Arms That Hold The Universe

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In light of all the disappointing and tragic news going on, including precious Cory Monteith (Finn on the TV show Glee) passing away at the tender age of 31 years, this song is on my heart more and more:

Arms That Hold The Universe – by 33 Miles (here’s YouTube link to hear the song – 33 Miles )

Lyrics below. May they bless you as they have me:

I know it seems like this could be
The darkest day you’ve known
But believe you me, the God of strength
Will never let you go
He will overcome I know

And the arms that hold the universe
Are holding you tonight
You can rest inside
It’s gonna be alright

And the voice that calmed the raging sea
Is calling you his child
So be still, and know He’s in control
He will never let you go

Through many dangers toils and snares
You have already come
His grace has brought you safe this far
His grace will lead you home

And the arms that hold the universe
Are holding you tonight
You can rest inside
It’s gonna be alright

And the voice that calmed the raging sea
Is calling you His child
So be still, and know He’s in control
He will never let you go

You can hope, you can rise, you can stand
He’s still got the whole world in His hands
You can hope, you can rise, you can stand
He’s still got the whole world, the whole world in His hands

And the arms that hold the universe
Are holding you tonight
You can rest inside
It’s gonna be alright

And the voice that calmed the raging sea
Is calling you His child
So be still, and know He’s in control
He will never let you go
He will never let you go

He’s still got the whole world in His hands
He’s still got the whole world in His hands

Song “Arms that hold the Universe” by 33 Miles

@ 2013 Blog commentary “Arms that hold the universe” KD Corner

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Trayvon

I normally do not comment on ‘hot button topics’ or political or legal matters. I have my views and I quietly hold to them. If asked, I will share my views, but, I normally do not publicize them. In this case, I will share my thoughts because I am compelled to do so.

This morning I woke up to my newsreel (i.e. Facebook) and I was informed that in the case of Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman was found “not guilty”. Whether you agree or disagree with this verdict is your affair. But, here are my thoughts.

I am deeply hurt and disappointed at what I feel is the lack of justice in this instance. An unarmed teen, who was on his way home, and not up to any tomfoolery, was followed and confronted by a man who was not a police officer because he appeared ‘suspicious’. The man was told by police to leave the area, leave the young man alone. However he chose to create a situation that did not have to be. We do not have video surveillance of the incident, and therein lies the conundrum that is – the word of the living vs. the word of the dead. And what cannot go unnoticed is the elephant in the room, that being the race of the victim and of the perpetrator. I will not go into all of that. But, I will say that I believe this is definitely part of the package.  In America it is said that you are “innocent until proven guilty”. These days it seems that unfortunately, it is not always the case that the innocent are found innocent and the guilty are proven guilty. It depends on what type of lawyer you are able to afford and if he/she is ‘good’ at his/her job. What precedence does this set for future cases of young men and young ladies who look ‘suspicious’ based on their apparel and/or race?

To Trayvon Martin’s family, my deepest and heartfelt sympathies to you. You will be in my prayers. This nation and our nation’s justice system will be in my prayers.

I will also be praying for George Zimmerman. Why? We all need prayer. God says if we pray only for our loved ones, then aren’t we just like everyone else? Shan’t we also pray for our ‘enemies’ or those we do not like or agree with? Yes, we should and shall.

Regarding judgement in THIS case, and in the case of Casey Anthony and so many others where the general consensus is that justice was not served… I place my hope in God’s justice. His word says the following:

Deuteronomy 32:35 (ISV) – To me [God] belong vengeance and recompense. In due time their feet will slip, because their time of calamity is near and the things prepared for them draw near.

Romans 12:19 (NIV) – Do not take revenge my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written, “It is mine to repay,” says the Lord.

God knows.
You are free to agree or disagree. I only ask that if you comment, your comments be tasteful and respectful, or else they will be deleted.
God bless.

© 2013 “Trayvon” by KD / KD Corner

There Is Hope

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There Is Hope (a short poem) – by K.D.

There is hope
When I have none
There is hope
When I’ve come undone
There is hope
In the warmth of the sun
There is hope today

When the sun’s rays bathe me
When The Son’s rays bathe me

 

© 2013 ‘There Is Hope’ (poem / blog) KD / KD Corner

Photo credit: morguefile.com, by jschumacher

Why Do You Worry? A Poem

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Why Do You Worry – by K.D.

Thoughts
Problems
Concerns
Cares
Worries
Bubble inside
Low rumble
More heat
Full rolling boil
From boil to steam whistling as through a kettle
It’s steamy scream escaping into the air
What will I do?
How will I handle?
How will I get the money?
We can’t afford this?
How will we make it?
When will the results/mail/answer/letter come?
What if…?

Then a hand takes the kettle off of the fire
And places it somewhere to cool
The boiling immediately stops
And slowly the water’s temperature begins to lower
And a voice says calmly, yet with authority
“Why do you worry?”

This voice has the power to calm
With one small question.
My mind goes immediately to the One who spoke…
God

I’m quiet

In an instant I remember
He has always taken care of our needs
He has never left us
He has always made a way out of no way
He has commanded me to cast my worries onto Him
He won’t leave me now
He hears my prayers
He is my provider
My heavenly Father in whom I must continue to trust
He is faithful
Amen.

© 2013 KD Corner “Why Do You Worry?”

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