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Family
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By Gary James Smith
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FAMILY


 


God has love for family


He started it with Eve


Not good that man shall dwell alone


Or be an anomaly 


Then born to them the children


The heritage of the Lord


Celebration of a unity


Played out in God's Word


 


A many faceted structure 


Personalities all diverse 


Some would honour mom and day


Some would choose to curse


A will with willingness to do


Either right or wrong


To live with stubborness and regret 


Or live with a heart of song


 


Lord of life Lord of love


On the landscape of humanity 


We see the fallout from wrongful choices 


Deceived  and being  deceived 


Break in mighty wondrous power 


Wills against Thy will


Turn their eyes from worldly things


To gaze on Calvary's Hill


 


Hold that gaze until the Light 


Shines within each soul


And reflections from the cross


Reveal a sinful soul


Then the Spirit's drawing power 


Through Thy Holy Word


Brings them to decision making


Because of what they've heard 


 


Here is where the crux of the matter


Comes down to which choice 


Listen  to the serpent speaking 


Or God's, still small voice


There our destiny begins it's journey 


The broad or narrow way


In this valley of decision 


Trust in Christ today


 


Hold your family high in value 


They were given you by God


Nurture, nurture, nurture,  nurture 


Nurture them with love


And then O Lord we seek Your face


Daily with fervent prayer 


Pour out blessings by Your grace


And families? "Now repair!"


 


Copyright  January 4  2015  10:45 am


 


Gary James Smith 


 


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Submitted: Monday, January 5, 2015

Last Updated: Monday, January 5, 2015

About the Poet
I came to know the Lord as my personal Saviour in January of 1972. I was married on Oct 21,1966 to my wife Linda who also loves the Lord. We have ten children and now twenty-four grand children. In Aug 2012 we got the announcement of the birth of our first GREAT grand child (a baby girl). I was thrilled to find others of like precious faith and belief in Jesus Christ. Hallelujah! What a Savior! I am presently living in Champion, Alberta, Canada but we are originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. That is where the poem Canadian Tribute to America was birthed. One Sunday as I walked across the city on my way to church I came to the top of a hill and looked across at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. After watching the events of the Sept 11 tragedy it was weighing on my heart and mind and the Lord gave me these words. We came to Calgary and when my oldest daughter saw this poem she said, ďDad, whatís this?Ē and I said a poem and she replied ďDad, thatís not a poem , thatís a songĒ and she then went to the piano and began to sing and play it. The result of which turned into a song entitled, A Canadian Tribute to America which she recorded on CD. garyjamessmith2005@yahoo.ca


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