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Engraved Reflections (His Covenant)

Our lives our liked upon

an open sky of room,

Varied days endless swells

of clouds persist with gloom.

 

While at times it may seem

dark billows to all exist,

The hazy murk of satan’s snare

always to persist.

 

Never doubt by no means

for God’s hand is in the storm,

Careful guided clouds of rain ~

pour out and grow to form.

 

Lives of careful trials of trust

extend to perfect faith,

For no man there can enter in

unless he has obtained.

 

For every cloud a silver lining

creates a shield of hope,

For soon the Son will show His face 

His glory to behold!

 

The rays of love embrace our souls

engraved no more to part,

His covenant the rainbow

reflects upon our heart!

 

Kathy J Snow©

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6 thoughts on “Engraved Reflections (His Covenant)

  1. Kahy, this is a truly encouraging read for all who may be going through testing and trials right now. It’s heartening to know that our faith is being strengthened, hope is ever-present and “God’s hand is in the storm”. Thank you for this refreshing word for weary souls! Blessings 🙂 xx

  2. Sister ~ as I read your extraordinary poem, the following hymn clouded my thoughts ~

    Words: Ma¬ry A. Bak¬er, 1874:
    Dr. Palmer re¬quest¬ed me to pre¬pare sev¬er¬al songs on the sub¬ject of the cur¬rent Sun¬day-school les-sons. One of the themes was “Christ Still¬ing the Tem¬pest.” It so ex¬pressed an ex¬per¬i¬ence I had recent¬ly passed through, that this hymn was the re¬sult. A very dear and only bro¬ther, a young man of rare love¬li¬ness and prom¬ise of char¬ac¬ter, had been laid in the grave, a vic¬tim of the same di¬sease that had al¬ready tak¬en fa¬ther and mo¬ther. His death oc¬curred un¬der pe¬cul¬iarly dis¬tress¬ing cir¬cum-stances. He was more than a thou¬sand miles away from home, seek¬ing in the balmy air of the sun¬ny South the heal¬ing that our cold¬er cli¬mate could not give. Sud¬den¬ly he grew worse. The writ¬er was ill and could not go to him. For two weeks the long lines of tel¬e¬graph wires car¬ried back and forth mes¬sages be¬tween the dy¬ing brother and his wait¬ing sisters, ere the word came which told us that our be¬loved brother was no longer a dwell¬er on the earth. Al¬though we mourned not as those with-out hope, and al¬though I had be¬lieved on Christ in ear¬ly child¬hood and had al¬ways de¬sired to give the Master a con¬se¬crat¬ed and obed¬i¬ent life, I became wick¬ed¬ly re¬bell¬i¬ous at this dis¬pen¬sa¬tion of di-vine prov¬i¬dence. I said in my heart that God did not care for me or mine. But the Master’s own voice stilled the tem¬pest in my un¬sanc¬ti¬fied heart, and brought it to the calm of a deep¬er faith and a more per¬fect trust.

    Master, the tempest is raging!
    The billows are tossing high!
    The sky is o’ershadow with blackness,
    No shelter or help is nigh;
    Carest Thou not that we perish?
    How canst Thou lie asleep,
    When each moment so madly is threatening
    A grave in the angry deep?
    Refrain
    The winds and the waves shall obey Thy will,
    Peace, be still!
    Whether the wrath of the storm tossed sea,
    Or demons or men, or whatever it be
    No waters can swallow the ship where lies
    The Master of ocean, and earth, and skies;
    They all shall sweetly obey Thy will,
    Peace, be still! Peace, be still!
    They all shall sweetly obey Thy will,
    Peace, peace, be still!
    Master, with anguish of spirit
    I bow in my grief today;
    The depths of my sad heart are troubled
    Oh, waken and save, I pray!
    Torrents of sin and of anguish
    Sweep o’er my sinking soul;
    And I perish! I perish! dear Master
    Oh, hasten, and take control.
    Refrain
    Master, the terror is over,
    The elements sweetly rest;
    Earth’s sun in the calm lake is mirrored,
    And heaven’s within my breast;
    Linger, O blessèd Redeemer!
    Leave me alone no more;
    And with joy I shall make the blest harbor,
    And rest on the blissful shore.
    Refrain

  3. I love the rays, hope and love pouring through these words and reminders of how God works in our lives! Thank you for all of the messages you give us that can make a huge difference in our lives and our perspective!

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