It Is His Gift

To lay one’s head down
and in sweet peace sleep,
not worrying about tomorrow,
for one knows God will keep.
To awaken refreshed in peace again,
as the head begins to lift.
A moment like this only God provides.
It is His gift.

To face a scary moment in faith
and trust the ailing body to strangers.
When life and health are threatened,
and the soul even seems in danger.
To awaken refreshed in health again,
as the healing begins to lift.
The Great Physician restores.
It is His gift.

To hear the sound of little voices
praising God with His own hymns.
To be able to experience the joy
that surely God finds in them.
To take in such beauty
as the voices together lift.
Only God can perfect such praise.
It is His gift.

5-11-15 written by Gail Brookshire

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