Cheryl Birch

Thoughts, Meditations of the Heart, Poems

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Resurrection!

Empty Tomb

Entombed
All seems doomed
Weeping; fright
Everything night

Sunrise Breathtaking
Suddenly earth shaking
Golden array
Stone rolls away

Darkness shattered
Evil scattered
One Man
Steps out of death

Heaven applauds
New life dawns
Eternal bliss
Now ours; His gift!

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Heart’s Cry

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My heart’s cry…

Am I bringing You glory;
What kind of ambassador am I?
Am I telling Your story,
Or, lifting myself up high?

Because I’m filled with Your Spirit
We are united; we’re One.
How can flesh merit
Such favor, grace and love?

How I long to be a sanctuary
That fully reflects You!
Your temple filled with glory;
None of me; all of You.

My soul bought with a price –
Really, I’m that valuable?
For me You gave Your life;
You saw something salvageable.

Oh, the honor to give You honor!
Help me be free of futility –
Walking daily as your daughter,
Always with humility.

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Reaching Out

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He’s the Son
Radiant One
His Light in me
Love like the sea

Expanding my heart
Tearing fear apart
Setting me free
To love like He

Trusting His lead
From my knees
Learning humility
That pride is futility

Embracing peace
Praying divisions cease
Reaching out
Despite all doubt

I may be scorned
Or, even ignored
But, unity must be;
It’s THE key!

Do you really love Him?
Know prejudice is sin!
God created many colors
All my sisters and brothers

Start with a smile
Talk for awhile
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Pink!

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It’s a beautiful rose
Color of a kitten’s nose
Precious lips of a babe
Tingling skin after a shave

Big wad of bubble gum
cheeks after too much sun
Glitter on fingernails
Pretty lacy curtain veils

Sky radiant at sunset
Piping on a bassinet
Flamingo on one leg standing
Happy puppy tongue panting

Fuzzy wuzzy circus bear
Cotton candy at a fair
Newly born piglet
Watermelon at a picnic

Little girl hair bows
Tulips planted all in rows
Warm glow of Mom’s cheeks
Soft words that she speaks

Dad’s strong yet gentle hug
Jesus’ heart full of love
Prayers going up to heaven
Knowing that I’m forgiven

Falling in a hammock of grace
This is the blessing place!

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Mary’s Joy

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A Light
So bright!
Touched earth
Golden worth

Just a babe
Laying in hay
Destiny profound
Angels all around

Shepherd’s astounded
Goodwill abounded
Peace reigned
Holiness gained

Mary’s joy
Precious boy
Magi’s gifts
Gold, myrrh, frankincense

Born to save
His all He gave
Changed the world
Love unfurled

This night glorious
Honors His righteousness
Rejoicing we celebrate
He opened Heaven’s gate!

A Christmas poem
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No Matter

Today as I prayed this poem flooded my heart:

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Feeling great?
Jesus celebrates with you!
Feeling bad?
Jesus encourages you!

In the midst of hard times?
Jesus makes a way for you!
Sickness got you down?
Jesus has healing for you!

Nervous and upset?
Jesus has peace for you!
Worried and afraid?
Jesus is a shield for you!

Made bad choices?
Jesus forgives you!
Don’t know what to do?
Jesus has wisdom for you!

Walking in the shadow of death?
Jesus has eternal life for you!
Grieving over loss?
Jesus comforts you!

Feel like your sinking?
Jesus grabs a hold of you!
Sadness at your gate?
Jesus has joy for you!

No matter the need
Jesus provides for you!
No matter who you are,
Jesus loves and died for you!

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all rights reserved

None Other

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For me there is none other
He’s closer, closer than a brother.
A man who’s brave and strong
His heart is filled with song.

Love is His middle name.
Knowing Him creates transforming change.
He is my burden bearer,
My closest friend and confessor.

Kindness and selflessness,
Amazing grace and gentleness
Are His gifts to me.
I adore Him; He adores me.

We dance together on a crystal sea.
In His arms I want to be.
He sets my heart afire.
His words are my desire.

His appearance like the blazing sun.
His enemies see Him and run.
But, to me He gives kisses of bliss,
Fills my soul with righteousness.

I wear His coat of many colors;
A rainbow coat like no others.
Mine is the promised covenant
And power bestowed on His remnant.

No one can take His place.
All I want is to see His face!
Jesus, Messiah, My Savior, My God
Ruling the world with a loving rod.

I’ll serve You , Jesus, all of my days,
Learning to walk in your gracious ways,
Being your touch and voice in the earth
Sharing Your story; Your magnificent worth.

Copyright 2014 Cheryl S Birch
all rights reserved

Whiffs of Beauty

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What is that lovely scent,
Blossoms of lemon or orange tree?
No, it’s much more than that;
Enticing, comforting, sweet, free!

The air around me is filled.
It wraps me like a shawl.
Glorious whiffs of beauty
Nothing’s like it at all.

God’s presence in my garden;
The smell of holy incense.
So close I feel I can touch Him
Like I’m resting on His chest.

Oh, what an amazing experience,
To breathe His wondrous perfume.
Joy and Peace overwhelm me;
His Love like drenching dew.

The grass suddenly greener.
The flowers electric hues.
The trees glowing life radiant.
I’m caught in His grandeur.

Too soon the fragrance fades
And the sense of His presence departs.
Now, a normal garden day.
Still, Jesus’ touch lingers in my heart.

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ALIVE!

Suffering, cold.
All seemed lost.
Calvary road.
Then the Cross.

The Blood.
Shed for me.
Total Love.
He took death for me.

Now He’s Risen!
He’s Alive!
Ascension!
At the Father’s Side!

The Blood!
The Blood of God’s own Son
Bought my way to Heaven.
Yes, Jesus is the ONE.

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The Fence

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Sun baked boards
Worn wood, ragged
Cracked, dry
Bleached, faded

Knots and holes
Ribs and spines
Like dead bones
Standing against time

Crevices dark
Blackened with grime
Rusty nails protrude
Crooked gate open wide

Vines wrap around
Weeds at the base
A bloom of yellow
Brightens the place

Backyard fence
Reminiscent of life
Tired and beaten
Burdens and strife

What looks wasted
Is not at all
Easily transformed
By Jesus’ call

The Gate is open
Ancient, old
The Way to God
Holy road.

Copyright 2014 Cheryl S Birch
All rights reserved

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