Wrinkle lines, surround smiles, as
Empty eyes, dark and hollow, or
Twinkling brightly beneath each
Furrow, tells stories of epochs past

Love lost or gained, in brokeness
Or wholeness, the truth of God's
Absolute love remains and sustains
The troubled and weary, the lost and

The dreary, as well as the joyful
And cheery, God delights in the
Praise of his people

by Cheryl Ellen Baxter ©  


Isaiah 40:29 -- He gives strength to the weary, And to the one who lacks might He increases power.
Psalm 6:6, & 9 -- I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.
9 The Lord hath heard my supplication; the Lord will receive my prayer.
Hebrews 13:15 -- By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.
Isaiah 49:13 -- Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the Lord hath comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted.