Down by the Calming Stream ~ Alan Giana

Whispers In The Garden ~ Norma Marek

As I strolled through the garden
I heard whispers all about.
The whispers were of creation,
of that I had no doubt.

Suddenly appearing before me,
a soft glow of muted light.
An angel stood beside a tree
on that star -filled night.

Smiling with angelic calm,
she motioned me to come.
I didn't hesitate to follow,
though my mind desired to run.

We sat upon a grassy spot
and she looked at the sky.
Not a word had she said
so I asked her, "Why?"

Then she began to speak
of the reason she was there.
Her words were like a melody,
light flashed from her hair.

She told me of heaven
and the price for sin I'd pay.
As the angel spoke I was shamed
and turned my face away.

Then another angel came forward
carrying a book.
She sat down beside me
and told me to take a look.

My name was not in it
so I began to be afraid.
She said I had forgotten the price
our Lord had paid.

To be written in the book again
would be a simple thing.
I had to glorify our Lord
and my heart began to sing.

I had always loved Him
but had strayed away from Him.
Now I had a chance to rectify
because He had sent me them.

To tell me that He loved me
and wanted me to change my way.
I got on my knees and started
then and there to pray.

The angels rose to their feet
and smiled before they turned to go.
Now I believe in angels
and I surely know.

That if you think you are lost,
He will find you once again.
All you have to do is remember
that He died for our sin.

Norma Marek ~ 30 August, 2001

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Title of painting is 'Down by the Calming Stream'
Artist ~ Alan Giana

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