Trinity (poem by me)

We praise You for the mysterious sea
We fear Your glorious Name above all Names
More than the sharpness of shark fangs
We will forever sing of Your glory.
Oh, Architect of all Earth’s beauty,
King above all kings that reign,
Deliverer from our every chain,
You are so ever praiseworthy!

Your Son died and rose again,
He holds the keys to Your kingdom,
His blood washes clean our every sin.
Behold the Spirit He said You would send,
No one surpasses Him in wisdom,
He is our ever-present friend.

© 2016 Kim Bond

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Christmas Thoughts

As I decorate my Christmas tree, I think of how the fir was used to explain the Trinity. It has three points, yet is one tree.

As I string on the lights, I meditate on this: Jesus is the light of the world.

As I top it with a star, I reflect on how the magi followed the Star of Bethlehem to see our Savior.

When I put the gifts underneath, I imagine the gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh presented to Him.

As I fill my children’s stockings with candy canes, the shepherds that visited Jesus and their crooks come to mind.

When I decorate with red, I meditate on the blood shed by our Messiah. When I trim the house in green, I consider the everlasting life God gave to me.

Early Christmas morning, the kids run downstairs. Wrapping paper is flying and the kids are all smiling. Then they gather round to hear the Christmas story read from my Bible.

(From Luke 2:16-21) “So [the shepherds] hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise the child, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he was conceived.”

Thanks for reading my blog so I could share with you my thoughts and meditations at Christmastime. May the birth of Christ be our focus this year and every year. Our Messiah has come to earth to save us from our sins. Our joy should be full and overflowing. I pray your Christmas is merry and meaningful.

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Wonderful Counselor (prayer)

Is(This is an intercessory prayer for persons suffering from addiction.)

Holy Father,

Make this addicted person a humble student

In the school of Christ,

Be their Teacher and Counselor,

Be their Comforter and Light,

Show Christ to their soul,

Lead them to the cross,

Make their textbook Your Word,

Show them Christ’s resurrected body—

The anatomy of holes in His hands

And in His deeply pierced side.

Open their eyes to see their sins

And that the just punishment

For them is eternal death,

Yet You have poured out Your mercy by

Allowing Your Son to pay for those sins

With Your blood—

Satisfying justice,

Plus adding faith and love.

Open their understanding to Scripture,

And reveal the mystery of the Trinity,

Awaken them to the truth

That life is a gift to be cherished,

Assign them a new craving—

To know You more,

Bless them with cheerful thoughts,

Steered away from their fixations,

Break the enchantment of their addictions

And deliver them from their vexations.

In Christ’s Name, Amen.

© 2015 Kim Bond

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