Jars of Clay

By Zelphia Peterson

“But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us” (2 Corinthians 4:7).

All the lovely broken people

Knit together, now made whole

Shattered fragments shining brightly

Healed and clean, a living soul

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Scattered pieces, roughened edges

Blackened bits and climbing cracks

Seen as perfect, loved as holy

So follow Him; no turning back

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Our Declaration

By Zelphia Peterson

“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world…” Psalm 19:1–4 (NIV).

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The heavens declare the glory of God

The earth shouts the sound of his praise

All creation proclaims him, together adores him

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Mercy Triumphs

By Zelphia Peterson

“Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom, 13 because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment.” James 2:12-13

Mercy triumphed over judgment

At the cross, that mercy tree

As all our sins were washed away

By His blood on Calvary

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Mercy triumphed over judgment

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Jeremiah 29

By Zelphia Peterson

 

Jeremiah 29:13, “You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.”

I saw God in the trees today
I saw His fingers, stirring the boughs
Of the highest trees, but I searched in vain
To see the rest my eyes would not allow

I felt God in a breeze today
His gentle touch caressed my hair
I ran and felt the wind’s embrace
And that’s when I knew – God was there

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