By Toni Smothers
Life was mute – Few rainbows.
And there were only puny, fleeting sunsets.
No time to notice anything, too many goals.
Too busy - Numb to love’s ever-flowing rhythm.
Trees and flowers swayed, giving beauty to each day.
God’s perfect truth, His essence – Was a distant myth.
My dead, stone heart knew better.
Life was for self, snatching moments, surviving.
The entire world can not comfort one heart void of hope.
Busyness is foolishness – More unstable than whirlwinds.
Worse even than mere falsity, wherein dwells the evil one.
Funny - He knew me well enough to swear he'd won me with his shinny dime.
So everything - At least according to the author of this universe!
God could not abide my anguish.
He sent his answer even before I knew it.
Already bought and paid – Victory in Jesus!
My God who knew and claimed me - His own from the first.
He who sails thru dark clouds, extending His mighty hand -
Inviting all to Himself, beyond rainbows, beyond sunsets,
Thank God for His perfect love which sweetens all of life. Where music plays a chorus within all hearts to hear.
And each sight and sound beams bright with promise.
Grace and mercy transform all who would come –
Risk all; lay it down alone – And Then rise anew with Him. Everlasting and incomparably dear – Your Heart’s renewal!