Long Suffering

Tied to the earth is body and soul
 Layer upon layer as years pay the toll
Leaving the message when we are old
That life is, worth living…
Traveling through time and space
Aging upon each face
Of those weary travelers who have suffered long in this place…
Some come haggard from the weight of the race…
Some only sit and stare…
But some come joyfully with soul and grace…
They know the one, who showed them He cared…
Putting their faith and hope in Him, no need to fret; no need to despair
Shadows cast over lives; they are people of prayer…
It keeps them on their way…
Suffering long is part of their song…
Knowing and trusting that He will bring them home
Long suffering; obedience, taught…
Their lives are not lived for naught…
For they are in the mind of God, He carried them in each thought…
The ones who endured, and overcame, who lived for God and fought,
Evil’s cunning game…
Will receive their just reward!
Rejoicing in the Lord…
Long suffering, a friend on whom they could depend
God’s grace is sufficient for them!
~Marla Shaw O’Neill January 3, 2018
The Soul Takes Flight Poetry
Ephesians 4:1-4 Tree of Life Version (TLV) Therefore I, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you were called—with complete humility and gentleness, with patience, putting up with one another in love, making every effort to keep the unity of the Ruach in the bond of shalom.
There is one body and one Ruach, just as you also were called in one hope of your calling;
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I love the Lord Jesus Christ and am passionate about writing. I hope you enjoy the blog and come to visit often. Then the Lord answered me and said: “Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry. “Behold the proud, His soul is not upright in him; But the just shall live by his faith. Habakkuk 2: 2-4

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