Rev Cheryl Birch

Thoughts, Meditations of the Heart, Poems & Prophecies

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Garden Encounter

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Went outside for a quiet time
Met by crows loud caw
Squawking loud, jays chime
Laying down the law

Mockingbirds whistle and tweet
Causes a sparrow choir
Determined, I take my seat
To the chitter of hummingbird fliers

Ahh! A moment of silence
Observing lovely blooms
Refreshed by greenery thick and dense
A car backfire booms

Serenade of motorcycle roars
More birds upset; crazy sound
Neighbor hollers slamming doors
I hold my place with chaos around

When suddenly peace pours down
All sounds fade away
He comes with a love drenched crown
My God is close today

Garden glows with joy abundant
Colors praise His name
I rest in His arms triumphant
So very grateful that He came!

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Rain

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A smell; a fragrance in the air
A sense, something on its way
A feeling in my bones
A distant sound, barely heard

Pitter pat, pitter pat
A clink, a clang
Tap, tap, tap
Pitter pat, pitter pat

Tires on wet pavement
Rushing winds
Drumming on roof tops
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Heaven’s Words

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Wisdom
Pure untainted
Trust
Faith undaunted

Knowledge
Revelation divine
Hope
Answers mine

Joy
Inner strength
Love
Eternal length Read more…

Jubilant!

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As I sat with the Lord in prayer, I heard this in my heart…

Come as a child, a daughter
Come hear from your Father
Receive rest for your soul
My love making you whole

Come into My Presence
Sit with Me, feel My essence
At ease, unashamed, sharing
Saturated with My caring

Come trust Me with your heart
My healing hits the mark
Let’s dance and rejoice
Laugh, daughter, lift up your voice!

Come, untangle from the worldly sea
Enjoy life’s journey with Me!
Cares of this world unimportant
You and Me, Child, JUBILANT!

copyrighted Cheryl S Birch 2015
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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!

Copyrighted 2015 Cheryl S Birch
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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!

copyrighted 2014 Cheryl S Birch
all rights reserved

Glorious Red

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Flowers among leafy green
Lips on a commercial screen
Color of a fire truck
Crest on a beautiful duck

Collar on a running dog
Homing light in a fog
Tomato hanging on a vine
Striped candy at Christmas time.

Our flag waving in the breeze
Hankie catching a sneeze
A joggers running shorts
Irritated; out of sorts

Hair ribbon on a tiny girl
Delicious cherry ice cream swirl
Cover of a favorite book
Bobber above a fishing hook

Painted skies at setting sun
Dragon fly on the run
Blush on a woman’s cheek
Jewels and treasures that we seek

Eyes that cried too many tears
Anger heavily laced with fears
Intensity of emotion
Overflowing with devotion

Passion of my Beloved’s heart
His Love eternally pouring out
Amazing color of His sacrifice
Paves my road to paradise

Red, glorious, full of life
Washed away my sin and strife
No color holds the joys of salvation
Like the red of Jesus’ crucifixion.


Copyright 2014 Cheryl S Birch
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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.

Copyright 2014 Cheryl S Birch
All rights reserved.

It’s Your Love

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What is it that shines brightly and overcomes all darkness?
It’s Your Love!

What is it that floods me with peace in the midst of the storm?
It’s Your Love!

What is it that fills me with joy even in difficult circumstance?
It’s Your Love!

What is it that illuminates my mind with Truth?
It’s Your Love!

What is it that overflows my heart with compassion for unloveable folk?
It’s Your Love!

What is it that lights up the way I should go?
It’s Your Love!

What is this zeal and passion I feel?
It is Your amazing, everlasting, abiding, unconditional Love!

Let me be radiant with Your Love, Lord… with Your Love.
Amen.

copyright 2013 Cheryl S Birch

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