Outrageous Mercy

Wow… what outrage one can feel
believing a killer got away with a crime,
yet no one was outrageous over Barabbas
when they saw him commit the crime.
And placed beside him, an innocent Jesus.
No one was screaming for what was just.
Crucify Him! Crucify Him!
Is what they cried instead.
They let the guilty go free
to see the innocent dead.
Where is the outrage?
Where is the compassion?
Does anyone care?
Where is the passion?
In His death, that’s where.
Yet who seems to care?
God does, that’s who.
His justice is not through.
The only mercy is in Jesus Christ!
Turn to Him before you pay the price!

7-6-11 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)

My Jesus, My God, My Comforter

At the altar is where I found my Father, my Comforter and my Friend.
I was told of love and forgiveness that would never end.
This person that I had wronged still loved me
And instead of punishing, wanted to set me free.

-CHORUS:
This was my Jesus, my God, and my Comforter who came to claim
My soul for His own, by my very name.
He did not leave me there drowning in my sin.
He cared too much to ever be without me again.

Troubles continued to follow me every since that day
Trying to get me to turn the other way,
But Jesus has been there through every trying test
Showering me with His protection and sweet rest.

-CHORUS-

Because a saint cared and was willing to obey the call,
I found my dearest friend to help me through it all.
Someday I will get to thank that saint in action
For reaching out to save a child with compassion.

-CHORUS-

4-13-11
Written by Miss Gail Brookshire (by the grace of God)
Inspired by Anthoni’s asking me to write this as a challenge
and Molly (the Saint who cared)

Generous Strangers

Strangers who are so generous,
expressing the very love You command.
They do not question the situation.
The simply extend Your hand.
Such love and joy
in their genuine pleasure.
Such compassion
is a rare treasure.
Community Fellowship
is valued more
behind these people
with an open door.
Faithfully they serve.
Willing they do.
All in a house
that belongs to You.
Protect these people
and bless their lives.
They are being Christ-like
while just trying to survive.

4-28-15 Written by Gail Brookshire

Clinging to God’s Word

Clinging so tight to God’s word,
I cling to His heart.
I hold onto His promises
that He will never depart.
His word does not fail us
like we fail Him.
When He makes promises,
He keeps them.
Endurance, mercy, patience
He knows so well.
In His presence
I long to dwell.
Jesus said He prepared
a place just for me.
I believe so strong.
I’m eager to see!

10-26-11 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)

Crossing the Line

Leashes break and dogs bite,
so the speaker said.
If you’re going to play with fire,
you know what lies ahead.
Is that what I’ve done
in returning to a danger zone?
Should I not know by now
to leave well enough alone?
Are my actions of kindness
what triggered the mines?
Do I mistake helping
for crossing the line?
God is a guide
who wants to lead,
who tells me to kick the darkness
until daylight starts to bleed.
May I follow in faithfulness
while being gentle with all.
May I be present and ready
when He gives the call.

10-20-11 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)
I wrote this 6 years ago. I don’t remember exactly what I was thinking, but I know it was to conceal my own thought while being brutally honest about surface material. I did a good job of concealing it from myself. 😉

Adopted By The Jewish King

Do we even know how blessed we are
to have been adopted by THE Jewish King?
We Gentiles were His enemy
before He lovingly changed everything.
Israel was His chosen people and land.
We weren’t even a concern.
Praise God along the way
He allowed us to live and learn
of who He is and what He represents
to every creature He made.
Now by His mercy and grace,
our penalty for sin has been paid.
We, too, are allowed to enjoy
His eternal promise of love.
For He has promised the Comforter,
and a mansion waiting for us above.
Thank you, Jesus, for including me
and allowing me salvation.
I’m so glad You chose to save
even those who were not of Your nation.

10-17-11 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)

NO MORE CHOKING!

Stop this choking me!
I belong to CHRIST!
I serve NO ONE ELSE.
HE was crucified!
For me HE gave HIS blood
to break my chains free.
HE gave me freedom
to live in spiritual liberty!
NO MORE laws! NO MORE demons!
NO MORE distractions!
God loves me as HIS creation,
NOT by my actions.
In love and honor,
I strive to give HIM fruit,
as I strive to live for HIM
in spirit and truth.

10-8-11 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)