Poetry and Stories are cool and make us think
a cool poem called footprints that shows God’s love for us
One night a man had a dream. He dreamed He was walking along the beach with the LORD. Across the sky flashed scenes from His life. For each scene He noticed two sets of footprints in the sand. One belonging to Him and the other to the LORD.
When the last scene of His life flashed before Him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of His life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times of His life.
This really bothered Him and He questioned the LORD about it. LORD you said that once I decided to follow you, you’d walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life there is only one set of footprints. I don’t understand why when I needed you most you would leave me.
The LORD replied, my precious, precious child, I Love you and I would never leave you! During your times of trial and suffering when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.
Carolyn Carty, 1963
William Blake Jerusalem (aka And Did Those Feet In Ancient Times)
Words by William Blake (1757-1827)
(This hymn is about celebration and praise, making it suitable as the first hymn, sung at the beginning of the service, which is in praise of God in whose presence everyone has assembled.)
And did those feet in ancient time
Walk upon England’s mountain green?
And was the holy Lamb of God
On England’s pleasant pastures seen?
And did the countenance divine
Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
And was Jerusalem builded here
Among those dark satanic mills?
Bring me my bow of burning gold!Copyright has expired. Permission to reproduce this text is not required.
Bring me my arrows of desire!
Bring me my spear! O clouds, unfold!
Bring me my chariot of fire!
I will not cease from mental fight,
Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand,
Till we have built Jerusalem
In England’s green and pleasant land.
wither Jesus came to England with Joseph of Arimathea as a legend says is unknown, he probably didn’t, but this is a cool Poem/hymn anyway more about this legend below
You are not an accident
“You are not an accident. Your parents may not have planned you, but God did. He wanted you alive and created you for a purpose.
Focusing on yourself will never reveal your purpose. You were made by God and for God, and until you understand that, life will never make sense.
Only in God do we discover our origin, our identity, our meaning, our purpose, our significance, and our destiny.”
You were born an originalthis is a really cool quote that you need to take note.
You were born an original so don’t die a copy If I try to be like him or her, who will be like me?
Always be a first rate version or yourself instead of a second-rate version of someone else. What is Man’s or Women’s first duty? The answers brief: to be himself or herself.
Empty, broken, here I stand (Kyrie Eleison – Lord, have mercy)
the song uses the Greek words Kyrie Eleison, Christe Eleison (Lord, have mercy; Christ, have
mercy), which are some of the oldest words in Christian liturgy.
the writers Nick and Anita Haigh wrote the song when they were going through a hard time, the words they wrote are set to a robust tune that speaks of the determination to follow Christ even when the road is hard.
Empty, broken, here I stand,
Touch me with your healing hand,
Take my arrogance and pride,
Wash me in your mercy’s tide,
Kyrie eleison, Christe eleison, kyrie eleison.
When my faith has all but gone,
give me strength to carry on.
When my dreams have turned to dust,
in you, O Lord, I put my trust.
When my heart is cold as ice,
your love speaks of sacrifice.
Love that sets the captives free.
Oh, pour compassion down on me.
You’re the voice that calms my fears,
you’re the laughter, dries my tears.
You’re my music, my refrain -
help me sing your song again.
Humble heart of holiness,
kiss me with your tenderness.
Jesus, faithful friend and true,
all I am I give to you.
Nick and Anita Haigh © 2000 Break of Day Music. CCL licence number 1721.
The Serenity Prayer
God, grant me the Serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And Wisdom to know the difference.
cool quotesthese are very cool quotes to make you think or inspire you
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My TestimonyI became a Christian in about 1986, I was at a Church of England in Dagenham at the time. After one of the services me and this lady called Edner Hare were talking, I can not remember what we were talking about now. she said “Would you like to pray to become a Christian” or words like that, I must have been very surprised about this because I thought I was a Christian, I was brought up in a Christian family, My Dads a vicar (now retired), I even went to Church, but that didn’t make me a Christian, at this I said yes, I must have felt I needed to looking back.
I knew about Jesus I learnt that from going to Sunday school and listening to my dad, but I did not know him personally, also I must have felt that something was missing. I felt that so we prayed and I ask Jesus to come into my life and he did, and he is helping me with my problems, sometimes I feel very insecure in myself, have low self image of myself and think I can do nothing this is partly to do with I have I have Dyspraxia with cross over Dyslexia/
When I was at school they did not know about this condition and they said I was stupid. God has helped me a lot, I was bullied a lot, at school, I was was also bullied in other places after I left School as an adult, this abuse damaged me, my confidence and my self-image. God is now healing me of the damage, pain and hurt, that was done to me, the emotional pain and damage is still there but god is healing me, it sometimes upsets me when I talk about it still but I know, God is faithful to do the job. He is making me feel good about myself, that I am not stupid, and he has even helped me and gave me the confidence to go through university and get a degree.
It does not matter to God what you have done wrong, God loves you just the same and wants to be friends with you, You matter to God