Cheryl Birch

Thoughts, Meditations of the Heart, Poems

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Isolation Meditation

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Today is not what I chose
Yet I write joy with my pen
Despite the gloom of our woes
God’s grace sparkles like a gem

The sun comes up and sets
The sky is still blue
We have air to breathe, flowers, and pets
A roof, clothing, and food too

His aim is to take care of us
Draw us close in love
So, turn to Him in humbleness
Receive Peace from above

Let thankfulness rule your heart
Not fear or selfishness
Waste no thought on what seems lost
Rejoice in God; In Him rest

copyrighted 2020 Cheryl S Birch
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Aging One

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While I was in my garden I started thinking about and praying for all of us who are aging and/or not well during this very trying time and this poem of encouragement poured into my heart. May it bless you!

What used to be red
Now rusty orange
Leaning on shed
Looking forlorn

Wooden handles gray
Weathered and worn
Stuck in weedy fray
Front wheel torn

Once useful and new
Now broken and spent
Like a life view
On getting old and bent

Good News abounds
New wheel, some paint
Wheel barrow rebounds
Was junk, now ain’t

No matter your age
Or physical condition
God’s promise fills your page
With opportunity and provision

So take heart aging one
He’s got plans for you
Cling fast to His Son
Your life He will renew!

copyright 2020 Cheryl S Birch
Photo taken by author

Door of Heaven

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I know it is past Holy Week now, but what Jesus did for us on the cross, His death, resurrection, and ascension are still so much on my heart! This poem is to give Him the honor He is due because, for us who believe, every day is Resurrection Sunday!!

With great joy He gave His life
He received what was your due
His blood shed for sin and strife
He’s all love and mercy too

Rejoice this day in His Resurrection
Receive His free gift of peace
If you ask, He grants Salvation
Bow your soul at His feet

Dance and sing in celebration
What He promises is true
Jesus’ heart, the door of heaven
He hold opens just for you!

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Justice is His Name

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He’s a lover of righteousness
Justice is His Name
He defends the poor and fatherless
Mercy is His fame

The work of His hand is verity
His judgments and precepts are sure
He rules with love and charity
His ways are holy and pure

The evil one He vanquishes
The poor and the needy relieved
Heaviness of heart vanishes
In His presence oppression flees

Come to the One who is all Truth
Adventurous journey awaits
He is of magnificent worth
As Joy in our heart He creates

copyright 2020 Cheryl S Birch
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New Day Dawn

Though life is challenging right now, our God is still blessing us with the beauty of His creation. Today as I woke up I marveled at the wonders of His sunshine invading my room and wrote this poem. Praying that it blesses you and reminds you to thank God for every gift He gives us to help us through this difficult time worldwide…

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Light then shadows
Blinking and sparkles
Shapes wall dancing
Sunshine playing

Warmth invades
Peeking through shades
Morning has come
New day dawn

Lifted my eyes
Clear blue skies
What beautiful view
Lord God, thank you!

Copyright 2020 Cheryl S Birch
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Sunrise

Rays of golden fringed pink
Breakthrough the darkest blue
Stars fade managing a last twink
The sky transforms, now a radiant hue

Still the source is hidden
Creation holds its breath
There! The sun fills the horizon
A promise of hope is birthed

The love of God envelopes earth
His peace fills accepting hearts
Look up and know your worth
Each dawn is for your restart

Black night now gone
The breeze refreshing and fair
Listen to the bird song
Rejoice, your New Day is here!



copyright 2019 Cheryl S Birch
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Place Called Hope

When life becomes dark
Gloom of pain overtakes
All seems sterile and stark
Surrounded with heartbreaks

There is a place called hope
Found in One who's true
He's at the end of our rope
By faith He pulls us through

After sadness rain for days
Comes His air so clean, so fresh
Warmth of Jesus sunny rays
Relieve a heart depressed

Joy displaces void and bleakness
Angelic hosts decimate what's hard
His love's strength devours weakness
Peace mounts up a holy guard

Copyright 2019 Cheryl S Birch
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Precious God and Treasure

Lord God my only Hope
My Strength and Healer
No other can help
This weary soul of mine

Worn out from life’s trials
I sit before you now
Broken, hurting, grieving, exhausted
Knowing You alone have the answer

My meager praise is Yours
What little I have is Yours
Who I am is all Yours
What I do is Yours

I’m done; I can’t go on
If You don’t inspire me
I quit it all – Give You all
Whether You give back or not

You’re all I want
I need you more than ever
Help me see You, hear You, feel You
My precious God and Treasure

Copyrighted 2019 Cheryl S Birch
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He IS Christmas

Red, lovely red, everywhere
Complimented by green, silver and gold
The colors of the Christ Child fair
His destiny displayed; His story told

One so innocent, a sweet delight
Easy to love and embrace
The silver of His star shines bright
Golden One, God’s only Son of grace

Refreshing green, His healing joy
He walked the earth in holiness
Gladly being His Father’s envoy
Giving His all, strength and kindness

Red, amazing red so powerful
His blood shed for us
Sacrifice magnificent and wonderful
Worship Him! For HE IS Christmas!

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How Wide?

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As I was praying I heard these wonderful words pour into my heart:

How high? How deep?
How wide is My
Love for you?

Eternity cannot hold it
It flows freely
every day
Step into My arms
I adore you!
Let Me show you My
Loving way

How high? How deep?
How wide is My
Love for you?

Look to the cross and
See the sacrifice I made
My blood a gift
So we could be ONE.
I Promise My love
Will never fade.

My love for you
Will never ever fade.
I love you
I really really do!

copyright 2018 Cheryl S Birch
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