Our Father’s Heart

June 17, 2013

The reason I’m here …

To reveal our Father’s heart

Good news for the poor

Freedom for the prisoners

He releases the oppressed

 

The blind will see the light

The sick will be healed at last

The lonely friends will have friends

His promises restore life

His forever love renews

 

Focusing on Jesus

I have trained to listen each day

My friend forever

I have no greater joy here

Than living with his presence

 

Enduring the pain

Incomprehensible loss

Grief that overwhelms

He holds me close to his heart

His love secures and gives hope

 

My lived experience says

I have a friend big enough

To enter my losses with love

And understanding

 

His compassion draws me

His story is compelling

What mattered to him captures

His mind is brilliant

 

He always sees the person

Religion has kept hidden

Incomprehensible love

That is in the now

 

I cannot fathom

The depth of our Father’s love

In silence I come

Laughter breaks forth in my soul

Joy enters the darkest room

 

The story revealed in the Bible in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John have focused me on a real man. The daily practice of choosing who would be the most influential person in my life (over the last fifty years) has led me to inexpressible joy. This is poetry from my soul. It comes out of a lived experience through pain.  This gift of joy is available to all.

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3 Responses to “Our Father’s Heart”

  1. AMEN! Thank you, Jesus! You are our Joy!!

  2. This is so beautiful, Terry… so beautiful. God bless your efforts in being used by God in freeing all kinds of people from all kinds of chains.

    With love,

    Judy

    rodmanjudy@comcast.net

    615.347.5195

    308 Cody Hill Place, Nashville, Tn 37211

    http://www.judyrodman.com

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  3. Betty Matthews said

    Terry,
    Although you are no longer on staff at Woodmont- I am grateful you have not forgotten all of us!
    Love,
    Betty Matthews

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