SUNBEAMS, RAINBOWS, MOON, AND STARS

COULD I BRING YOU GOD’S SUNBEAMS FROM ON HIGH

TO RIDE UPON THE BLUE HEAVENS ABOVE IN THE SKY

‘TWERE IT POSSIBLE WITH ALL MY MIGHT I WOULD TRY

I’D LASSO RAINBOWS OF COLORS SO BRIGHT ABOVE

WRAPPED TIGHTLY IN A BUNDLE OF KISSES AND HUGS

JUST TO LET YOU KNOW HOW MUCH YOU ARE LOVED

TWINKLING STARS FROM ABOVE I’D GATHER JUST FOR YOU

SPRINKLED WITH ROSE PEDALS, BABY’S BREATH AND DEW

THAT IN LIFE’S DARKEST STORMS GOD’S PATHWAY YOU VIEW

THEN I’D LASSO THE MOON WHEN AT ITS FULLEST PHASE

AND UPON ITS SURFACE MEMORIES TOGETHER ENGRAVE

THAT IN MOON LIT DREAMS EACH NIGHT YOU ARE BATHED

NONE DO I NEED DO TO KEEP YOU IN REMEMBRANCE OF ME

ALTHOUGH IN DEATH I AM NOW FROM THIS EARTH SET FREE

LOVE WE SHARED FOREVER REMAINS ALIVE, NEVER TO FLEE

HE TEARS OF SORROW LET NOT LINGER, LET NOT BUT A SIGH

FOR I REST AWAITING MY LORD’S RETURN IN THE EASTERN SKY

WHEN MY BODY SHALL BE CHANGED IN THE TWINKLING OF AN EYE

GOLDEN SUNRAYS WITH BOWED RAINBOWS OF COLOR EVER TRUE

WITH TWINKLING SHINING STARS AND MOONBEAMS OF EVERY HUE

WHEN VIEWING GOD’S CREATION, REMEMBER, FOREVER I LOVE YOU

AUTHOR, BY GOD’S GRACE, SHARON ROSE LAWLESSSEPTEMBER 23, 2018

LITTLE WRAPPED BLOCK OF WOOD

THIS LITTLE GIFT I WANT TO GIVE TO YOU

IN HOPES THAT WHENEVER YOU FEEL BLUE

IT MAY REMIND YOU OF ONE SO VERY DEAR

A FRIEND WHO IS EVER WITH YOU EVER NEAR

HE WAS A CARPENTER, WHO MADE PLANS

TO BUILD A MANSION EVER SO GRAND

HE IS SOON TO RETURN FROM FAR AWAY

COULD BE MORNING, NOON, NIGHT, OR DAY

ALWAYS ON TIME HE IS NEVER EVER LATE

KEEP PRAYING WITHOUT CEASING IN FAITH

LOOKING UPWARD TOWARD THE EASTERN SKY

KNOWING YOUR REDEMPTION DRAWETH NIGH

AUTHOR, BY GOD’S GRACE,

SHARON ROSE LAWLESS,

AUGUST 13, 2020

THE INVITATION

I COME THROUGH THESE PRISON DOORS AND BEHIND ME I HEAR THE SOUND OF IT CLOSING LOUDLY AND CLEAR STEPPING FORWARD IN ANTICIPATION OF WHAT LIES AHEAD I SLOWLY WALK FORWARD WITH A FEELING OF DREAD

LEAVING BEHIND THOSE OF WHOM I CHERISH AND LOVE UNABLE TO KISS THEIR TEARS OR EVEN GIVE THEM A HUG THEIR FACES NO LONGER IN MY SIGHT TO BEHOLD THE WEIGHT OF THIS SORROW ON MY HEART CAN NEVER IN MORTAL WORDS BE TOLD

WHAT I WOULD GIVE FOR JUST ONE TOUCH OF THEIR HAND TO HOLD THEM AND TELL THEM IT’S ALRIGHT, MY FATHER HAS PLANS FOR I KNOW HE IS WITH ME FOR IN HIS WORD HE HATH PROMISED I WILL NEVER FORSAKE YOU, AND SO, I WILL NOT BE A DOUBTING THOMAS

FREEDOM OF SPIRIT I FIND AS I SIT WITHIN THESE PRISON CONFINES FOR I HAVE NOW FOUND THE GIFT OF TIME IS ONCE MORE MINE AS A CHILD ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD ONCE COULD BE FOUND TO LEISURELY CONTEMPLATE LIFE’S MATTERS ALL AROUND

BUT WITHIN THESE PRISON GATES THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH NOW ENTERS IN AND THE LOSS I ONCE FELT NOW FEELS LIKE SOMETHING YOU WIN FOR I HAVE FOUND THAT WHICH I LOST THAT WAS ONCE MINE AS A YOUTH JESUS NEVER LEFT ME, HE’S BEEN BESIDE ME ALL OF MY DAYS, AND THAT’S THE TRUTH

FOR TRULY IT WAS I WHO HAD CHOSEN TO WANDERED OFF LEAVING HIS SIDE BOTH IN MY BODY AND MY THOUGHTS AH, BUT HE NEVER GAVE UP ON MY SOUL, NEVER ONCE DID HE FALTER HE IS STILL WILLING TO HAVE ME AS HIS CHILD, TO BE MY FATHER

BUT EVEN THOMAS THE LORD DID NOT LEAVE ALONE HE PROMISED SOMEDAY HE WOULD SIT BEFORE HIM AT HIS HEAVENLY THRONE SO I MUST NOT QUESTION MY SITUATION AT THIS TIME THE LORD HAS A PLAN FOR MY LIFE, AND I KNOW IT IS SUBLIME

I THANK YOU AND PRAISE YOU LORD FOR YOUR AMAZING GRACE FOR ONCE AGAIN BRINGING ME BACK TO YOU, FACE TO FACE THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS THAT REGARDLESS OF MY PAST SINS ALL IS NOT LOST, FOR NOW WITHIN MY HEART I HAVE INVITED YOU IN

YOUR HOLY SPIRIT NOW WITHIN MY HEART DOETH ABIDE NEVER SHALL I CEASE TO GIVE THANKSGIVING FOR YOUR STAYING AT MY SIDE I PRAY MY LIFE SHINES FORTH WITH THE TESTIMONY OF YOUR LOVE THAT I MAY INVITE OTHERS TO THE HEALING OF “ THE GREAT PHYSICIANS LOVE “

AUTHOR, BY THE GRACE OF GOD

SHARON ROSE LAWLESS

OCTOBER 19, 2009