings!

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  10. Your writing is such a blessing, Martha. Beautiful. Amen!!

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  11. Dear Martha. Sorry I barely comment. I can only do it now on mobile for some obscure reason it won't work on embedded on iPad on sny web browser now. So teeny screen.
    Read all your posts just can't comment.
    Love the poem it flows beautifully as does your granddaughters hair... our amazing God. Praisr Him.. He inspires us, guides us snd keeps us but most of all saves us eternally.

    Thanks for sharing, and may God bless and keep you and all whom you love safe and well.
    Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz. X

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

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    1. So sorry to hear that you're having device issues, Shaz. I do appreciate you letting me know that you're reading the blog even when you can't comment. Hope you can get all that resolved soon!
      Love and blessings!

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  12. Interesting that you would share this verse with us: The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead, he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

    I have been praying this for a personal reason for some months.

    Beautiful post and poem about your granddaughter.

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    1. Isn't it a God-moment when a scripture we've been pondering shows up in an unexpected place and way, Barbara? Our God is, indeed, so very patient with us.
      Glad you enjoyed the poem, too!
      Love and blessings!

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  13. Another wonderful poem! BOOK OF POETRY!
    Blessings!

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  14. To watch her grow through your eyes has been a pleasure Martha. And such long hair. ("I'm not jealous at all). Thanks for sharing your dream for her with us.

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    1. Danny always jokes about his "long" hair, too, Bill, because it's practically non-existent - lol! I'm so glad you've enjoyed watching Virginia grow right along with me. :)
      Love and blessings!

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  15. I love the pictures, Martha--both of them. The beautiful shot of her in the woods and the one you painted with your words. I especially love the pledge you wrapped up with. It encapsulates all the joy ahead and promises deliverance from all the pain. Thank you for bringing your world into ours and reminding us of our own role with our grandchildren. May God help us to leave jewels of wisdom behind for them like the one you shared today.

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    1. Oh, I do hope, Ron, that we can leave a rich and meaningful legacy of wisdom and joy in the Lord for our grandchildren. What could be better than that?
      So glad that this poem, and the photo, touched your heart.
      Love and blessings!

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  16. This. Is. Beautiful.

    God bless you, Martha, as the Lord uses your talent to touch others.

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    1. Thanks so much, Karen! I do pray that I might use the talents and gifts God gave me to turn others toward Him.
      Love and blessings!

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  17. Beautiful ,sometimes the waiting seems so long but Gods glory shall be revealed

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    1. Yes, Cheryl, in God's good time, His glory will be revealed.
      Love and blessings!

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  18. That is so beautiful, Martha.

    Your writing is such a gift!

    Happy Sunday!

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  19. A lovely prayer to borrow and whisper over my own grandgirls. Thank you, Martha!

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed this, Nancy, and am honored you would say the same over your own grands.
      Love and blessings!

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  20. Beautiful poem. I enjoy your writings.

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