JUST GRATEFUL

Considering the normal, I am poor!

Except for God’s rich blessings!

Oh yes, He blesses daily with

Fine treasures I am confessing.

The need for more each day as I

Reach out for His Presence.

That Presence that He visits now

It is His very essence!

My mind He fills with thoughts each day!

Of course, I will do His bidding!

I wish to write them down to share

Thoughts humble confiding.

What God has called you to do, do it!

Without expecting blessings!

Remuneration eventually

Up there! In white robe dressing!

What better payment can be had?

Hear His kind voice saying,

“Enter now the joys of heaven

These treasures you have been laying…”

‘It is life Eternal now, all yours!’

What more can this sinner ask

To be with God forever more!

And in His presence bask!

Gratefully, Sam Cox 4.20.05

I AM SCUM?

Someday I shall be like Him for I will see Him as He is.

This is not inconceivable the desire is not amiss.

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To be more like The Master in thought, in word, and in deed

Is desirable and natural not signifying greed.

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For geed is not included in the spirit-fruits we see

Gentleness and kindness these will last eternally.

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Patience, love, joy, and peace continue evermore

They litter the fair streets of that everlasting shore!

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The brightest smile imaginable will greet you over there

Whether angel or first arrival the greeting will not be rare!

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Listen up!  We are bought with the blood of the Savior.

We are justified and cleansed from all debased behavior.

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Just as if I had died but God did it for me.

I am cleansed, I am made perfect, I am now forever free!

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Was not righteousness imputed to Abraham by faith?

Reconciled and credited, giving then a perfect slate? (*)

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The witnesses of Hebrews 12, great cloud of scummy folk,

All anticipated heavens joys imputed, not revoked! (**)

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I am scum but I am a child of God!  Please elucidate!

For if I should remain scum I may miss my date!

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(*)  Romans 4:4, 8, 9

(**) Hebrews 11 and 12: 1-3

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Sam Cox 01.20.04

PARADISE IS (II Corinthians 12:4)

I have no charge from God to keep silent

Over things apocalyptic by device.

No vision from God of the future

As had Paul of third heaven, paradise.

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So why is it considered ludicrous

To contemplate imaginatively

The joys God has planned for His beloved?

Fantastic joys for you and for me.

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We are to comfort one another with these words,

Words about our future God has planned.

Many mansions, so do not be troubled

And positions for many to command. (1)

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Considering the wide open spaces,

(I do not mean deep in the heart of…)

Desert land?  Not nearly space enough!

But galaxies God’s space up above!

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Ridiculous?  No!  I do not think so!

Ridiculous it is to assume

That every orb that God put out there

Is as dead as Mars or the moon!

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So why is it thought of as peculiar

Assuming live planets, out in space?

Did God create voids unpredictably?

Not a chance, considering His grace!

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He is gracious!  He is loving and almighty!

And He said, “I go to prepare…” (2)

In His house we are told, “Are many mansions,”

And by God’s grace there is one for me there!

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(1) “   ruler over many…”

(2) John 14

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Sam Cox

IS TIME THE ONLY HEALER

Comfort vainly sought as friends and family gather round;

Broken hearts and endless tears, no solace to be found.

Flowers gray and skies, even birds, prove troublesome.

Friend’s kind words and you wonder where they are coming from.

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Can nothing ever replace this grief?  Is time the only cure?

How can a mortal struggle on this hopeless grief endure?

We miss that one.  That face we see through days and sleepless nights!

Remembering joys and sorrows shared with many shared delights.

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Is there no respite, no relief, no kind forgetfulness?

I wish I knew!  But I am not God.  Ignorance I confess.

But this I know; God know and cares, He really cares for you!

Meanwhile there is something you must learn, just trust.  He will guide you through!

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The time will come, no one knows when you will start to realize.

Seems suddenly the grief is gone, God’s comfort a surprise!

Through it all know you were led, through that darkest night.

Trust Him, your true Comforter!  His way is always right!

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For all who suffer loss!  It is not easy but God does care!

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Sam Cox 08.05.03