I Met a Stranger By Brenda Drake

Lord give me the heart and eyes to see.

I Met a Stranger

There was one walking on a dark lonely street;
He was a stranger that soon I would meet.
We are as opposite as two people can get,
And to the world of no real value if we met.
But God has a master plan,
That neither of us could yet understand.
Our worlds collide like a fast moving train;
Never again will our lives be the same.
There are many times on the earth we dwell,
Lives are thrown together as well.
Times, when a stranger becomes vital part,
Of our very-own, very private heart.
Strangers that become vitally connected,
With a divine touch that is unexpected.

I met one special stranger that completely changed my life.
Who became my Savior, and my Lord; Jesus Christ.
He made my heart willing and able to see,
How the heart of God draws even closer to me.
As I begin to open my eyes;
His face in other strangers is recognized,
Help me Jesus to search for  and value souls more,
So when we are escorted through heaven’s door.
We will greet as brothers our Lord and our friend,
Where the life of true family begins.

Matthew 25:35
For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink:
 I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

Ashes; Blown Away by the Wind By Brenda Drake

When I think of all the wonderful promises that lie ahead when my Lord Jesus returns; my heart soars with a great indescribable joy.  Then I am reminded by the Holy Spirit, He is always working right now in our everyday life. Several times I have experienced His delivered beauty instead some of my life’s discouraging ashes.

Ashes; Blown Away by the Wind

Yesterday’s ashes blow away in the wind; gathered no more to be kept;
For the flower of tomorrow has no room for any of it.
The deep lines of worry etched by time on the face,
Are blown away; they too are forever erased.
The heavy thoughts that fight to surface now and then;
They too are blown away by the wind.
Pain, and despair, fears and shame,
And every other discomfort that torments by any other name;
All are ashes.  All are discarded they are useless to keep.
Ashes are everything that causes the heart to weep.
Until this glorious day there is instruction wise,
Fill your mind with Jesus, look into His eyes.
Look into the promises in God’s Word.
When you practice daily a new truth occurs,
He indeed shares His beauty and places it within,
Ashes are not kept there they are blown away by the wind.

John 3:8
The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

Isaiah 61:3
To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord,
that he might be glorified.