Friday, September 22, 2017

Spared


More times than you have known there were,
My angels rescued you from danger.
Approaching harm and unexpected
Did not affect you, preserved, protected.

When you were only two years old,
You walked into a busy road.
If you had stood a moment more,
A fatal crash was next in store.

One day while on a mountain climb,
You tripped and slipped, but then a vine
I caused to catch and snag your feet
Prevented you from tumbling.

A night that had a normal feel
Was when the burglar planned to steal.
The door that you forgot to lock
He could not budge at twelve o’clock.

You were late for work one time
Because you sat in traffic lines.
Meanwhile the bridge you cross each day
Collapsed suddenly in that delay.

I manage every circumstance.
There’s no such thing as luck or chance.
On most occasions, you aren’t aware
Of all the ways in which you’re spared.

-- Charity L., age 19


Scripture Quotations: 
The LORD will guard your going out and your coming in From this time forth and forever." (Psa 121:8)

"For He will give His angels charge concerning you, To guard you in all your ways." (Psa 91:11)

"The LORD will protect you from all evil; He will keep your soul." (Psa 121:7)


Attribution notice: Scripture quotations taken from the NASB. "God Has My Back" painting © 2017 Danny Hahlbohm, all rights reserved by the artist.  Please visit his site inspired-art.com

Author's note The poems in this blog were written by my children, ages eleven through nineteen. The "Why This Blog" post explains how the Lord inspired these poems in answer to a prayer during illness. I also recommend visiting my children's blog, A Brush with Life, where you will also find beautiful art they have drawn for the glory of God. You can access my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master." Now I'd like to ask a very important question.

Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"
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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.

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