Autumn, aromatically sweet
Before the arrival of a blustery winter scene.
Crowning of billowing trees,
Decorated and adorned,
Emerge in vibrant, resin-scented leaves.
Foliage overhead of lemon,
Green, mango-orange, and shades of gold.
Hovering sphere of light
In the deep sea-blue sky
Journeys from dawn to the arrival of dusk;
Kaleidoscope of sunlight brilliance
Lightens and caresses the marbled planet while in
Measured time, earth orbits and rotates from
New moon to full moon and from
Onset of each new year and new season; its’
Pathway determined in ancient times.
Quivering rays of stretching sunbeams
Reach the autumn forest filled with
Swaying boughs of leaf-laden trees;
Translucent rays brightly display
Unified and blended scene
Vivid in rich hues of harmony
While the cooler wind softly blows.
X-ray vision silently reveals
Yellow, orange, and green veins hidden in minute
Zig-zag stripes in the cluster of autumn leaves
Now gently falling and floating in the
Softly flowing breeze.
(Paraphrase of Psalms 23)
Jesus is my Keeper; I’ll be content
as He leads me day by day
to pleasant places
to be renewed in him
along life’s pathway.
Although I often stumble through
many trials and snares,
I’ll not be dismayed
by the evil doer
as Jesus calms my fears.
How my Lord continues to
keep sustaining me
with daily showers of his
blessings with love,
mercy, and peace.
Now I know that without a doubt,
His goodness will stay with me
all the days of my
until heaven’s gates I see.
Clouds were thick and gray;
Dreary morn to my disdain.
Even so, God told,
“Do not be dismayed.”
Quietly I sat to pray
For his help to cope
On this darkened day.
He then brightened my pathway
With his Light of Hope.
Isaiah 41:10 (Holy Bible New International Version):
“Do not fear for I am with you; do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help me: I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Over the twinkling stars in space.
Looking forward to see
Dreams become reality.
Internal spirit soars and thrives
Never giving up in life.
Going forward each new day
Onward along life’s unknown pathway.
Not forgetting who stays with me;
Trusting Jesus and choosing to believe.
Obstacles are triumphantly overcome;
Hurdles are trampled into the ground.
Optimistic view of the future;
Pressing in faith to endeavor,
Enduring in trust to persevere.
I went on a walk today to enjoy the sunshine’s beautiful rays. Although it is only March it seemed like early May. That was the Lord’s good kindness I have no doubt to bless us with his radiant love. So for heartfelt joy I wanted to shout. As the time did allow, I meandered and walked along the road where the grass was too brown I noted with a furrowed frown. But then I remember this is only early March, I need to be patient in letting Spring have its start. Therefore, now no need to be downcast or feel dismay because as surely as the loving Lord lives, the warmer season of Spring is on the way. And so gracious and generous is our Lord God that he chose to let us have a peak at the warm weather that lies ahead. Why, not so long ago, I sat shrouded in blankets enduring the wintry cold. Now I push the sleeves up my arms allowing the sun to wrap them with its warming glow. Contentedly I plod along the road not really following where the sidewalk goes. I do that sometimes, just making up my own path and journeying where no one else has. My life is sometimes like that too; where others might travel along Route One, I might choose to explore Route Two. I like to be different and not the same as everyone I see. God has given you and me each a gift of life and individuality. Therefore as we wander through life’s pathways and arrive at a journey altering crossroad, you may choose one way while I select another way to go. And as surely, I can see the lemon tinted orb shine so radiantly, I know that the Lord is always with me, guiding me with love and ever so tenderly. For he does deeply know me and understands my shyness, you see. For though I smile and seem so sociably, deep inside something is hindering me. He knows when I hurt too much and cannot take too much more. He lets me hide in his quiet love; he is my strong, protecting shield like the locked and secured front door. So as twilight now descends and this blessed day sweetly ends, it is only God through his Son Jesus who gives me courage to endure and try again. Therefore, tomorrow when dawns a brand new day filled with unknown blessings along life’s way, I will venture along a new winding pathway to discover rekindled hope inside of the Lord’s never ending grace.