Tasting the Furry of Niagara Falls
By David Smith June 5, 2014
The mighty thunderous roar and turbulence throughout
Huge mountains of water and mist and wind about
And to be at peace where this all takes place
The Horn blower Boat tour, Nature we can face
And be at rest on that stable ship
In the turbulent waters it is an amazing trip.
In the comfort of God’s hand as this turbulence is all around
We can taste His furry
And at peace so safe and sound
So to think of scripture
As the Red Sea divides
And God’s chosen people to solid ground they stride
In the midst of turbulent waters, Mountains gushing all around
Water creating a draft as a hurricane is bound
This is the safety like being in Noah’s ark
In the midst of darkness
God’s word creates the spark
To experience the mist
And full brunt of wind
With wonderment of nature
God’s word to rest therein
With His fingers he put the stars in place
The wonder of the falls His handiwork we can face
To be on the ship the Maid of the mist it was
Under new management creating a buzz
So I see the power of God’s mighty hand
He is in control for this man made ship to land.
And what a great experience where Man and Nature Meet.
The magnificence of God; His power can’t be beat.
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
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
(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
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 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 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.