Thursday, April 14, 2011

Mercy in disguise

Laura Story: Blessings

We pray for blessings
We pray for peace
Comfort for family, protection while we sleep
We pray for healing, for prosperity
We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering
All the while, You hear each spoken need
Yet love is way too much to give us lesser things

'Cause what if your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You're near
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise

We pray for wisdom
Your voice to hear
We cry in anger when we cannot feel You near
We doubt your goodness, we doubt your love
As if every promise from Your Word is not enough
All the while, You hear each desperate plea
As long as we have faith to believe

When friends betray us
When darkness seems to win
We know that pain reminds this heart
That this is not our home

What if my greatest disappointments
Or the aching of this life
Is the revealing of a greater thirst this world can't satisfy
What if trials of this life
The rain, the storms, the hardest nights
Are your mercies in disguise

Laura Story : Blessings

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Blinking Light

The One Blinking Light we had in Small Town Arkansas growing up was on the intersection of the one grocery store and one restaurant everyone knows you name. The older men on the bench in front of the grocery store knew all the latest gossip and was ready to share it. Just up the street the Trojans played there only sport and that was BasketBall (track and baseball was around then but not as popular). The cheering of the bleachers was very loud happiness was all around. There was an underlying darkness that roamed around seeking whom he may devour. He looked for anyone that would fall in to his trap of lies. He's lies looked very Sexy Very appealing at first, but they aways lead you to the darkness. The things you get involved in would dim you light a little at a time so you wouldn't be aware at powerful they can become. As you light grow very faint you get accustom to the darkness and the things that seemed bad to you before you begin to accept as norm. Lets puff on our parents cigarettes, end up smoking for 60 years and getting cancer and ugly wrinkles. What a little drinking that seemed fun at that party trying to be cool, ended as you being an alcoholic and can't stop at one drink. That Boyfriend that lead you to sex for the first time that didn't even end up giving you the love that you had hope, leads to using your body for drugs. You get the point, the people who are pressuring you into to doing the things you know to be wrong, won't even be there when your world becomes so dark from all the sin that you see no way out but to end your life. Be wise make choices today that you will be happy with tomorrow.