Fear God *Isaiah 8:11-17

Do not go the way of the people. Instead fear God – wait for and trust Him.
~~~
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah+8%3A11-17&version=NKJV;NIV

Christmas Hustle

Christmas should be
the time of year,
When people are filled
with lots of cheer.
~
Being so busy,
hustle and bustle about,
Hoping what we want
will not run out.
~
The pace is quickened.
There’s so much to do.
Wanting to buy
only gifts for a few.
~
Then all of a sudden,
the time has drawn near.
It is almost that time,
and we say, “Oh dear”!
~
What has just happened,
what has gone wrong?
It is almost here,
and I haven’t a song.
~
Then I looked out my window,
to my amazement I saw,
the snow coming down.
It looked so cold and raw.
~
But wait!
What could this be?
It is my friends,
coming to visit me.
~
I opened the door,
and invited them in.
I could hardly wait,
for the talk to begin.
~
“We have been hearing,
that you are sad and blue.
There is so little time left,
and there’s so much to do.
~
We came over to see you,
because you needed to hear
‘This is a joyous time,
so why do you fear?
~
Put your trust in the Lord,
He will give you a song.
Why not do this?
How can you go wrong?
~
His peace He will give you,
you only need to ask.
Why not do it now?
This is not a hard task!’ ”
~
I sat there and thought,
Oh, now what have I done!
I do trust in,
the Almighty One.
~
I changed my focus,
onto the One above.
And now I could feel,
His mighty love.
~
Oh this felt great,
and I felt so grand.
I was ready to go,
for I was in His hand.
~
We said our good byes.
They walked out the door.
For now filled with peace,
I did fret no more.