Are You Marked?

a young chipping sparrow fresh from the nest

“Though lonely be thy path, fear not, for He

Who marks the sparrow fall is guarding thee.” 

–Anonymous

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© 2013 Jeanne E Webster.  All rights reserved and observed

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From dangers you crawl

Clutching your prayer shawl

Tremble you may

God still holds sway

Marking your soft place to fall.

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Winds may knock you down

Rains drench you and drown

Soaked like a sparrow

Sight becomes narrow

God marks you safe and sound.

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Peace shall forever reign

Turn frowns to joys again

Look upon His face

Fears shall displace

Your worries God shall restrain.

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Amen

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SeeKING

 

Psalm 63

A psalm of David when he was in the wilderness of Judah

©Jeanne E Webster

O God, You are my God! I will meditate on You throughout the day.  My soul craves for You, my flesh aches for You in this dispirited and voracious world.

I have seen Your power and glory in the sanctuary and I praise Your eternal loving-kindness.

I will bless You and lift up my hands to you while I yet live.

My soul is satisfied with the richness of Your glory, and I shall joyfully praise You.

I think of You at the end of day and ponder Your majesty during the night hours.

I rejoice that You have rescued me and kept me in the shadow of Your wings.

My soul will pursue Your presence; Your might and power protect me.

Those that intend me harm shall be destroyed and eternally pay for their wrongs.

They will perish by the same devices they hurt others and will become as prey for wild animals.

 The rulers of the world will rejoice in You but those that speak evil of You shall die.

Shalom