HE IRON DID SWIM     2 KINGS 6:6

 

You see I specialize in raising what was lost from the dead.

I make fallen axe heads float at my command,

They will be completely restored in the Master Craftsman’s hand.

 

To keep you razor sharp is foremost in my plan,
To keep you tightly secure on my handle

Restoring complete soundness once again.

 

You will fell the timbers that will build my house 

Your usefulness will excel in my strength

Never think at this time it is now too late

My power to restore is never out of date.

 

Axe heads will fly off their handles and sink

Appearing hopelessly lost in the murky deep.

But for sunken old axe heads it is never too late

You see restoration is all my delight.

 

The cry “alas” will I hear once again

 The stick has been cast that rose Christ from the dead.

The losses of this life I have overcome

Restoration is certain through the power of His Son.

 

Pastor Michael Baranek

LIFT UP YOUR EYES

John 4:35

 

I HEARD SOMEONE CRYING,
UNTIL THEN I DID NOT SEE,
THE CRIES OF MANY GENERATIONS,
COME SO SUDDENLY.
REVELATIONS OF THE HOPELESS,
LOST IN TIME AND SPACE,
EMOTIONS FILLED WITH WONDER
ABOUT THE HUMAN RACE.
WHY O WHY, DEAR JESUS
IS MY HEART SO COLD,
I CAN ONLY KNOW YOU
AS YOUR LOVE IS SHONE.
OH DEAR JESUS HEAR MY HEART’S DEEP CRY,
MAKE ME ONE WITH YOUR HEART
SEEING THROUGH YOUR EYES,
LOOKING AT THE LOST AND DYING

AS YOUR HIGHEST PRIZE.

Given to Mike Baranek 3-9-16

GIVE THANKS FOR NEW RELATIONSHIPS

 

New relationships will come your way,
Called by God to bring you a better day,
Committed to you in all their ways,
Faithful in all they say,
Enriching your life in every way,

God has placed them, they have come to stay.

 

Pastor Michael Baranek
Given by the Holy Spirit