Tag Archives: Power

Unless you strengthen me

Again the One who looked like a man touched me and gave me strength…” Daniel 11:18

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How can I be strong,

except you strengthen me.

How can I know your will,

except you speak to me.

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How can I have you near,

except you dwell in me.

How can I be worthy,

except you cover me.

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How can I call you Father,

except you loved me.

How can I live forever,

except you died for me.

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Understand him? No

Job 26:14 “…Who then can understand the thunder of his power?” (NIV)*

The Ocean (photo by Patty Perkins)

The Ocean (photo by Patty Perkins)

His power alludes me. But, I don’t have to understand it. Fear it? Yes. Respect it? Definitely. Stand in awe of it? Of course.

I don’t understand his ability to create and be in all things. I don’t understand his ability to wreak havoc, allow catastrophe or calm stormy seas. I don’t understand his love and faithfulness. I don’t understand him.

But I can respect and fear him in a healthy way. After all…He is God.

*The One Year Bible, August 27, New International Version, copyright 1986, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois.


Love Unconstrained

Matthew 27:26 “…But he had Jesus flogged and handed Him over to be crucified.” (NIV)*

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With one word spoken

The earth could swallow alive.

Lightening could strike–

Just one look from those eyes.

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In one breath taken

winds could blow them away.

Right arm stretched out–

Fear, holding enemy sway.

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Jesus, all powerful,

All power restrained.

He let them crucify Him–

Gushing love unconstrained.

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photo and poem by Patty Perkins

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*The One Year Bible, New International Version, copyright 1986, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois.