Shalom Path

The Forever-Embrace

Forever-Embrace What?

You know that feeling when you’re suddenly aware that you are in a place that is both safe and right and that you “belong” here?  That’s the embrace part.

The forever part is how you feel when you sink down into the reality that this embrace can never be taken away from you!

It’s both Good
AND Safe
and
will never go away.

No matter what happens, regardless of what life throws at you, you have One Good Thing that can never be taken away. That is what I mean by “forever-embrace.”

 

Forever-Embrace is a poem – in reality the lyrics of a song –  that reflects on both my personal experiences and my prayer for a country that is on my heart.

Forever-Embrace

Only you can bring joy in the morning,

After a night of tears.

Only you can bring laughter and singing

Where life was full of fears.

My God has become my salvation,

My refuge and my shield;

My teacher, my friend, my physician,

By your wounds I am healed.

 

You are my God, I walk in your grace,

Bask in your favor, the light of your face.

I am your child and now I can sing,

Safe in the arms of your forever-embrace.

 

Only you can bring hope for the future

Where there was once despair.

Only you can bring sounds of rejoicing

Where grumbling filled the air.

 

You are my hope and my safety

You raise me when I fall,

You are the Sovereign and Only God,

The life you give is forever.

 

You give strength forever and ever.

You give hope forever and ever.

You give joy forever and ever.

You give peace forever and ever.

 

You give life forever and ever!

 

You are my God, I walk in your grace,

Bask in your favor, the light of your face.

I am your child and now I can sing,

Safe in the arms of your forever-embrace.

 

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Phyllis Hopper is a creative free spirit who loves exploring new places and getting to know new peoples and cultures. She makes her home base in Kansas.