As I mentioned last week, having been called out of town unexpectedly I will not be writing any new blogs for a couple more weeks. So I am using this opportunity to share with you a few of the inspirational poems that have impacted me over the years. I pray they will impact you as well.
God could have made the sun to rise
Without such splendor in the skies; He could have made the sun to set Without a glory greater yet.
He could have made the corn to grow
Without the sunny, golden glow;
The fruits without those colors bright, So pleasant to the taste and sight.
And caused the apple trees to bloom
Without the scent that doth perfume
Those dainty blossoms, pink and white.
That fill our hearts with sheer delight.
He could have made the ocean roll
Without such music for the soul—
The mighty anthem, loud and strong— And birds without their clear, sweet song.
The charm of kittens’ dainty grace,
The dimples in a baby’s face- All these are ‘extras’ from His hand, Whose love we cannot understand.
The God who fashioned flow’rs and trees,
Delights to give us things that please,
And all his handiwork so fair
His glory and His love declare.
Yes, He Who made the earth and skies
Gave “extras” for our ears and eyes,
And while my heart with rapture sings,
I thank Him for the “extra things.”
Poem by Margaret Fraser – From… Tan, P. L. (1996). Encyclopedia of 7700 Illustrations: Signs of the Times (pp. 495–496). Garland, TX: Bible Communications, Inc.