Posted tagged ‘God’

The Name

February 18, 2015

The Father,
Creator,
All Sovereign,
Supreme,
Transcendent,
Exalted,
All Wise–
Holy,
Almighty,
His Excellency,
In Him all Divinity lies.

The Son,
The Christ,
Immanuel,
The Truth,
The Lamb that was Slain–
The Word,
The Life,
The Light of Men,
The King who forever will reign.

The Spirit,
The Promise,
The Paraclete,
The Oil of Gladness and Grace–
The Comforter,
Spirit of Counsel and Might,
The Dove of Heaven’s embrace.

The Father,
The Son,
The Holy Ghost,
The fountain,
The spring,
The flow–
Choosing,
Redeeming,
Atonement for man,
The seal of the heart and the soul.

One God
Incomprehensible,
Our loftiest
Adoration–
Only in reverence
Speak The Name,
And joy in the God of Salvation.

~JD Collier

O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8:9

Holy and awesome is his name. Ps 111:9

Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness.  Ps 29:2

Let them praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is exalted; his splendor is above the earth and the heavens.  Ps 148:13

The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. Prov 18:10

He who forms the mountains, creates the wind, and reveals his thoughts to man, he who turns dawn to darkness, and treads the high places of the earth — the LORD God Almighty is his name.  Amos 4:13

The LORD will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one LORD, and his name the only name.  Zech 14:9

But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings.  Mal 4:1-2

“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name” Matt 6:9

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Micro Minutia

May 11, 2014

in a double helix spiral
of bases and pairs
a blueprint of living
in bonding strands
the inaudible language of DNA
that no one understands
voices its genius
in what it creates
from the nucleus of one single cell
genomes repeating
again and again
(gave Watson and Crick a nobel)
there are 3 billion bits of info on each strand
75 trillion bits
in just one man
less than 6 foot tall
and yet
there are those
who defiantly say
there is no God
it just happened
that way

~JD Collier

Ps 139:13-15

“For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.”

 

Macro to the Max

May 6, 2014

there are seven billion people
on this earth
one hundred billion more
have died
there are four hundred
billion galaxies
(hubble has identified)
that’s three point seven galaxies
for each one
who has ever been
each having billions
of suns and stars
planets and moons within
and when I look up
most of the stars that I see
are those that dwell
in just one
galaxy
thousands of
light years across
and here I stand
on this earthly
ball
alone
before God
who made it all!

~JD Collier

O LORD, our Lord, the majesty of your name fills the earth!  Your glory is higher than the heavens. . . .When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers — the moon and the stars you have set in place — what are mortals that you should think of us, mere humans that you should care for us?    For you made us only a little lower than God, and you crowned us with glory and honor.  Psalms 8:1, 3-5
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Source:  “We now know that our galaxy is one of more than 400 billion galaxies in the observable universe.”  Scientific American, The End of Cosmology, March, 2008.

Happy Thanksgiving

November 26, 2013

thanksgiving

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Grateful!

If all that we see—goes tomorrow,
And that which we don’t see stands fast;
These unfurnished shacks that bring sorrow
Will give in to that which will last;
If all that defiles and detracts us,
Both that from without and within;
The ruts in the road that entrap us,
Reminders of where we have been;
If things that we seek to sustain us,
That hold us and tempt us to sin;
Conditions that cramp and restrain us
Will suddenly come to an end;
If all the diseases that harm us,
And all of the wars that we fight;
The thoughts of our mind that alarm us,
Surrenders to that which is right;
If He, as the end of the story,
Brings all earthly things to a close,
And sets up a new world of glory,
Eternal with perfect repose. . . .

Then we above all can be grateful,
He nurtures deep joy to the soul;
While reaching to others, be faithful,
For Jesus we want them to know;
Then we, by His grace, can live worth’ly,
Behavior conforming to Him;
With heavenly power, though earthly,
Rejecting and turning from sin;
Then we can be humble in spirit,
And not self-protect or hide;
And mirror His image and share it,
For  He nailed to the cross all our pride;
Then we can be brave and stand firmly,
Whatever this world brings our way,
And we can be gentle, yet sternly
Refuse to give in to its sway;
For we know the end of the story,
The City of God is in view,
And when He returns in His glory,
All promises made, He will do!

~JD Collier

Enough

August 15, 2013

(El Shaddai–The God who is More than Enough)


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Astronomic is the power of God
Cosmic—His wisdom above
Titanic—His magnificence
Oceanic—His bigness of love
Telescopic—beyond creations sphere
Galactic—beyond deepest space
The Lord in His largeness looks after the small
Epic—His mercy and grace

~JD Collier

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Ps 36:5-6
Your love, O LORD, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the great deep.