The Grand Piano Compares to Grand Salvation

The Grand Piano Compares to Grand Salvation
By David Smith April 6, 2014

The piano, a story, as it misses a few notes;
Looks like a masterpiece, but the keys are not what the Master wrote.
What a luster finish, the Grand Piano on display
The climax of the showcase, it’s the inside that gets in the way

Can relate to the piano so grand
How to speak and take a firm stand
But it’s the heart that may be out of tune
What the public does not see, can make the Lord God fume

The cost of repair for the piano that day
An honest evaluation, what the appraiser had to say
It’s not the piano and how the music is grand
It’s my relationship with Christ where my sin is at hand

O to measure the standard of God
The Ten Commandments; where my righteousness is flawed
An honest evaluation before judgement day
The finished work of the Cross, what the Redeemer did pay

He did it all to put me in tune
The good news of the Gospel where a new creation can bloom
We are His workmanship in His Second birth
He paid the cost when he came to this Earth.

By grace are ye saved though faith alone
We are His workmanship
He sits on the Royal Throne.
O the Cross, where sin is washed away
Cleansed by His Blood for the Judgement day

Tribute to Louise Mae Aikman

Tribute to Louise Mae Aikman

December 13, 1946 – December 8, 2013

December 21, 2013

There is a special garden in the heavens above;

It is here in Niagara that Louise has radiated love

She gave residence hope, and caregivers drive;

Volunteers have spirit with passion as they thrive;

 

Goodwill was sown thick and emotions were expressed;

And everyone was encouraged to give others their very best

To lead by example with that smile of care

It carries over hurdles and over our despair

 

Bringing out the best in others, a talent we can see

Now that she has left, the torch is up to me

To only fill the vacuum, the void that’s left behind

And that is encouragement in her comfort we can find.

 

So to cling to scripture and faith to forward step;

She was a living angel that gave her loved ones pep.

And so I shed a tear and ask what I can do;

To follow my path in life

As God will lead me through

 

The memory of Louise, I hold within my heart

And pray for daily guidance

So I too, may be a spark

 

Precious memories to embrace

A gift I have received, to pass it on to others

Thy word is to believe

 

There is a special garden in the heavens above

Louise is an example how we express our love.

Vacation Bible School

 

Vacation Bible School

(Inspiration on the First Day)

August 6, 2013

Like the tower of Babble we saw this day

The youth blindfolded, in educational play

To construct a wall around the group,

With cardboard boxes to be contained in the loop

Bickering and frustration as no one could see

Like an invisible language broken down that be

That was the game with a purpose we know.

Blindfolded, the kayos a frustrating show.

 

Man decides to be number one,

To build a tower to reach heaven’s sun

The Lord says “NO” to accomplishments of man

The Tower of Babble where men’s selfish nature might stand

 

Now looking skyward for lessons we learn;

The great flood, the rainbow, God’s Loving concern.

 

In our present day great towers from the earth

MAN still wants bragging rights and denies the second birth.

More confusion as the world’s in a spin

And blindfolded from Scripture as man’s importance enter in

 

That’s what I got from the lesson that day

God’s teaching me, I am weak by the way

He is the strength, don’t Labour in vain

Christ did it all, his suffering and shame.

Come unto me all ye that Labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest

Matthew eleven verse twenty-eight to memorize at best.

The Real Lord’s Prayer

The Real Lord’s Prayer

Reference Holy Bible John 17

By David Smith July 24, 2013

The Real LORD’s Prayer where Jesus did pray

To his father in Heaven before the Crucifixion, by the way

It brought Old Testament truths to a new high light

The holy of Holies with power and might

The Holy Place of Father and Son

Identified with the Father: the Hour has come

What an eye opener, where the Holy of Holies prays

Jesus lifts up his eyes to Heaven, the scripture says

That is the tie, where The Word becomes clear

Right here in John, now, let Exodus appear

The Holy of Holies where Moses and Aaron could go

To the sacred place, purified you know

How the Son brings it to light

Union with God, belief comes tonight

The finished work of the cross

The Total body sacrificed was the ultimate cost

That is the joy in John that we hear

God in the flesh

Alpha and Omega becomes so clear.

John Seventeen, the whole chapter says it all

Thy Word is knocking, answer his call.

From Egyt to Canaan: What a Walk!

From Egypt to Canaan What a Walk!

A Series of meetings

 

Seeing the BIBLE as a mirror at a glance

To meditate on the WORD to the present NOT by Chance

How it fits is revel lent to today

From Egypt to Canaan much room to pray

To focus on God in this wilderness of mine

And leave temptations of Satan behind

It happened to the Jews to be lost no doubt

From Egypt to Canaan Heavenly lessons came about

What a joy with all its trials

Walking his way there is reason to smile.

 

 

Meditating on the Red Sea

(While drinking coffee on Break)

He drinks his coffee black and thinks of worldly trials

Like the ten plagues in Egypt

What the world or pharaoh did despise

Moses rod turned into a serpent and ate the Pharaoh’s snakes

The serpent was first mentioned where the Garden was at stake

God turned dust to lice, and what did it imply?

The magicians could not match it, last night we found out why.

God created man from the dust of the ground.

The Creator created life, Satan’s light was never found.

So we have temptations and trials in this land

To leave this cultured world

In the Heavenlies to stand.

So the Jewish Journey from Egypt we can see

In this present world what God’s WORD is telling me

So to Cling to Scripture; God’s Lesson there in life,

For forty years of wondering turns me toward the light.

 

The Manna

The manna the bread from heaven no doubt

Christ is the true bread

His WORD does shout

Exquisite pictures of Christ in Glory

The parables on earth speak of the Bible story.

Everything points to the Old Rugged Tree

Pictures of Christ fascinated to see

Studying His WORD the Work of the Cross

To Know I’m a sinner and no reason to be lost.

Christ died for Me the verses are clear

The Good News of the bible is reason to cheer

Not only the Manna but the Rock smitten twice

Moses lost entry to the Promised Land so nice

It was clear to Moses to speak to the Rock

When He hit that boulder, disaster struck

He got results but God’s Pattern took a turn

Moses and our obedience have to learn.

Stick to God’s pattern and pray and obey.

God’s Word speaks to me

It has something to say.

The Red Sea

 

The Red Sea, a body, not moving and still

A picture of the Lord Jesus, established what a thrill.

As Moses held his staff and the parting of the sea

A commandant a judgement an illustration we can see

And the crossing of the Jordan, a river that moves

Divided from Adam, the city set the groove

The Israelites cross with the Ark of the Covenant possessing.

The Lord is with them as our walk is professing.

Their difficulties and set backs were for our learning.

What’s in it for today, our passion is burning.

All these pictures from Egypt to Canaan

How they fit together, greater knowledge, the explaining.

So study the pattern from the First books of the Lord

Fulfilled in the New our understanding has soared.

Week of Ministry in Review

Week of Ministry in Review
June 15, 2013
By David Smith Inspired by Gospel Hall Preaching

Christ in you, Hope in Glory
Romans Fifteen, the text for the story
Pleasing God infirmities of the weak
These that are strong a mission to teach
Building up believers in Christ we can see
He pleased not himself and an encouragement he be
We have to do what God saved us for
To strengthen believers
The assembly is in store
We have to endure step forward in trust
Past time for our learning
Faith is so much.

From Egypt to Canaan
A Series of meetings

He grasps the WORD one line at a time
Meditates on scripture as it fits into rhyme
Seeing the BIBLE as a mirror at a glance
To meditate on the WORD to the present NOT by Chance
How it fits is revel lent to today
From Egypt to Canaan much room to pray
To focus on God in this wilderness of mine
And leave temptations of Satan behind
It happened to the Jews to be lost no doubt
From Egypt to Canaan Heavenly lessons came about
What a joy with all its trials
Walking his way there is reason to smile.

Meditating on the Red Sea
(While drinking coffee on Break)

He drinks his coffee black and mediates on the Red Sea
How Moses came across to Canaan, there he be
He drinks his coffee black and thinks of worldly trials
Like the ten plagues in Egypt
What the world or pharaoh did despise
Moses rod turned into a serpent and ate the Pharaoh’s snakes
The serpent was first mentioned where the Garden was at stake
God turned dust to lice, and what did it imply?
The magicians could not match it, last night we found out why.
God created man from the dust of the ground.
The Creator created life, Satan’s light was never found.
So we have temptations and trials in this land
To leave this cultured world
In the Heavenlies to stand.
So the Jewish Journey from Egypt we can see
In this present world what God’s WORD is telling me
So to Cling to Scripture; God’s Lesson there in life,

For forty years of wondering turns me toward the light.

His Workmanship

His Workmanship

By David Smith November 26, 2009

 

Jaws like teeth as it smashes and shakes

A building hammered to the ground, the progress it makes

Shoveled into a truck the rubble and grind

Only a memory that is left behind.

 

Earth movers hit hard, mighty machines of steel

Hydraulic lifts and turntable to wheel

All the technology to tear down a place

Think of the hope, new life we can face.

 

An earthen vessel as vulnerable as I

Subjected to sin, circumstances make me cry.

To be rebuilt, after we’re broken and torn;

A spiritual house, living stones are reborn.

 

A living hope and gloriously appearing

To be in Christ, this world is deceiving.

Rebuilt, a new, living stones I dare say

Being torn down though sin and decay

 

Born again, not of corruption and lies

It’s the spirit within, Christ’s workmanship thrives.

That is the Message, believe and repent

For the Love of the World Jesus was sent.