As the sun is full of light, the ocean full of water; heaven full of glory. So may my heart be full of thee.
A Puritan Prayer
Farewell Summer—Welcome Fall
By Elece Hollis
Beside a country road,
I found a letter from summer there
You can’t miss it; it’s everywhere
Sweet and mellow
Singing her goodbye
Nodding—swaying in the wind
Yellow notes of a fading song
Composed on the fragile sunlight and air,
Notice she leaves us
A note behind wishing
Farewell to another summer
My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing to You,
and my soul, which You have redeemed.
© 2014 Elece Hollis , author of Meet God in the Morning
Count on it—God intrudes in glorious and myriad ways.
Joni Eareckson Tada
by Elece Hollis
You are the light outside my window
Streaming in through cobwebbed panes
Bringing truth to free me from
All my dusty shame
You are the light streaming in,
Pure from heaven,
Pulsing its way
Even into the murky and hopeless
Places of my soul.
I have tried to make my own light,
But man-made oil runs out
Flames flicker and die
Through it all,
You are there Jesus,
You light my life.
You help me see the words,
So I can sing!
Just as a father has compassion on his children,
so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him.
For He Himself knows our frame; He is mindful that we are but dust.”
Though small, you sing
In bright splashes of sound.
You carry melodies that birds
Have sung in passing.
You hold golden notes
Of sunlight in your centers
Trill soprano/alto harmonies.