The language of eternity begins and ends with praise,
The gift given to God’s children is we can praise now,
Starting with simple baby word responses to love,
Growing into a hallelujah chorus of celebration,
God’s greatness stretching my vocabulary,
There aren’t enough words to complete the praise he is due,
But, I discover joy every day in finding new ways to praise.
My view broadened by the saints that loved me,
The vista of hope is spread out before me,
All I do is step forward with simple faith,
Faith that is the key to the gift of courage,
My life open to every offering of possibility,
Wrong turns taken in the past leave me undaunted,
Nothing can hold back the the blessings God plans.
Mercy’s kind hand is evident everywhere,
When hatred rages around with petulant anger,
Finding fault in everything that I do,
God continues to seek out what is beautiful in me,
Ignoring my obvious faults, the tally set to zero again,
I live with the freedom of the forgiven wayward son.
I know the temptations of the prodigal,
The bright city lights beckoning with glamour,
Drawing me to their dead end alleys,
This all quickly faded and I was left with nothing,
I rushed back to the Father’s waiting embrace,
I am the hard to teach child who thinks he knows better,
The one who needs to learn the hard way,
I was completely lost but God came near,
The mess I made of my life forgiven and hope restored.
I love the feeling of love’s gaze on me,
It’s not the knife in the back false smile,
No, its looking into the warmth of God’s approval,
Seeing loving compassion reflected in his tender eyes,
Blessing is the final word spoken to me today,
Blessings from Eternity the truth that I searched for,
Blessing to a child who desires to live in wholehearted love.