Sunday, September 23, 2012

Flowers in the Wind

Walking this afternoon
Thinking about our country
Wondering about the future
Praying for our land

Heading out of town
Fields lie barren after harvest
Signs of autumn surround me
The beauty of spring long since faded

Here and there a few fall flowers bloom
A blossom of yellow
A patch of gold
Brighten the browns and oranges

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Those flowers remind me of our children
Seeds growing in a dying world
Bringing beauty and life
As they blossom in the midst of the weeds

Oh, Lord, what a difficult life they face
This country turning from its Christian foundation
Giving away the religious freedom it once cherished
Taking away the heritage the founders planned for them

Pain grips my heart
I close my eyes
Then I hear it
The sound of wind blowing through the native grasses

Reminded me of the Holy Spirit
Alive and well
Changing lives
Accomplishing God's work

The Spirit is moving
Blowing those precious flowers
Preparing them for the storms to come
Giving them the strength to stand

I turn the corner
The sun shines full in my face
Warmth fills my heart
A song becomes the remainder of my prayer.

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"Shine, Jesus, shine
Fill this land with the Father's glory
Blaze, Spirit, blaze
Set our hearts on fire
Flow, river, flow
Flood the nations with grace and mercy
Send forth Your word
Lord, and let there be light"


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