FOR THE NEW YEAR
Squares dancing on the calendar pages,
rows of unspent days,
Lord, what will these squares unfold?
alone the answers hold.
"My child, it is enough to say
I will be with you twenty-four hours a
if these unspent days contain
trouble, sorrow, grief and pain?
am not strong enough to stand.
"My child, I'll hold you by the hand.
is enough for you to know
My grace will be sufficient.
you awaken to each dawn
and new mercies can be withdrawn.
Anticipate the blessings there,
for with my great love
I've packed each square!"
By Doris Stensland
IN A RAINBOW
portals of the new year loom ahead
...............a dark unknown.
heart's aquiver with the fear
through this gate I may encounter
cannot see beyond.
then my eyes of faith
a rainbow 'round these months.
firmly anchored to God's Word,
spectrum of His love.
lean year this! An arch of royal
my tomorrows with this truth......
destined us in love
be His sons through Christ." (Eph.
walk through each new day
that I'm a daughter of the King.
should I dread, when looking up I see the
glow of Romans 8:28?
everything God works for good
with those who love Him."
Our Father's guarantee that all will come out best!
need not falter, though my path be strange
in neon brilliance these words shine........
will instruct thee and teach thee
the way that thou shalt go." (Psalm
can I hesitate if One so great will guide my way?
welcome brand new year!
rainbowed with His faithfulness
give three hundred sixty-five
walk with God!
FOR THE NEW YEAR
Lord, my God.....
I a lady Solomon
any wish to choose,
the new year just ahead
make this one request,
ME TO LEAN.'
stand upon this threshold strange
feel I'm but a child,
one who leans need not be strong,
my support and guide,
HELP ME LEAN.'
leaning is a simple thing,
my independent self
lead me from the path
Loving will has planned.
stay close by
each succeeding day
help me, Lord, to daily lean on Thee.