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A Reason for Life

When you collapse in bed after another hard day
And you wake up to see the sun’s ablaze
When you stare at the stars
Like glitter tossed across the dark sky
And you realize that there’s more to life
Than meets the eye
A deeper love holding hearts together
A higher power keeping the earth in motion
When you read His Words
Black on white
And it bursts as color
In your soul so bright
Suddenly there’s a reason for life

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Stargazing

On the back porch
Stargazing with my brother
Binoculars search the night
The Big Dipper in sight
The moon casts its silver light
Against my face
It’s so far away
With craters and rifts
And shades of gray
Stars around it
Twinkle bright
In this peaceful
Quiet night
Amazed by the Creator’s
Infinite might
To create such majesty
In the dark of night

 

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When…

When you hug
Someone goodbye
For the last time
All the memories
Flood your heart
And fall freely
As the tears
Down your face
When you say
“I love you”
And let them go
And trust them
In the hands of the Father
When you know
The hope of tomorrow
That one day
On a brighter day
In a better place
You’ll meet again
When you realize
That death is just
A part of life
A new beginning
A soul that rises
From the grave
When you realize that
Our stories
Are being written
Each day
By our decisions
How we live
Who we love
Where we go
When you realize
That each of us
Has a
Precious
Unknown
Moment in time
When we’ll meet
Eternity
When we’ll leave
This world behind
When we’ll see Yeshua
Face to face
And if we know Him
He’ll accept us
Into His embrace
When you realize
The meaning of life
And your heart
Can’t contain it
And your mind
Can’t explain it
When you know
You are human
And He is God
When you know
You are broken
And He is whole
When you realize
You are nothing
Without Him
Completely dependent
Upon him
For every breath
Every day
Every hour
When you know
You’re alive
To make a difference
To change the world
To live for God
And die for God
And live again
With God
Eternally
When you feel
So small
In this picture
So big
When you fall
To your knees
In worship
And lift up
Your hands
In praise
When you face
The darkness
And see the light
When you say goodbye
And your joy
Is still bright
When you let go
Of one you love
When you realize
Why you’re alive

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In memory of my dear grandpa “Papa”–forever loved and forever safe in the arms of the Father. ♡

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