Canopy of Protection

Lush canopy of green leaves shelter the life beneath and amidst

Mystery, beauty, relief from heat, provider of shade, web of moisture

Heavens above, trees and green, ground

Christ, heaven, redemption, souls

Under the canopy of His protection

c2020 Lisa Lyons

“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation.” -Psalm 91:14-16

“Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me, for in you my soul takes refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed.” – Psalm 57:1

In Church

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What is a church?  Is it four walls, beautiful stained glass, soaring organ music?  Is it people who love God, gathering together?  This church ruin in Ireland once held people, coming together to worship by the sea.  Is it not a church because the roof is gone?  Or does Jesus hold all things together by His love and grace and mercy?  Questions, questions, but He holds all the answers.  We just trust, and worship, and love, and continue on towards Him.  Slainte, Lisa

The Solid Rock

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“On Christ the solid Rock I stand

All other ground is sinking sand…

All other ground is sinking sand.”

~Edward Mote & William Bradbury

Planting my feet firmly, knowing that Jesus has got me rooted securely and forever.  He won’t let us go; He won’t let us fall; He cares about you and me.  Blessings, Lisa

Before me, Beside me

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Christ be with me, Christ be within me

Christ behind me, Christ before me

Christ beside me, Christ to win me

Christ to comfort me, Christ above me

Christ in quiet, Christ in danger

Christ in hearts of all that love me

Christ in mouth of friend and stranger

– St. Patrick, Irish cleric

This Gaelic prayer is deep and beautiful.  May the love of Christ surround you today.  Blessings, Lisa