HIS SHADOW

Whenever Jesus stretched His arms out

And shadow formed a cross.

Suppose He then considered that

One day He would suffer  loss?

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And that day would mean salvation for

Every soul on earth?

Every soul believing, accepting

The Virgin birth.

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Deity, The God incarnate, gift to

Sons of Adam all

Who would listen obeying Jesus’

Dying, Heavenly call!

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Truly possible!  Jesus’ wisdom then

Amazed all the wise ones there

With knowledge well beyond His years,

Mere boy, but brilliant beyond compare.

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Age 12 can we consider that

Dreaming, He spotted that hill?

A hill portending anything that

Could make His heart stand still?

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With abject terror considering the possibility

Of one day suffering on that hill for sinners such as we!

Then later on a hill-top high, His heart cries out for all

Who did not love God, over all, who could hear the call?

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To all sinners, “Come unto Me and I will give you rest!”

Many ways to travel through life.  My way is the best!

“True promise of Heaven, I give to all who follow Me;

I am making it possible, as I die on a cross tree!”

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“I will become sin.  I will take it all,

Since wages of sin is death.

You need not die, believe this truth,

A promise of heavenly breath!”

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The breath of Heaven, this alone

Can avail, since Adam’s fall.

As we have come short way, short of God’s Glory,

Surely applying to all!

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Delight!  Be glad, for what we see

Beyond this veil of tears

A land of promise!  That supersedes all

Conquering all our fears!

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the Sam, who—what am!  02.13.12

MY COUSIN ROY

One of a kind was Roy, there will never be another.

A loving father and everybody’s brother!

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Man of God foremost, seeking first God’s kingdom,

Preaching wondrous Grace, everyone is welcome!

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That is the gospel buddy, “Whosoever will”

“Come to Me…”  Inviting the age-old gospel still.

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No easy payment plans, like, the many paths of God.

Roy stuck with the truth, he walked where Jesus trod!

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Christ who made the claim, “The Way, The Truth, The Life!”

We follow Jesus’ way or end in bitter strife!

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“Come unto Me,” He called, “And I will give you rest.”

Have you ever done this?  Why not put Him to the test?

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If your church does not teach this, better make a change!

The Good News that is the gospel, your life can rearrange.

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Take it or leave it friend, this is not something new!

Old as creation!  That only God can do!

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Good business something Roy kept in perspective,

Not a priority, sort of an elective.

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“Seeking first the kingdom of God,” this was his goal!

And still his goal in heaven with God in control. (*)

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I will see you soon, Roy!

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(*) I would not have it any other way!  If you have a better plan I would like to hear it!

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Love, Sam Cox 08.03

TO GOD MY LOVE

GOD in Heaven, GOD in Love,

In Mary’s home on earth,

There experienced the lowliest

Of any humble birth!

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GOD of Heaven, GOD on Earth,

And within my heart,

He created everything

That is from the start.

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Originator, consummate,

All that ever was,

He created, is creating!

He our God in Love!

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Sure, came down, healed the sick,

Gave His life for me!

Everyone who did accept

His claim of victory!

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Over sins dread disease,

Separating all

From the love of God above

Due to Adam’s fall.

Every son and daughter, too,

Who do not heed the call.

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“Come to Me, I will give you rest!”

From the curse of sin!

Heaven is yours just receive!

All may enter in!

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Jesus paid sin’s penalty!

Unthinkable the death!

Far worse than any punishment!

Then with dying breath–

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“Forgive them, Father, they know not…”

For their sin’s I am dying,

Excruciating pain for hours,

Final prayer the crying!

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the Sam 5.21.13