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The Silence Echoes

When Theresa writes poetry, the inspiration comes from her or her family's true life experiences, which results in dramatic poetry.

It's during those times when we are feeling blue and shattered for all of humanity, He shows up, and our light still radiates His love even more so than ever before, to His glory and His alone.

The Light Is Sweet

"Light is sweet, and pleases the eyes to see the sun.  However many years a man may live, let him enjoy them all.  But let him remember the days of darkness, for they will be many."  Ecclesiastes 11:7-8

"Light is sweet, and pleases the eyes to see the sun. However many years a man may live, let him enjoy them all. But let him remember the days of darkness, for they will be many." Ecclesiastes 11:7-8

Shattered and Blue, but He Is Still the Light of My Life

The silence echoes


Throughout the land


As deaf ears fall


And eyes veiled


For wrongs committed prevail


Such unrelenting pain


As darkness attempts to regain


its authority . . .


Still there is that glimmer of brilliant light


That washes over


Radiating His love


Reminding of His promise that whatever


Is done under that cover of darkness


He will bring into the light


So all my days I claim His promise


As He is most faithful


But what can one person do


With so much overwhelming hypocrisy


Yet, He reminds on this day


He is still in control


A common destiny for all


And so I can pray


Laying it all down at His feet


To begin anew


Is really all one can do


While the presence of such atrocities against humanity


Accustom to surface


Until that final day


When that glorious trumpet blows


And then we can rest in Him


Knowing tears will never flow again


As an ebb of a river while


The silence echoes


Nevermore.


© Copyright Faith Reaper September 24, 2012


Shattered and Blue Heart

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Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.

— Psalm 46:10

Blue Angel

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We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.

— Mother Teresa

Shattered Glass

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Comments

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on November 25, 2015:

Thank you, Darlin', for sending lots of love my way. Hahaha, so clever about one turkey "roasting" another. Oh, yes, Saturday we have our big college football rivalry between Alabama and Auburn in the Iron Bowl. Roll Tide Roll! Bless you and remember to count your blessings. I count you as one of mine.

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on November 25, 2015:

Hey blessed friend.. have a great holiday and enjoy your family.. hmm one turkey roasting another.. go figure :) lots of love to you this football week end my friend

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on November 23, 2015:

Hi Vellur,

Thank you so much for reading and the lovely comment.

Blessings

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on November 23, 2015:

Beautiful soothing words, thank you for sharing.

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on November 22, 2015:

Hi Dear Audrey,

I am so blessed once again by your lovely visit. Oh, yes, our quiet time with the Lord is amazing with many rewards!

The first video I had here when I first published truly almost left one speechless, but sadly it is no longer available on YouTube for some reason. So I had to change it out a couple of times.

I have always loved Simon and Garfunkel's "Sound of Silence" too.

Hugs and Blessings always, sweet lady

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on November 21, 2015:

Hi Faith - I just had to come back to read your incredible poem and to listen to "The Sound of Silence." I love Mother Theresa's quote. I've learned the value of silence in many ways. The most important of course is during prayer.

Thank you dear lady for your continuing inspiration.

Audrey

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on November 21, 2015:

Hi Bill, So, lovely to see you here! I'm so happy you're glad you found this one too. It was written some time ago but seems relevant now. God bless you.

William Kovacic from Pleasant Gap, PA on November 21, 2015:

Hi Faith,

Not sure how I missed this one, but glad I found it. Very nicely done!

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on August 02, 2015:

Amen on that one, Dear Shyron! LOL ...yes, it is especially golden when the TV is off.

Thank you for your generosity in sharing and voting up and more.

You're the best!

Blessings

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on August 02, 2015:

Dear Faith, this is a beautiful touching poem, it reminds me of when hubby turns the TV off, I can only say "can you hear the golden silence?"

Thumb-up UABI and shared

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on July 16, 2015:

Hi Missy,

I do so love my quiet time, especially with the Lord, for He reveals so much to me and His peace just rains down on me. He is sweet like that, you know.

Back when I first published this hub two years ago (wow ...that went quick), I found an amazing video of The Sound of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel ...such dramatic imagery, then it was taken down and I have never been able to find it again. So, I had to find a substitute, but glad you like it too.

It has always been one of my favorite songs too.

Thank you so much for the vote up.

Peace and blessings always to you and yours

Missy Smith from Florida on July 15, 2015:

Beautiful poem Faith! I loved it. I know, I for one, have to find my silence and visit with my peace often. I feel sorry for others who have not learned how to seek and find him within themselves. I can hear him speak to me so clearly when I take the time to really talk to him heart to heart.

I love that cover of Simon and Garfunkel's "Sound of Silence." I've never heard that one, it's beautiful. I'm a Simon and Garfunkel fan. I actually have their greatest hits in my car right now, so I can listen to it as I'm driving around this little country town of mine. That song is one of my favorites.

Mother Theresa was such a wise and faithful woman. I love her quotes. They make you feel comfort just reading them.

Voting Up...

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on June 23, 2015:

Dearest Audrey,

Oh, precious heart, I am so sorry about your pain. I will certainly lift you up in prayer. His love and peace passes all understanding. I am glad you found this poem beautiful. We know that one day there will be no more tears, pain and suffering as He promises and I cling to those promises.

Sending you (((Hugs))) and much love, dear lovely woman

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on June 23, 2015:

Dear faith...I,ve returned several times to read your beautiful poem. As I lay here recovering from painful knee surgery I think of all my savior endured and know that my gratitude for him out weighs my own human misery.

Thank you for reminding me of his love. He is my light.

Love

Audrey

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on January 26, 2015:

Hi Manatita,

You are most generous and I am humbled for such lovely comments here, especially coming from you, a true poet. Yes, I love that first video too with the pan flute. I had to change out the last video from my initial choice as it went away. I truly loved my first choice as it was so dramatic and perfect visually for this poem but, oh well.

Yes, He is the light.

Blessings and peace always

manatita44 from london on January 25, 2015:

Theresa,

An awesome Hub filled with sublime beauty; well chosen video.

You know, I look at your mom from time to time. So elegant, so strong ... and I look at your writing. The strength is there, plus a sweet simplicity that can only come from the Divine.

Your heart beats and feels like mines. Alas! without the shadows there will be no perception of Light, A Light which gratefully shines in the darkness, even when the blackness is dense. In Love and Light.

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on January 11, 2015:

Hi Dear Shan,

Yes, it is hard to see it all ... the evil abounding all around. That is all I know to do is to lay it all at the foot of the cross, for we know how it ends. He is victorious against evil. Praise Him!

Hugs and much love to you and yours this day and always, sweet lady.

Shannon Henry from Texas on January 11, 2015:

Such a beautiful poem this is! It's hard sometimes to watch so much evil happen around us. This is an excellent reminder not to give up, to lay it all down, and to start each day fresh.

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on January 10, 2015:

Hi Smilealot,

So glad you love this poem. Thank you so much for reading.

I appreciate you.

Blessings always

Smilealot on January 10, 2015:

Loved this, full of devotion and hope...thank you Faith:-))

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on August 09, 2014:

Hi Dear KEVIN, I am so sorry that I missed your comment right there in front of me 11 days ago! Please forgive my faux pas dear one. I always am so appreciative when you stop by to read and leave such lovely comments. Yes, the Pan Flute is exquisite.

Blessings and Hugs

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on August 09, 2014:

Hello mothersofnations, thank you for reading. Silence can be a wonderful thing, but then when it is a time for us to take a stand, the time for silence is over. I believe the sound of that Ram's horn is ever- nearing. God bless you too.

Mothers of Nations on August 08, 2014:

Such a beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing! GBY

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on July 29, 2014:

Hi janshares,

So nice to see you stopping by to read this night! I appreciate your lovely comments which are most generous.

Thank you for the vote up and more

Blessings and Peace to you too

Janis Leslie Evans from Washington, DC on July 29, 2014:

This is so beautiful, Faith Reaper. The message is so full of promise and redemption. You do have a gift for spiritual poetry. Thanks for sharing your blessing. Peace, up and beautiful.

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on July 29, 2014:

Hi Mike,

So glad you bounced over to my side of HP Town. I appreciate you reading and leaving such a lovely comment. That means a lot coming from an esteemed writer such as yourself.

Blessings

mckbirdbks from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas on July 29, 2014:

Hello Faith Reaper. I just was bouncing around Hubpages and landed here. What a beautiful piece of writing.

The Examiner-1 on July 29, 2014:

That was loving and beautiful Faith, and I really liked listening to that pan flute while I was reading.

Kevin

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on July 29, 2014:

Hi Anita lesic,

Yes, we do! Thank you so much for taking time to read. I appreciate the generous comment.

Dream Lover from Zagreb on July 29, 2014:

Hi Faith :* It is obvious that we love the same themes of poems ;) this is awesome poem .

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on July 04, 2014:

Hi Dear Flourish,

I am glad you found this poem beautiful and inspired.

Thank you for stopping by to read this day.

Happy Fourth!

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on July 04, 2014:

Hi Nell,

Thanks for stopping by my "Silence" ... I thought this poem appropriate to highlight being I have had to be away from HP for a bit, but so glad to be able to read and catch up some this day. I am glad you thought this poem beautiful.

We are celebrating the Fourth this day here. Our freedoms we should never take for granted. I hope all is well across the big pond for you.

I hope your weekend is awesome as well!

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on July 04, 2014:

Hi Shyron,

Thank you for reading and glad you liked it. I appreciate the vote up, share and pin.

God bless you too

FlourishAnyway from USA on July 04, 2014:

This was beautiful and inspired poetry, dear Faith.

Nell Rose from England on July 04, 2014:

Hi Faith, what a beautiful poem, I hope you have an awesome weekend!

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on July 04, 2014:

Dear Faith, this is such a beautiful poem and listening to the Sound of Silence while reading it, so touching.

God Bless you

Voted up ++++ shared and pinned to Amazing HubPages

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on January 04, 2014:

Hi Dear Audrey, thank you so much for reading and leaving such generous comments! You're the best! I appreciate the pin and share. Happy New Year, Faith Reaper

Audrey Selig from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on January 03, 2014:

Hi Faith. This poem shows your belief that God is in control. Your faith in Him is never ending. Your writing captivates so many people in the hub community and shows Him the power of words. Your words, Faith, are a testimony. Blessings. Audrey. Pinning and sharing.

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on January 03, 2014:

Hi Jamie,

So great to see you stopping by to read this day! Thank you so much for your kind comment.

Blessings,

Faith Reaper

Jamie Lee Hamann from Reno NV on January 03, 2014:

Wonderful spiritual and inspirational poetry. Jamie

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on December 10, 2013:

Hi Dear Jodah,

Thank you so much. I look forward to reading your next hub, how awesome!

I appreciate the vote up.

Hugs and much love,

Faith Reaper

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on December 10, 2013:

A beautiful poem displaying your faith and a tribute to our Lord. A very recent event has made me really we reflect in God's grace and how he watches over his flock. I am going to relate that story in my next hub. Thank you Faith, voted up.

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on July 17, 2013:

Hello Dearest Samuel!

Always such a nice blessing when you stop by to read. Thank you so much for the encouragement here. I really had the best video on here before at the bottom, which was superb in every way, and now I am disappointed I cannot find it, so this one is good, but nothing like the one I had initially.

Your friend too,

Faith Reaper

samuel hodges from Winston-Salem NC on July 17, 2013:

Keep up the good work. Your friend,

Sam

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on July 15, 2013:

Hi Dearest Kim (ocfireflies),

Always a joy when you stop by to read!

Thank you for leaving such kind and lovely comments here this day.

I appreciate the votes up.

Hugs and love, Faith Reaper

ocfireflies from North Carolina on July 15, 2013:

Faith,

What a wonderful experience. I had never heard the pan flute version. Listening to the music while reading your poem was incredibly inspirational. Voted Up Awesome and Beautiful! Thank You.

Best Always,

Kim

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on July 01, 2013:

Hi Marlene (lovedoctor),

So thrilled to see you stopping by to read here this night!

Thank you so much for the lovely comments and added insight to add to the subject of this hub here.

Yes, He certainly does! He is sweet like that, you know!

I hope all is well down in beautiful Florida. Hugs and Love, Faith Reaper

lovedoctor926 on July 01, 2013:

Hi Faith, this is a beautiful & inspirational poem. nicely done. Silence often send a powerful message. It can also be used as a weapon. And yes, God is always in control. When he shuts one door, he opens up another as a reminder that he has a plan for us. God bless:)

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on July 01, 2013:

Oh, my goodness, Romeos Quill, thank you for the additional lovely comments here this evening! I have been blessed twice this day by your pleasant visits.

The pleasure is all mine, as far as sending you many blessings.

Hugs and love again from southern USA, Faith Reaper : )

Romeos Quill from Lincolnshire, England on July 01, 2013:

Thank you Faith Reaper, and it's my pleasure.

I'll gladly absorb the sweet bestowal of those love and hugs, and would be entranced indeed, to return tenfold.You're so lovely.

Have a wonderful evening, and I sincerely appreciate your blessings.

With Warmest Regards,

Romeo's Quill

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on July 01, 2013:

Hello Romeos Quill,

So lovely of you to visit here this day!

Thank you so much for leaving such lovely comments here. You are too kind.

I appreciate you sharing.

Hugs and love to you from southern USA, Faith Reaper

Romeos Quill from Lincolnshire, England on July 01, 2013:

What a beautiful poem.I like verse that reads the reader. Faith Reaper; if only everyone had a heart like yours - what a wonderful world it would be.Sharing.

Yours Sincerely,

Romeo's Quill

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on June 14, 2013:

I am so glad you are enjoying my poem and the video. I had another dramatic video at the end, but removed it. The music was the song "The Sound of Silence", which I have always loved.

Have a lovely weekened. My precious grands are up, so will be so busy, but it is a joyful busy no doubt :) !!!

Blessings, Faith Reaper

DREAM ON on June 14, 2013:

I came back to enjoy your poem and your video once more.Have a great weekend.

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on June 14, 2013:

Thanks so very much, Vladimire!

Blessings, Faith Reaper

Vladimir Uhri from HubPages, FB on June 14, 2013:

Awesome poem. Thanks, thanks.

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on June 12, 2013:

Hello DREAM ON,

So nice of you to stop by to read here! Thank you so much for leaving such a wonderful comment. I am so humbled.

God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

DREAM ON on June 12, 2013:

So much to say in so little space.Your poems bring the Holy spirit front and center.I enjoy your words.Each line captures a special feeling .What a wonderful way to end my day.Awesome.

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on May 28, 2013:

Hello Samuel,

So great for your visit here this day!

Thanks for leaving such wonderful comments here. I truly appreciate it.

God bless you too.

Hugs and love, Faith Reaper

samuel hodges from Winston-Salem NC on May 28, 2013:

That's deep. And so on target.

God bless you forever more!

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on May 12, 2013:

Hi teacherjoe,

Thank you so much. I appreciate you stopping by to read, and you're right about that fact!

I love that . . . for His beautiful garden. Amen!

Thank you for the lovely blessing.

God bless you too dearest brother. In His Love, Faith Reaper

teacherjoe52 on May 12, 2013:

Good morning little sister.

A beautiful poem of faith and perseverance.

Yes we get a lot of crap thrown our way in life but Jesus turns it into fertilizer for His beautiful garden.

God bless you with a beautiful heavenly garden.

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on May 08, 2013:

Hi suzette,

Thank you so much for such a great comment, and I am so glad you liked this poem! Wow, I am humbled by your words here.

Yes, His light still shines brilliantly no doubt!

I have always loved the "Sound of Silence" and Simon and Garfunkle.

One afternoon I was just outside and that song popped into my head for some reason, and then I wrote this poem.

God bless, Faith Reaper

Suzette Walker from Taos, NM on May 08, 2013:

Wow, Faith! This poem is stunning. It is one of the best I think I've read. The light of God does shine on use and helps us find our way, no matter how vile life has been towards us. This is just wonderful. I love the 'Sound of Silence' - one of my favorite songs by Simon and Garfunkle. Who could forget it?

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on May 08, 2013:

Hi Icbenefield,

It is always so nice when you stop by to read! Thank you so much for leaving such lovely comments. Yes, He reigns!

God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

lcbenefield from Georgia on May 08, 2013:

Very moving piece. He is faithful and He is in control. Thanks for sharing this to remind us in the face of atrocities, He reigns. He will be glorified. Your poem praises Him beautifully.

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on May 06, 2013:

Hi Sue,

Always lovely to have you stopping by to read. Thank you for your kind words. Yes, the pan flute is really beautiful and hauntng, as you say.

I appreciate the vote up and share.

God bless you too, Faith Reaper

Sueswan on May 05, 2013:

Hi Faith Reaper

A beautiful and inspirational poem . The sounds of the pan flute are hauntingly beautiful.

God bless, Sue

Voted up +++ and sharing

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on May 03, 2013:

Hi Jo (Ladyfiddler),

So glad for your visit here! Yes, it will be a glorious day no doubt precious heart.

God bless, Faith Reaper

Joanna Chandler from On Planet Earth on May 03, 2013:

Until that final day when that glorious trumpet blows and then we can rest in Him. I myself cannot wait for that day this world is getting to sick to live in.

Thanks for sharing

Have a wonderful night :)

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on March 12, 2013:

Hi Mike (CloudExplorer),

Great to see you stopping by to visit this day! Long time no see!

Thank you so much for the lovely words here, and I do appreciate you sharing this and the vote up, etc.

Your poetry community sounds very interesting, and I appreciate the invite!

God bless. Keep fighting that good fight of faith. In His Love, Faith Reaper

Mike Pugh from New York City on March 12, 2013:

Powerful message here Faith, such a promise shall come to pass in due time, I sense that this message is about Christ, and I believe in his purpose on this planet.

I hope he returns to change this planetary surface back into what it was initially meant to be, and for us all to live the way we were meant to live. Until such a time, I myself will continue this spiritual battle against the evils that do indeed exist. Thanks you for sharing this and yup its getting pinned too, and shared elsewhere.

Let me know if you would like to join our poetry community, it is a small group of poets, but we are united there and do our best to help each other whenever we can. Thumbs up Faith and sharing elsewhere for sure.

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on February 26, 2013:

Hi Vellur,

I am so glad you stopped by to read, and I thank you for your lovely comments to glorify our Lord God here. Yes, He is!

I appreciate the vote up.

God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on February 26, 2013:

Reading your poem I am reassured that HE will always be there for us. Your write great poems. Faith in the Lord is the only way, the one and only. Great write. Voted up.

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on February 03, 2013:

Hi Rolly,

So glad for your visit here. I appreciate your wonderful comments.

Hugs and blessings to you too, Faith Reaper

Rolly A Chabot from Alberta Canada on February 03, 2013:

Hi Faith Reaper... once lost but never again comes to mind as I read this you have put together... powerful words... Thank you for sharing...

Many Hugs and Blessings to you

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on January 30, 2013:

Hi Vladimir Uhri,

Thank you for taking the time to read. I appreciate the kind comments.

God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

Vladimir Uhri from HubPages, FB on January 30, 2013:

Thanks. I like this:

When that glorious trumpet blows

And then we can rest in Him

Knowing tears will never flow again

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on January 29, 2013:

Hi Audrey,

So glad to see you here! Thank you for reading and leaving such lovely comments. I appreciate your kinds words.

Hugs and blessing to you, Faith Reaper

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on January 29, 2013:

Dear Faith ~ Your inner beauty and spiritual wisdom light up your poetry. It is very beautiful and the message is clear. You are a sweet child of God and loved dearly.

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on December 07, 2012:

Hello Olde Cashmere,

So glad for your visit here! Thank you so much for leaving such lovely comments and I am glad you enjoyed this poem. I appreciate the votes.

I am so humbled by your wonderful comment.

Just getting in late, and so late in commenting. I am so thankful it is Friday and ready for the weekend!

In His Love, Faith Reaper

Olde Cashmere on December 07, 2012:

A very beautiful and enjoyable poem Faith Reaper. Voting this up and rating awesome, beautiful, and interesting. Amazing writing :)

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on November 15, 2012:

Hi Valleypoet,

So very happy to see you stopping by to read and leaving such lovely comments too dear one.

God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

Valleypoet on November 15, 2012:

A beautiful poem, you cannot help but be touched by this. Thanks for sharing:-))

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on November 14, 2012:

Wow kylesanderson!!!

You sure did leave one tremendous comment here to say the least! I am so very humbled dear one by your kind words.

Welcome to HubPages and you will soon find out that there are many true writers here that will leave you astounded and amazed at their sheer gift of writing.

I really do not consider myself to be a writer, but really more of a messenger.

God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

kylesanderson on November 14, 2012:

This is the first poem I've read on here that really memorized me. Thanks.

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on October 31, 2012:

Hi Sparkea,

Thank you so much for the vote up and the lovely comments dear one. I am so glad this was a blessing to you right at the moment you needed it to be such!

I love the "Sound of Silence" too, and I had forgotten about it from long ago, and then it just popped into my thoughts that day. It is very powerful no doubt.

Yes, that is about all we can do really, is lay it down at His feet to begin anew each day.

God bless you real good too. I am also praying for you dear one each and every day!

In His Love, Faith Reaper

Sparklea from Upstate New York on October 31, 2012:

Hi Faith, voted up, beautiful and awesome...this poem has been read by me at exactly the right moment. I totally wept through the sound of silence video. WOW, especially loved your statement, "laying it down at His feet to begin anew is really all one can do..." Your user name is so very wonderful..you truly sow and reap faith. God bless you real good! I pray for you every single day. Sparklea :)

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on October 24, 2012:

Hello Docmo,

I appreciate you once again for stopping by to read and leave such lovely comments to glorify our God.

God bless you and your lovely family. In His Love, Faith Reaper

Mohan Kumar from UK on October 24, 2012:

It is always wonderful to see such faith in the power of God and goodwill.

I love the words in this poem and the meaning they convey ...

Yet, He reminds on this day

He is still in control

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on October 18, 2012:

Amen dearest Epi,

Thanks for the very early morning visit here in southern USA, and I appreciate the lovely comments. I had to work on republishing an older hub is why I am up so late, and finally did it, as it did need updating.

Your two cats are so lovely, what I have seen. You have superb taste in music, and I can just picture you there with your two cats listening to such awesome music. Your cats would probably think something is up, if you did not put on any music every night.

Thank you for the warm wishes . . . now it is 12:57 a.m. here in southern USA I kind of feel funny talking as my newborn grandson to adults. May be time to switch out the profile picture again. Ha.

In His Love, Faith Reaper

epigramman on October 18, 2012:

...wow look at all of these comments ..... you are a superstar - and that is a title to die for - wish I had written it - although in retrospect I think all along HE HAS WRITTEN IT FOR YOU. I see God in the faces of my two cats and in the beauty of nature where I live. amen.

and sending you warm wishes while listening to the great Slim Harpo from lake erie time 1:49am

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on October 17, 2012:

Hello Audrey,

I do so appreciate you stopping to read and leaving such insightful comments, how refreshing. Yes, love covers a multitude of sins and it matters not whether one is a Christian or not ---to make that choice to love. Thank you so much for adding to this hub with your wise words - love your "2 cents!"

In His Love, Faith Reaper

Audrey Howitt from California on October 17, 2012:

Beautiful piece--especially your closing--I think the answer, if there is one--is to pay it forward--to do good for others just to do good--I am not a Christian in the way that many here are--but I think that if we all recognized the God within each person, how could we fail to love and honor? It is when we lose sight of God within us and within each other that so much hurt happens I think--anyway, just my 2 cents

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on October 16, 2012:

Morning lyric,

You are always such an encourager to me, and I am blessed to know you via HP. Thank you so much for the lovely words here.

I appreciate the vote up. I pray your day is awesome, as you are awesome!

God bless you always. In His Love, Faith Reaper

Richard Ricky Hale from West Virginia on October 16, 2012:

Faith, your hubs are always inspiring. They are always full of hope and beauty. This was a very beautiful poem Faith. The videos were great. God is great and we are all blessed very much. Faith, another great article full of meaning. Voted up, useful, awesome, beautiful, and shared.

Have a great day!

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on October 11, 2012:

Hi Mike,

So glad you made it by my way here this day. I do so appreciate your lovely words to glorify our God and, yes, every knee shall bow and every eye will see . . .

Thank you for your kind words.

God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

Faith Reaper (author) from southern USA on October 11, 2012:

Hi Mary,

So glad for your visit here this day. Yes, He is in control dear one and He always will be. Amen! I do so appreciate your lovely comments to glorify our Lord God and adding much to the subject matter of this hub. You are so right, without faith, this would be a terible life to have to live. Thank you so much for the vote up. Well, there is no button to press for excellent comment, but I do so thank you very much.

God bless. Keep fighting that good fight of faith. In His Love, Faith Reaper

Mike Pugh from New York City on October 11, 2012:

I never stop having faith in the lord, I know god has a plan for everyone for sure, and when that day comes for me to return back from which I came, I will know all I lived for was worth it, because I never given up believing in him and his powers over us all. Amen!

Humanity does indeed need to learn much more about the almighty one, I'm sure he will make his presence known someday soon.

Joy, Love & Peace be with you Faithreaper, awesome poetry!

Mary Craig from New York on October 11, 2012:

He is in control and we pray that He will always be! Without faith this would be a terrible life to live. As always this was a beautiful, heartfelt poem.

Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting. God Bless.