Not Created to Be Efficient

We’re not created to be just efficient
God has angels who have mastered that task
They wing straight to earth to obey His commands
And with precision do all that He asks!

But at Bethlehem’s manger they breathlessly watched
As in wonder they worshipped the babe
Who in quite inefficient manner had come
And on hay in a manger was laid

His life was a puzzle as He grew to a man
He asked a stranger for water to drink
And He preached to the poor then He slept through a storm
In a boat that was ready to sink!

Then seeing Him stumble as He carried His cross
They gasped as nails pierced hands and feet
And they wondered to think that He spoke to the thief
Who confessed at the last and believed

Till on that third day and just before dawn
When the angel was sent at God’s call
To roll back the stone so that we could see
That Christ efficiently lives for us all!
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works,
 which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Ephesians 2:10 ESV

Morning Come

When will morning come?
With the sun
With the cars
In the rush
Or riding on the bus?

And does it rise
In the skies
Unending work
On the farms
Filling up the barns?

Or could it shine
At a time
In the dark
Filled with cares
With a prayer?

Or with a light
In the night
Mary's child
God's own Son
His morning come!

Morning Come
by Peter Caligiuri
copyright 2021
All rights reserved

Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us. Luke 1:78 KJV

All That He Has in Store!

An eye that sees
An ear that hears
Are gifts from the Lord
His light will shine
His voice will speak
Each day within His Word

Don't hurry then
When morning breaks
To rush out of your door
If we can wait
Jesus will show
All that He has in store!

All That He Has in Store by Peter Caligiuri copyright 2021 all rights reserved

As we were reminiscing with friends the other day we tried explaining about the Sunday Comics to their grandson. His eyes opened wide as he puzzled over the idea of reading rather than watching cartoons. We began to each list our personal favorites and mine was Blondie. As I thought back, instantly it came to my mind the picture of Dagwood hurrying out the door, coffee cup in hand and knocking over the mailman on his way to work. We all laugh because in Dagwood’s rush we see ourselves breathlessly trying to keep up with life’s demands. But in today’s verse we find that in hurrying to put into practice our plans we miss the plans that God has in store each day. But if we would linger with that cup of coffee and give our first moments to God’s word He has promised eyes to see the pathway He had chosen for us and ears to hear Him cheer us on the way!