Poem : There Was A Time
foot prints on mash soil.
The air rose, the sea wave dances the unusual,
and then came the ever scorching sun.
A flip in life one will never wish to see,
a time man will run from with all at his disposal.
Imagine yourself in such a situation.
At time the body cries for its rest,
the soul for its liberation.
But this MAN stood over 2000 years and hoped.
Is this love or hate?
Death was definitely sure
and you called it a sacrifice for love?
Some say love is blind, what do you think?
Yet no!! Love sees.
Just that sacrifices are made;
the waves, the scorching sun,
the hurricanes, the disliked – might all be faced.
And the body must let go,
the spirit must yearn for
and the self thrown aside.
Surly, the world is blind, not love.
For this is love, JESUS died for you and me; there was a time…
Now is our time to carry on; a time to love, a time to share
A time to bless, a time to treat oneself as though less important,
Then see this; a time of peace and tranquility!!
- – - written by Abi Israel Oheji
Poem : CHRISTmas Time
Are we ready for a rhyme?
Brisk chills in the air
Friends and family together
All of God’s precious gifts
With each other to give a lift
Keep the momentum all year long
In your commitments
So the years gone by have no resentment
Cling to the thought of the Cradle
In the Crèche in the Stable
The thought of A Newborn
Later to be scorned
Giving us a reason
To share the season
With Love in our hearts
For all now let’s start
Our Lord and Savior
Born in a Manger
For our renewal
His teachings are cool
Our lives are enriched with His Presence
Share the gift of self-giving as a present
For He gave us so much
We all need, in the same way to reach out and touch
The world’s children
The world’s people
Inside and outside of the Steeple
God Bless This Holy Holiday Season
The Season with a Reason
Respond positively to The CHRISTmas Call
For it is Our God Who truly Loves Us All
Sit with Me.
Turn to Me.
Walk with Me.
Run to Me.
Sup with Me.
Look to Me.
Delight in Me.
Rest in Me.
Learn of Me.
Drink of Me.
Abide in Me.
Trust in Me.
Receive from Me.
And calms the troubled breast;
‘Tis manna to the hungry soul,
And to the weary rest.
My Shield and Hiding-place;
My never-failing Treasury fill’d
With boundless stores of grace.
Although with sin defiled;
Satan accuses me in vain,
And I am own’d a child.
My Prophet, Priest, and King;
My Lord, my Life, my Way, my End,
Accept the praise I bring.
And cold my warmest thought;
But when I see Thee as Thou art,
I’ll praise Thee as I ought.
With every fleeting breath;
And may the music of Thy Name
Refresh my soul in death!
Jesus came to set the standard by which we are to live,
And to do this, His own life, he freely did give.
That man – from sin – could be rid.
As a lad of twelve he was about his Father’s business,
And all through His physical life manifest faithfulness.’
Fulfilling all the Father sent Him to do;
Progressing in stature and wisdom well,
Giving to man exactly what God had for Him to tell.
For he opened the door to the Heavenly land.
We need to grow with Jesus every day,
For He is the only one, that to God, knows the way;
And continue throughout eternity in God’s unending love.
You will worship with a radiant face.
You’ll hear each word God speaks.
Your heart will be pure,
Your words will be like jewels,
Your thoughts will be like treasures.
We have a cross to bear.
We think we’re on our own
And long for someone to care.
Waiting to guide us through.
He understands how we feel,
Is sharing our sorrows, too.
Knows what plans are in store,
And (with His grace and power)
He opens a brand new door.
For, He is holding the key
Solving all of life’s problems,
In order that we can be free.
I know there’s nothing You can’t see
Help me to be all that You want me to be
Touch my mind, body and soul, set them free
Even when it’s my sorrows I want to drown
You love me still in spite of myself
Mostly when I feel I have nothing left
You bless me over and over again
Your love for me runs deeper than the days run long
It’s no wonder my love for You has grown strong
You have my back when it’s heart that I lack
With You by my side, now I’m on the right track.
No one but You can see all the scars
I long for the day that they’ll all be healed
But right now it’s each and every one that I feel
If I had only given You my all and all
You’ve never tried to force Your love on me
It was always there whenever I was in need
I guess that’s why I kept opening doors trying to find a love that was true
Hmmm, maybe I’ll snap my fingers and it’ll appear out of the blue
I’ve already tried that fairy tale
That one is setup so you can only fail
The peace that I have is the absolute proof.