IS THERE HOPE

Adam and Eve in the Garden, yes, they did surely die.

True, they lived on for centuries but in the eternal eye

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Was a mere drop in a bucket it was not even a day. (1)

For while, “As a day is as a thousand years,” (2) a thousand years but a day!

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Man would have lived on eternally!  One grain of sand by the sea

Could never begin to measure up or fit the analogy.

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For infinity is the measure of space that has no bounds or end!

Just as eternity continues on!  It is hard to comprehend!

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The angels are not eternal for they were created, too!

The angels are everlasting just the same as me and you!

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Yes, man will live forever and where depends on his aim!

If he cares not about Heaven, his future?  Oh, what a shame!

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The Godhead, the blessed Trinity, the matchless three in One,

Cooperated, conspired, and the universe was begun!

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Yes, begun for creation continues!  It is a world without end!

Can man confine the eternal?  He will neither break nor bend!

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Why cannot we confine the eternal?  When we claim He died long ago,

If God dies we die, too.  Who keeps us spinning?  Do not you know?

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I am sorry you gave in so easily.  I would love to argue His case!

So what really does keep us spinning?  Only His love and grace!

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Consider the brain, so intricate, only God’s love could conspire.

And what or who keeps the heart pumping blood?  The wind?  The fire?

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Give up!  Nothing like this could evolve or start from whatever they say

The sun, the worlds in perfect control through time, like, night and day!

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Another thing, division of time was not God involved in this?

Before Christ and after (3) so why not cease and desist!

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(1) 2 Peter 3:8

(2) In God’s eyes

(3) Before Christ and A.D. (Anno Domini) the Year of The Lord

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Sam Cox 03.25.04

ANSWERS

Give a thought please, He does when I need,

He is the master poet!  I just follow His lead!

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Hemmingway, London, a few others I know

Come to the forefront then there is Whittier to show.

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Sure, thoughts contrive to come with meaning

But the meaning is weak only just seeming—

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To contain a miniscule of clear thought

But the thought is not there and I have lost a lot.

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In backward, turn backward, oh time in thy flight,

Make me a child again just for one tonight.

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Retrogression deliberate loss I see

With no growing continuity!

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Childlike and childish big difference I see

Our faith must be childlike not childishly.

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Seeing fairies and gnomes with money on a tree

Fooling the self deliberately.

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But living by faith in Jesus alone

Is positive, sins to atone.

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For sin is real and not a mistake

“Thou shalt not kill, steal or envy…” a break—

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Away from a pattern of doing

Wrong!  Guilty the pair in the ‘Garden,’ no song.

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For we all have sinned, all have come short

Of God’s law we have broken, of course, we abort!

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But graciously God’s love came through

Died for us!  What more could He do?

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From beginning of time this painful death

He suffered, I think, with every breath!

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Sam Cox 08.16.10

THANKFULLY

Profound is the knowledge that God does exist!

No need for a preacher to tell,

Nor for a Prophet to explain everything,

Or how to escape flaming Hell!

 

 

You saw God’s love in that cooking flame!

Felt it in sunshine comfort!

While that flame burns in Hell forever

We cannot go on without it!

 

 

Do not need to be bad to enjoy a cooked meal

While animal’s eat raw flesh.

We, people, prefer it prepared, that is cooked,

Over fire! Just no contest!

 

 

God who taught us its use time ago,

Maybe the appreciation,

Or burning in Hell forevermore

Could it be inflammation?

 

 

Thank God for its use or burn in it!

That is the difference we see.

Thankful heart we learn from our Maker

In Heaven longing to be!

 

 

Appreciation! The Cornerstone!

Ached and pains to counteract

To burn away sin or burn evermore

Is this Heaven’s contract?

 

 

A grateful heart is a knowing one!

Just as aches and pains do exist

We learn to appreciate God’s favor

Whenever they do persist!

 

 

How does a strong man grow stronger?

Of course, new clothes to fit!

Muscles grow hard with hard work we know!

Cannot get away from it!

 

 

No flabbiness when hard work is involved

Aches and pains do follow,

To work at being Christ’s followers

Or witnesses is hollow!

 

 

Frankly, I am no Charles Atlas fan.

Heaven is where I am aiming to be!

Aiming precludes your Salvation first

Of course, His face to see!

 

 

Heaven’s joys I look forward to!

Be there with Jesus eternally!

Beauty transcendent emulating the

Face of Jesus who died for me!

 

 

the Sam 01.29.14

FORGET HELL!

He meets me in the evening

When the western sky is red!

He is with me then sometime later

Just before I go to bed!

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He is with me as I tarry,

Before I go to sleep,

And as I pray for blessings

On all of my kids to keep.

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To keep them ever happy!

Trusting in the Lord!

Secure in the knowledge

That they are adored!

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Secure in understanding

God’s love for each of them

That He will not forsake and

That He will not condemn!

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Know to understand His blessings

So that later in life

They can cope with all the trials

And the advent of strife!

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So to cope with their trials

That they will later see,

That for a real purpose they

Were really meant to be!

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To strengthen and enable

The Spirit (Soul) to do

Everything God would have them

To make them strong and true!

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The growing process heightens

As we older grow

Nor do the trials lighten!

This they need to know!

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But interspersed with the trials

Are many blessings each day!

That only come through trusting

Believing as we stay–

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Abiding in His Presence

Knowing Heaven is not yet!

But once we reach that glory

All past troubles, we will forget!

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So good to keep in trusting

Complete faith in the Lord

For our final goal is Heaven and

To miss cannot afford!

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Miss what?  The only realm in

Which we were made to dwell!

Will not miss it!  If we trust in Him!

And love Him!  Forget hell!

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Sam Cox  01.28.09

MYSTERIOUS ALL!

God is a mystery, man cannot define!

Explain His all power, God the Divine!

We cannot!  Definable only in terms

Of limitless Majesty nature confirms!

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To continue the journey in mystical realms,

Contained solar guidance, ships without helms,

God guides, sustains, without sound or thought!

He powers the universe!  Cannot be bought!

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For love is the catalyst far reaching beyond

Time, space, evermore, leaving no sound!

But His gentle thunder, while cannons insist!

Cannot compare to sounds of His bliss!

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Reaching from the heavens with all embracing,

His love is real and not without tracing,

Trace all to Calvary, love without limit!

Can any fathom or ever explain it?

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Became sin!  Who knew none or any defilement!

Contaminate purity?  Yet, was God sent?

God’s only Son but did He go willingly?

Living God’s love!  Loving continually!

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Loving still loving just how can one doubt it?

Loving us still!  I will never debate it!

Proving daily, His love, through blessing!

Who then can keep from His name confessing?

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Not me!

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Sam Cox 03.25.09