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Words of encouragement at ready hand

Closer than our own breath,

Breath of the Lord on our hearts and minds,

Living waters flow back and forth

Well up from the depth of being

Soothing waters wash the soul

True life overflows from once dead chambers,

New places in the heart and life

Once dry and withered, ruined

Barren world, lifeless desert earth

With nothing to offer a young boy

Nothing to offer a beautiful young girl

No hope to transcend the natural reality

No encouragement to carry through life as it is known;

Difficult days of every child in growing awareness,

Each person in growth and transition who walk this earth!

Despair screams out for hope

Then intellectual despair torments;

Anger floods over the large cities,

Violence churns back and forth

So many hearts that ache

So much hunger and thirst

With little left to satisfy

To meet the true inner needs…

A few look up into the sky

See the moon, the stars and the sunrise

Wonder about the planets and see majesty reflected in mystery;

Blue sky, blue water

Snow, rain and rich, rich soil

Plants and animals bring a sense of revived marvel.

Compassionate Words from Heaven do cover the sky and blanket the earth,

Moisten and bathe the Earth with richness to be found

Humans at times wonderful, fine treasure to seek

Goodness in love to be discovered!

Encouragement hangs from very thick vines

Beautiful grapes that wait in bunches as supple breasts,

Living Words of God thunderous

Recorded on ancient scrolls, reflected in Creation

Delight waiting patiently to be Spirit revealed, 

Then comes the Shepherd with blazing eyes

And an iron rod!