Upon Me


The grace of God
is upon me
His Spirit
strong and sure

filling me
with wisdom
gentle, kind
and pure.

A laid down life grows with God.

“And the Child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him.” Luke 2:40 NKJV

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When I’m looking for

when I need
to be restored

I need look no
further than

Jesus Christ
my Lord.

A laid down life has a Redeemer.

“And coming in that instant she gave thanks to the Lord, and spoke of Him to all those who looked for redemption in Jerusalem. ” Luke 2:38 NKJV

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The Consolation


The Consolation of Israel
has come

salvation for

the Glory of
Your people

pure Light of

A laid down life sees Jesus.

“And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon, and this man was just and devout, waiting for the Consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. So he came by the Spirit into the temple. And when the parents brought in the Child Jesus, to do for Him according to the custom of the law, he took Him up in his arms and blessed God and said: ‘Lord now You are letting your servant depart in peace according to Your word, for my eyes have seen Your salvation which You have prepared before the face of all peoples, a light to bring revelation to the Gentiles, and the Glory of Your people Israel. ‘” Luke 2:25,27,28,29,40,31,32 NKJV

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Heart Ponderings


Keep all
the things I tell you

ponder them
in your heart

let them take root
inside of you

never to

A laid down life takes God’s Word to heart.

“And all those who heard it marveled at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart.” Luke 2:18,19 NKJV

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Widely Known


The shepherds hurried
to see the Child
and found Him
as the angels told

then made widely known
all that they knew
glorifying God
that it was so.

A laid down life plays a part in God’s story.

“And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph and the Babe lying in a manger. And when they had seen Him, they made widely known the saying which was told them concerning this Child. Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them.” Luke 2:16,17,20 NKJV

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Good News


To faithful shepherds
tending their flocks
the angel did

telling them of
the Good News
sweet music to
their ears.

A laid down life is told good news.

“Then the Angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.’ So it was, when the Angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, ‘Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us.” Luke 2:10,11,15 NKJV

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Days Completed


It was there
in Bethlehem
the time to deliver

and though there appeared
to be no room
He came
just the same.

A laid down life’s time will come.

“So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” Luke 2:6,7 NKJV

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Light Giver


I give light to you
in the darkness
when you’re bullied by death’s

My tender mercy
guiding your feet
onto the path where peace
ever flows.

A laid down life has light in the darkness.

“For you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare His ways. . .To give light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.” Luke 1:76,79 NKJV

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Great Things


My soul
magnifies You
to You
my spirit sings

Your mercy
is upon me
You who do
such great things.

A laid down life has great God things done for it.

“My soul magnifies the Lord. And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. For He who is mighty has done great things for me, and Holy is His name. And His mercy is on those who fear Him from generation to generation.” Luke 1:46,47,49,50 NKJV

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John leaped for joy
inside the womb
knowing Jesus
was near

how blessed are we
when we believe
the Lord our God
so dear.

A laid down life leaps for joy at God’s nearness.

“For indeed, as soon as the voice of your greeting sounded in my ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord.” Luke 1:44,45 NKJV

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