Rev Cheryl Birch

Thoughts, Meditations of the Heart, Poems & Prophecies

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A Gift From Heaven

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A tear falls down my cheek
At the thought of Jesus small and meek
Held in Mary’s loving arms
Joseph close, standing guard

Let there be Light, God’s living Word
Born in a stable, changed the world
Such sacrifice hard to believe
A Gift from Heaven we can receive

Yes, Christmas is all about HIM
Who came from the Father to take our sin
Not a tiny babe anymore
He’s King of Kings and Lord of Lords

 

Copyright 2017 Cheryl S. Birch

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Lacy Autumn Shadows

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Tall stand of gold
Shorter clump of burgundy
Burst of orange, bright and bold
Surrounds an old dead tree

Its branches barren
Still reaching for the sky
Beaten, weathered, worn
Trunk blackened, gray and dry

Encompassed by such beauty
A lavish Autumn color-fest
Standing guard its apparent duty
Starkness its stunning crest

The explosion of Fall hues
Overwhelms the forest soldier
Wind strong, creeks its bows
Branch crashes just past my shoulder

Leaves rustle and swirl at my feet
A dance of yellow and brown
Sun peeks out warming my seat
On the bench below its crown

There I find a place of rest
In the lacy shadows of that tree
Talking to my Lord God of Grace
I’m safe, calm, loved and free!

Copyright 2017 Cheryl S Birch – Photo by Author

Autumn Peeking

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Sun hangs in the sky so low
Even high noon seems a bit less bright
Trees display a rusty green glow
Flowers look like they’ve been in a fight

Nights are cool, mornings brisk
Warm afternoons still linger
Flocks of birds won’t take a risk
Mount up in flight sensing winter

Autumn peeking out more each day
Can’t hide behind summer any longer
Soon she will burst; a colorful display
A God-given golden orange wonder!

 

Copyright Cheryl S Birch 2017

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Day is Awakened

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Beauty of that sliver of moon
Soft white against the pre-morning sky
Lovely azure turning clear blue too soon
Echoes of a mourning dove’s cry

Silence that wraps like a soft blanket
Interrupted by a cat’s meow
Sudden breeze, trees make a racket
Day is awakened, night takes a bow.

Sun arises glistening peach gold
Bird chorus erupts in a welcome song
Quiet transformed to noise, loud and bold
Workers pounding; saws whining strong

Still nothing can disturb the peace I feel
Remembering the still awe of sunrise
Such beauty my God reveals
Everyday He creates a new surprise.

 

Copyrighted 2017 Cheryl S. Birch
Photo by Bob King

Joy Abounding

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Collapsed into my garden chair
Melancholy wrapped my heart
I cried out: Life’s unfair!
But, gray despair would not depart

More than sunshine met me there
Warmth flooded the depths of my soul
Sadness ran as did every care
Rays of Love’s Light made me whole

Clouds of fear evaporated
Joy arrived abounding
Oppression vanquished; annihilated
Healing touch astounding

Bird song now more lovely than ever
Garden glows with color
Beautiful gifts from the Life Giver
Thank you God of Wonder!

copyrighted Cheryl S Birch 2017

Dance on Golden Flowers

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Received this wonderful poem message from my God as I prayed and worshiped Him. May it bless you as much as it blessed me!

Walk in the green of the grass with Me
Dance on golden flowers
Look out at the spacious blue sea
Be with Me for hours and hours

My heart calls to the depth of your person
Into your soul I see
Come! Let us talk and reason
I have so much to share with thee

Observe! See the beauty of creation
Take time, share the moment with Me
I long for your quiet attention
And time when I’m all you need.

Stop for some rest and peace
Slow down so I can refresh you
Drink deeply from oceans of grace
Receive my gifts that renew you

Yes, dance on and on with Me
Never ever let Me go
How I love to bless you; see!
How I intensely love you so!

Copyrighted 2017 Cheryl S Birch
photo is free of copyright

Lean on Me

prayer-faith-god-stonesWhispers in my heart; a message from my Lord:

Lean on Me when life is filled with trouble
Lean on me when fear floods your soul
I AM here to give out portions that are double
I AM here to heal and make you whole

Call on Me in the midst of great pain
Call on Me in the depth of suffering
I will answer and wipe away all shame
I will answer with love and rejoicing

Come to Me when confusion overwhelms you
Come to Me when the heaviness is too much to bear
I will make clear the plans I have for you
I will lift the burdens and make your days fair

There is nothing that is too much for Me!
Call upon My Name every day
The darkness will depart and you will see
There is glory all around; I’m with you all the way

copyrighted 2010 Cheryl S Birch

Key West

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Breeze tossing my hair to and fro
Warm then just a bit cool
Clouds part forsaking their gray tint
Sun brilliant; makes me squint

Crash! A wave breaks suddenly
Roaring tidal pool spinning violently
Quiet surprise then Crash again
Spray cold drops splatter my skin

Rooster crows a robust cry
Hen scratches and pecks nearby
Cooing mourning doves a pair
Iguana bright green runs past my chair

Voices muffled by the surf
Scream! A child splashing playing nurf
Palms playfully dance and sway
Ocean, endless blue; perfect day!

Thankful, praising God aloud
Creation loveliness all around
Sunset beauty such joy and peace
Praying: Lord, bless this place

copyright 2016 Cheryl S Birch
Photo by auhor

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!

copyrighted Cheryl S Birch
All rights reserved

A Prayer

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Lord…

Calm me
Give me peace
Speak to me
I need release

Let me hear
Touch my heart
Take all fear
How great thou art!

I want to be real
And humble too
Feel what You feel
Relying on You

Amen

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