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Twenty-Eighteen

We stand on the cusp of twenty-eighteen
Thinking of all the things gone by
Hoping that the next year will be more elevating
Because we know we may not have given this year our best try

Some of us have gone through deep hardship and sorrow
Anxious about what each day held
And I remember Jesus saying, “Listen my child, don’t worry about tomorrow.”
For he knows that if you do you’ll be overwhelmed

There’s a place in the Bible where it says don’t look behind
But we all do and we lose the path
Forgetting that it’s important to stick to the grind
We turn our head and we face the aftermath

You may be entering the New Year with some trouble
A great burden or some hardship, perhaps a grieving heart
Focus on them and they’ll most likely double
Instead let Christ, strength to you impart

It’s easy to fall apart when things don’t make sense
When the bible and real life doesn’t seem to match
Waiting on God does take patience
And in His time out of your trouble he will snatch

Everyone will rush into twenty-eighteen with gusto
Hopping around, working and hoping for the best
You’ll seem unstoppable, moving like an Armadillo
Until you face a challenging test

When this happens and it will
Not always will the road be smooth
You’ve just got to know He’s God and be still
And your sorrows he will soothe

What twenty-eighteen holds I do not know
We hope that it will be far better than this year
With much overflow
One that you’ll conquer without much fear

I wish you every success
Both now and until the end
As you remain true to the Word of God your GPS
You’ll see it’ll guide you around each bend

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Posted by on December 31, 2017 in General Blog, Uncategorized

 

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A Perspective on Adversity From the Nativity

By Selvan Govender

I wonder what Mary thought
When she approached the parking lot
And found that instead of ease
The Inn was a tight squeeze

We are wrong to think that because in God we have life
That our journey until we die will be without strife
It’s clear that with Mary and Joseph this wasn’t the case
Of their ease we find not a trace

Although they knew that Mary was carrying the Savior
It was far from them to ask for a favour
We must understand that adversity is inevitable as sparks fly upwards
But we all wish that life was as tasty as cake and custard

But in the age we are living I think we have it all wrong
Because as soon as trouble comes we lose our song
God created us to be great
But when adversity comes we fumigate

Don’t we know that trials are our school?
I know that you think that God is out to make you a fool
You’ve got it wrong my friend
For through trials God wants our nature to mend

Let us learn from story of Joseph and Mary
Carrying the Savior didn’t give them the little house of the prairie
Because they knew they were helping in the divine purpose
They resorted to do their best and they did so with surplus

When adversity comes our way
We are too quick to stray
No matter how favoured you think you are
On this journey through life you may get a scar

But do not fret my friend
For God knows what’s around the bend
And he’s not out to harm or hurt
Recieve His grace and you will be alert

It’s wrong to think that God has called you His daughter or son
And now he’s robbing you of your fun
From now when a trial you get
Remember that God is using it to change you, not to cause you to fret

Shalom
Selvan Govender

 
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Posted by on December 22, 2017 in christmas, Uncategorized

 

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Christmas Without You

Christmas Without You
By Selvan Govender

Without much effort we remember
When we would gather together on the twenty-fifth of December
It didn’t take much to look and see
The greatness of your generosity

Another Christmas without you
A significant portion of our family glue
How we wish you could’ve stayed a little while longer
At least till we grew more stronger

Yes, if we had our way
We would have you stay
But God knows best
That’s why he called you to rest

“One last Christmas with us”, our hearts cry
“No my child!” You remind us, “This is not goodbye”
The seat at the table that belongs to you
Stares at us, reminding us of that missing person of our crew

Although we know death would come
It was too soon because with you we were not done
One last day, one last chance
Perhaps the privilege of one more dance

Death has come with its violence
Catching us of guard and stunning us to silence
We know there’s nothing we can do
But the pain is searing, you may not have a clue

I heard someone say that you are in a better place
And it is us who this foul world still face
We know where you are there’s no sorrow no pain
Leaving us we know is your gain

Another Christmas without you
Our hearts still cry but what can we do
For we know that this pain will soon pass
When together one day we will be at last

We want you to know
That in all the lights, the shopping or the snow
Amidst all of this glitz and glamour and fancy do
We wish this wouldn’t have been a Christmas without you!

 

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A Christmas Invitation

A Christmas Invitation
By Selvan Govender

Jesus, on that day in a manger lay
His purpose through death sin to slay
Born into a world filled with sin and gloom
His goal our relationship with him to bloom

It all began in the Garden
When God announced to us the plan for our pardon
But who would’ve thought that it would come through a manger
So humble and susceptible to so much danger

Yes, through that humble birth
God is able to reduce sins girth
By giving us a King
Who to us salvation will bring

He came to take away our sin
Giving us a chance a new life to begin
If you would only come to him in faith
Please, don’t delay, don’t wait!

Please friend, now is the time
In which you can say, “I want to make Jesus mine!”
Put away the words, “No! Later I will take my place”
Come now before death you will have to face

Everyone to him may come
For in His eyes we are not scum
We are not so far gone
That the light of his salvation has not shone

He will take the poor and the rich
And like a surgeon their hearts he will stitch
This Christmas I invite you to make Christ yours
Please keep open your hearts doors!

 
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Posted by on December 20, 2017 in christmas, General Blog

 

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