Morning sounds surround the back porch
Water rushes in the creek below
Birds close by, birds further off,
Many birds in early celebration of a new day.
A slight breeze moves the smaller branches and leaves,
Truly a simple reflection of the beauty of peace
Where stillness in heavenly confidence reigns
As all trust rests upon the breath of His Spirit,
Messiah’s comfort always near.
The mind is thankfully still as well
Breathing calm and relaxed,
Mankind’s world tries always to usurp
Throws about the weight and muscle of money, of control,
Jobs and bills, investments and ambitions and work
Beauty and strength of wandering youth,
Self-importance pretends to rule each day;
But who seeks God
Who has searched at last for life and meaning
As for silver, as for treasures of gold
When deepest need became bare and known.
He has taken hold of the greater wealth
She now has riches beyond this world
Wisdom as the growth of Redwoods made simple,
Qualities of personal character to truly appreciate the earth
And to walk a path of awareness and compassionate caring,
Footsteps of a Shepherd easy to follow
A voice of triumph that leads,
Authority that opened all seven seals
And broke all bounds,
Shook off the fears of man
And then destroyed the fear of death
Intimidation of the evil one,
Condemned, fallen Lucifer.