Enjoyed a wonderful day in Yokohama today. Full Sakura (cherry blossoms) bloom and nice warm weather… I hope the photos reveal the beauty.
Oh Lord, You are mysterious.
A wondrous miracle of joy delirious.
Who could possibly explain this mystery.
Who wrote the entire history.
What was and what is yet to come.
Alive today to overcome.
Oh my Lord, what a mystery You are.
Shining bright You are the star.
Through any battle, darkness and pain.
You always remain the same.
Even when I fall and shy away.
Your gentle voice whispers to say:
“Come back, come back and stay –
My light is IN you, don’t hide away”.
Oh my Lord, what a mystery indeed.
For a people unfaithful, ungrateful You would bleed.
To take my sins away
And yet I stumble and become a demons prey
Time and time again You whisper my Name.
For You are faithful and will always remain the same.
Oh my Lord, what a mystery You are!
In the midst of chaos what breaks through?
A sweet sense of something true
In the center of heartache so tense
A little light suddenly makes sense
When despair creeps inside the heart
And there doesn’t seem to be a new start
Then the light of the world will break through
And shed light and peace with the simple truth
The truth about love, about Jesus and God
And all of heavens angels applaud
For when loneliness drives the heart to despair
Or sadness has the weight of a bear
Or when it feels like nobody cares
Then Lord Jesus will bring refreshing new air
He will tear down the walls
He will answer any call
He will wrap His arms around you
Protect and see you through
This morning when I yearned to pray
I found that I had no words to say
It’s not that my heart is empty nor full
It’s more like my heart feels numb or dull
The contradictions are mounting higher than high
While my body my spirit and mind breaths a sigh
I can’t explain nor understand
God’s way is higher than any man
And any man such as my dad
Shouldn’t lay in pain and as sad
But, there is not much left of the dad I knew
The one who grabbed a gun to walk in the morning dew
Now he is screaming in pain
And all my prayers feels in vain
And yet I see Him, my God, answer my call
When I ask Him to break down a wall
So I can show my dad who the Lord really is
Jesus gives the moment of clear bliss
Oh God, my one desire in all of this
Is that people will meet You and feel Your kiss.
From drifting to selective
See the log on the river flowing
towards the waterfall in the mist glowing
The hand of God will move at His will
May I be found following still
For like summer turns to fall
so does life turn with God’s call
And as winter changes to spring
Can you hear the angels sing?
Though winter may be dark and grey
God never leaves and will hear me pray
And so, like the nature has change of seasons
So does my life change for His reasons.
Never give up on me Lord, in silence I pray
During the dark hours and grey trials of my day
His answer will come in time if I listen
May I be careful to accept His change of season
This poem is one I wrote some time ago, when a friend of mine had a baby in the ICU with two collapsed lungs. It was a tough time and yet, in the middle of the night I woke up and jotted down these lines in about 5 minutes time.
What is happiness compared to the Joy of the Lord
In this world any happy moment can be cut by a sword
The only true happiness comes from the One who hung the stars
The everlasting Father brings joy and is never harsh
He is loving, kind, patient and all we should be
Instead we often take for granted how easy life can be
Satan has permission to sift us like sand
Troubles and struggles hides the joy as it can
Be grateful for the Lord brings joy and mercy and love
And His Holy Spirit as soft as a dove.
Blessings in Christ
I sit in silence, before the night
Craving Your presence, Your peace, Your light
The daily burdens stresses me out
worries, anxiety – to my Lord I cry and shout
All that I have are precious Blessings from You
the love for my family runs deep, unending and true
Oh Lord Almighty One
how can I help the Blessing You gave – her struggles seem tied and done
In the silence I am waiting for You
to speak, to lead, to answer – You will not fail me – Your peace will make me anew.
Looking at my life, the circumstances, the trials, the pain… What can I take comfort in?
The Hope of Heaven.
That God chooses His own.
That His promises are true and will stand.
That His love endures and His grace is free.
That despite the pains of this life, He is Emmanuel and with me all the time. A-l-l the time.
That after these many tests and trials, there will be Blessings I can’t imagine.
That after this earthly life, Jesus is awaiting me in Heaven.
That is my comfort. This is my peace.
I see the water flow, the trees change color. So beautiful Your creation
Elohim, El Shaddai, my Adonai, You are no overnight sensation
You are God, my Lord, my King, my Sovereign Eternal Almighty One
Though I can’t carry a tune, I sing Your Praises for Your being and the sacrifice of the Son
When I look at the world at large and my own many trials and pains
I can’t understand Your mysterious ways, yet I know circumstances change
My heart wants to praise You and trust You and believe You in the dark
So I’m holding the cruel imagine of You my Lord, being whipped and marked
Dragged out of the courtyard, bleeding from the razor sharp whips You took
You look at me, and did it all because You love me, wanted to save me and asks me to look!
To look at You and to You, and not the world, circumstances, trials or plight
So that I can believe in the dark, what I know is true in the light
Of all the things you had to suffer, ridiculed, beaten, whipped and slain
The separation from God, the Father must have been the greatest pain
Your heart overflowed with a love so pure
Oh my Lord the gratefulness pierces me to know for sure
That nothing can separate me from my Lord and my King
The creation Praise You with colors and Your people will sing
And one day my Lord, one day, I will see You in all the Heavenly Glory of light
But right now, in my plight I know, that you are with me, though out of sight
I sense Your Presence, I feel Your strength. I’m not locked in sin’s cage
For Your Word promise me that if I look, You will be with me until the very end of the age.