“I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people,” Ephesians 1:18
Today, so many people are hurting. But there is HOPE. Each of us can share God’s love with someone today. Even a smile will make a difference.
I’ve been wanting to write more poetry. Recently, on a night when I couldn’t sleep, this happened. As I’ve said before, I’m not an educated writer of anything. But, God has given me the desire to share my faith and encourage others—in my own way. Knowing that, I press on. I only speak from my heart. So bear that in mind and please listen to the message with your own heart.
Let’s keep HOPE alive!
There is a hope the world doesn’t know,
A way to move forward, the best way to go.
They’re missing the mark, the true meaning of life,
If only they’d stop, and let go of their strife.
If they could just see the One who is there,
Waiting and watching, His Good News to share.
The God of the ages, just a whisper away,
Wants to stay by their side, day after day.
His Word full of love may be there on a table,
But has never been read even though they are able.
What will it take, oh tell me dear friend,
To convince them to see His love has no end?
The beginning, the present, He’s always been there
To give them His heart, to show that He cares.
He’s been there each time they have struggled and wept,
If only they knew, every promise He’s kept.
They’ve traded His peace for a home filled with worry,
Running around in too big of a hurry.
They’ve held on to things, much like stubble and hay,
Only to see “things” soon fade away.
They’ve missed the true joy deep down inside,
That comes when we know Him, a joy we can’t hide.
Many years on this earth I’ve been blessed here to be,
And I’m happy to say, that I know He loves me.
How thankful I am that He never shall part,
And He’ll always reside down deep in my heart.
He gave me a Hope for others to see,
It was planted within when Jesus saved me.
That Hope has sustained me through sunshine and rain,
Has given me joy, amidst sorrow and pain.
And I want that for them—to believe on His name,
So I pray every day, that their lives they will change.
“My hope is built on nothing less,
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.”
Carolyn Canizales 4-4-22