‘FIXION (FIXIN’) THE AFFLICTION

person in pink long sleeve shirt holding white and black short coated dog
Father God, thank You that Jesus ‘Fixion (Fixin’) the affliction. So many need this ‘Fixion (Fixin’) from their so many affliction. It’s Up for “Christ Discuss” and sacrificed (BOTH) that Your Son and our Savior and Deliverer, Jesus Christ, is our benediction (the act of praying for divine protection) and healing for “so” addiction (a strong fleshly craving). “I AM” Claimin’ many affliction begin’ but Endin’ because of His Namin’. There is not one affliction that Jesus “Fixion (Fixin’) the affliction. All I have to do is return to the Cruci’Fixion (Matthew 27:32-56) and Look Up to have my “so” addiction ‘Fixion (Fixin’). On a more personal note, how silly (and cruel) to do or even consider animal sacrifice for ‘Fixion (Fixin’) the affliction. Animal sacrifice is in the Old Testament of the Bible but “Hello?” Jesus Christ is the ONLY Sacrifice that we will ever need for ‘Fixion (Fixin’) our so many affliction. I just love that picture of that peaceful woman, Nasik Lababan, with that peaceful lamb (BOTH). I invite you to visit https://unsplash.com/@nasiklababan for her peaceful photography, especially of the peacefulness of her and the Lambs of God. Father God, help me to return to the Cruci’Fixion today, this daily leavened, for every “Fixion (Fixin’) of my “so” many affliction. Help me Look Up and never forget His Discussion for my benediction, His Sacrifice for my “so” addiction. I pray all of this in the Wonderful and Precious and Claimin’ Namin’ of Jesus Christ, the Namin’ above every other name, including my own name. This prayer is answered by my faith and my belief. Please help me, Father God, where my faith and my belief are lacking. Amen.

(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope [BOTH] to Look Up to Jesus Christ for ‘Fixion [Fixin’] my ‘so’ affliction this daily leavened bread.”)

Your affliction need the ‘Fixion from Jesus.

You might even have many affliction?

Not one of these not Up for “Christ Discuss.”

His Discussion is your benediction.

My affliction need the ‘Fixion from Christ.

I know I have so many affliction.

Not one of these not Up for Sacrificed.

His Sacrifice for my “so” addiction.

“I AM ‘Fixion your many affliction,”

says Jesus. “Not one AM I not Claimin’.

I Name your many affliction begin’.

I AM Endin’ each one as My Namin’.”

Many heal Up ’cause His Cruci’Fixion.

Jesus ‘Fixion (Fixin’) the affliction.

(picture by photographer, Nasik Lababan, available for free without copyright laws at https://unsplash.com/s/photos/animal-sacrifice)

PROUD AIN’T LIVING OUT LOUD

brown donkey near beach during daytime photo
Father God, thank You that I can live out loud all my successes and achievements (BOTH), but proud ain’t living out loud. It’s the humbled who will have their every knee bowed for Your Son and our Savior and Deliverer, Jesus Christ. It’s the humbled who live out loud when their successes and achievements (BOTH) are soft cloud, hushed cheer, weak plowed, and light stones. Who else but Jesus to help me live out loud quietly with soft forgive? I know ALL will have their every knee bowed when Jesus appears, but it’s the humbled who will be entirely appreciated for counting all their successes and achievements (BOTH) as God’s Victory (humbled) and not their own victory (proud). “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble” (James 4:6). On a more personal note, this God Sonnet was entirely inspired by Emile Zola’s famous quote: “If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.” This is EXACTLY the kind of artist I aspire to BE. You, Father God, did not create me to become an artist who creates superficially. I have been created to BE an artist who creates in total transparency, in total truth, and in total humility. I refuse to be an artist who “lives out quiet.” I have to pour everything (and I do mean everything) that is me (that is my soul) into my creative works. I could settle for being a “live out quiet” artist, but “I am here to live out loud” with the utmost humility. If I do these creative works as proud living out loud, You ain’t gonna give me favor but will oppose me, and I don’t want to be opposed by You, Father God. And on an even more personal note, who else but that divine donkey on a beach with soft clouds (pictured) is as humble as him or her? It’s never lost on me that Jesus rode the most humbled of all animals, a donkey, when He made His Way into Jerusalem (Matthew 21:5). Why? Because Jesus has a Humbled Heart for BOTH humans and nonhuman animals, like this donkey; He “opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” I’m a humbled artist and animal welfare advocate (BOTH) “living out loud” for Jesus. I pray all of this in the Wonderful and Precious and Humbled Name of Jesus Christ, the Name above every other name, including my own name. This prayer is answered by my faith and my belief. Please help me, Father God, where my faith and my belief are lacking. Amen.”

(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope [BOTH] in humbled ‘living out loud,’ because proud ain’t living out loud, this daily leavened bread.”)

Your successes? Proud ain’t living out loud.

Your achievements? Humble these loud and clear.

God BE how your successes are soft cloud.

God BE how your achievements are hushed cheer.

My successes? Proud ain’t living out loud.

My achievements? Humble these quiet tones.

God BE how my successes are weak plowed.

God BE how my achievements are light stones.

“Proud ain’t living out loud. Humbled? That’s ME,”

says Jesus. “The humbled live as I Live.

Proud is harsh outrage. Humbled? Quietly.

Proud is hard anger. Humbled? Soft forgive.”

The humbled will have their every knee bowed,

lived out loud, but proud ain’t living out loud.

(picture by photographer, Spencer Watson, available for free without copyright laws at https://unsplash.com/photos/dm5QuhX8aY4)

THE WORLD CAN’T…. GOD CAN

seal in water during daytime
Father God, thank You that you give us Who and What that is our Everything. The world can’t….You can. You are our Belonging, our Freed, our Measured, and our Glean. We belong, are freed, are measured, and glean all things from You. When we look for Who and What that the world says it can give us, we are paying heed to the newspaperman. Who is the newspaperman? FEAR, FEAR, FEAR! The newspaper and the news (BOTH) is everything about fear but nothing about Your Son and our Savior and Deliverer, Jesus Christ. This is why, on a more personal note, I pay no heed to the newspaperman delivering the news. Who and What I need is ONLY Jesus, and Jesus is nowhere to be found in the newspaper or the news (BOTH). If Jesus ain’t OF the newspaper or the news, I ain’t the least bit interested OF reading the newspaper or watching the news. “Oh, but Timothy, how will you know who and what is going in the world if you don’t read the newspaper or watch the news?” My reply is, “I don’t need to read the newspaper or watch the news to know who and what is going on, because I am IN the world and not OF the World. My Jesus is no part OF the world, same as I am no part OF the world (John 17:16). What I pray for is not from the newspaperman OF the newspaper or the news. My prayer is Jesus, the only Newspaperman I heed, so I can extend love, compassion and mercy to BOTH God’s humans and nonhuman animals IN the world.” If I offended anyone who heeds the newspaperman delivering the newspaper and the news (BOTH) OF the world, please forgive me. It was not my INtention. My INtention was and is (BOTH) to speak up for my seal friend in the picture, who seems to be crying out, “I am IN the world but no part OF the world. Please stop harming me IN the world by being no part OF the world!” The world can’t….God can! I pray this in the Wonderful and Precious and Worshiping Name of Jesus Christ, the Name above every other name, including my own name. This prayer is answered IN my faith and my belief. Please help me, Father God, who and what and whereIN my faith and my belief are lacking. Amen.

(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope [BOTH] IN the world, ME and FREE [BOTH] IN What and Who is Jesus Christ, not OF the world, this daily leavened bread.”)

The world can’t give you who is your longing.

It can’t give you what is your every need.

God can give you Who is your Belonging.

God can give you What is your very Freed.

The world can’t give me who is my treasured.

It can’t give me what is my every scene.

God can give me Who is my God Measured.

God can give me What is my very Glean.

“Who and What the world can’t give, I give ME,”

says Jesus. “God can give you Everything.

Who and What the world can’t give, I give FREE.

God can give you Who and What Worshiping.”

Pay no heed who and what newspaperman.

Pay heed Who and What the world can’t….God can.

(picture by photographer, Dan Dennis, available for free without copyright laws at https://unsplash.com/photos/3YPft6PeEH8)

SCRATCH ATTACH

gray monkey lying on gray soil
Father God, I have only one prayer to petition You today. It is from the above picture and the writing from the photographer, Who’s Denilo?, I found “attached” to this picture: During my stay in Bali Indonesia, I visited an animal shelter. Here mainly turtles were found, which were released from the hands of robbers. In addition to the tens of turtles, several animals could be found, as well as this monkey named Jackie. Jackie was found seriously injured on the island and was given the opportunity to rehabilitate at this animal shelter. However, he still remains chained….” Father God, please release Jackie from this “attached” chain. Please release all nonhuman animals who are “attached” to chains. Scratch attachments where nonhuman animals like Jackie are “attached” to man’s wicked ways. “The righteous care for their animals, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel” (Proverbs 12:10). We have dominion over Your nonhuman animals (Genesis 1:26), so the righteous must “careFree” and “careCope” (BOTH) “their” (our) nonhuman animals. I pray this prayer for Jackie and all nonhuman animals who are “attached” to chains, and I pray this prayer in the Wonderful and Precious and Up There Name of Jesus Christ, the Name above every other name. This prayer is answered by my faith and my belief. Please help me, Father God, where my faith and my belief are lacking. Please release Jackie and all nonhuman animals from “their” (our) “attached” chains. Amen.

WARNING: I know the picture “attached” is disturbing, and I do not wish to disturb anyone with the picture. I sent out a disclaimer for this picture to all those I send the God Sonnets to. One such one responded, “it’s okay….I can handle it.” I responded, “We have to handle it because they have to endure it.”

(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I ‘careCope’ to hope [BOTH] in scratching all attachments down here, just Jesus Up There, this daily leavened [Jesus UpBrings!] bread.”)

Whatever you attach down here, scratch peace.

Whomever you attach down here, scratch free.

Scratch these attachments so God can Increase.

Scratch these attachments so you can “careFree.”

Whatever I attach down here, scratch trust.

Whomever I attach down here, scratch hope.

Scratch these attachments so God can Upthrust.

Scratch these attachments so I can “careCope.”

“Scratch attachments down here, just Up There ME,”

says Jesus. “Down there, attach to nothing.

Up Here, I AM attached to you ‘down HE.’

Down there, I AM attached to you ‘UpBring.'”

Down here without God, there’s no escape hatch.

Jesus Up There, us down here, scratch attach.

(picture by photographer, Who’s Denilo?, available for free without copyright laws at https://unsplash.com/photos/AkLEmBBF87o)

“‘WE DO’ BECAUSE OF YOU”

cows at farm
Father God, thank You that “we do” because of You, because of Your Son and our Savior and Deliverer, Jesus Christ. Who else wills, knows, does and cares as You do? Because “You do” when, what, why, and where, “we do” Your Still, we “goes” where You go, and “we do” our repairs (BOTH). “We do” because we belong to Jesus who craves us from our Lifeline to our grave. This is how it was and how it will always be (BOTH) from our Lifeline to our grave. We’re not saying “we do” because we’re through; we only say to Him, “‘We do’ because of You.” And speaking of “we’re through” and on a more personal note, I’m not hardly through speaking up for God’s nonhuman animals as in the picture. As long as factory farm nonhuman animals and all nonhuman animals have only a number and not a name, I’m not hardly through speaking up for them until they get a name and no longer have a number. Why? “Adam gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field” (Genesis 2:20). If God instructed Adam to name and not number the animals, then God’s nonhuman animals are to be given names and not numbers. To “do” differently than this is “we do” not God’s Will but rather our own will. Don’t know about you, but “I do” what God Will and not my own will. I pray all of this in the Wonderful and Precious and Mine Name of Jesus Christ, the Name above every other name, including Mine own name. This prayer is answered by my faith and my belief. Please help me, Father God, where my faith and my belief are lacking. AMine.”

(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope [BOTH] in ‘I do’ because of You, Jesus Christ, this daily leavened bread.”)

“You do” because you have a God who will.

“You do” because you have a God who knows.

When “you do” what God wills, “you do” Him Still.

Why “you do” where God knows, “you do,” He goes.

“I do” because I have a God who does.

“I do” because I have a God who cares.

When “I do” what God does, “I do” as was.

Why “I do” where God cares, “I do” repairs.

“‘I do’ what I do because you are Mine,”

says Jesus. “‘I do’ because you, I crave.

When ‘I do’ what you’re Mine, ‘I do’ Lifeline.

Why ‘I do’ where I crave, ‘I do’ to grave.”

We’re not saying “we do” because we’re through.

We say to Him, “‘We do’ because of You.”

(picture by photographer, Annie Spratt, available free without copyright laws at https://unsplash.com/photos/JMjNnQ2xFoY)

UNSEEN SUBSTANCE

white and brown rams standing on stone
Father God, thank You that we can see the Unseen Substance that is Your Son and our Savior and Deliverer, Jesus Christ. When we hope for and trust (BOTH) what our limited eyes can see, i.e., seen substance, we are not receiving our encore. It is only when we see Christ, Unseen Substance, “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them” (Mark 11:23). We have the Whole and Full (BOTH) of Jesus Christ when, “faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). My apologies, reader. I’m gonna have to end this prayer short, because I have been ‘collapsed’ this daily leavened bread from sheer exhaustion from so much work and so many projects (BOTH) this past week. Even writing this God Sonnet was me ‘collapsed.’ Thank You, Father God, that you got me this far so far (BOTH) this daily leavened bread. I pray all of this in the Wonderful and Precious and Unseen Substance Name of Jesus Christ, the Name above every other name, including my own name. This prayer is answered by my faith and my belief. Please help me, Father God, where my faith and my belief are lacking. Amen.

(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope [BOTH] in Christ, Unseen Substance, this daily leavened [Jesus is Handful!] bread.”)

You’ve seen too much of the substance you see.

It’s the unseen substance you need hope for.

You can’t see your God so staggeringly

strengthening your substance for your encore.

I’ve seen too much of the substance I see.

It’s the unseen substance that is my trust.

I can’t see my God so building up me

to hear a mountain say, “Now, I’m just dust!”

“It’s the Unseen Substance that is My Whole,”

says Jesus. “Your Faith is My Unseen Full.

Lean not on the seen substance for your soul.

Lean on the Unseen Substance for Handful.”

We must face what we see as reluctance.

Now face-to-face with Christ, Unseen Substance.

(picture by photographer, Hazel Clifton, available free without copyright laws at: https://unsplash.com/photos/P7-sf_SM3Mw)

quite quiet

two white and gray birds on water
Father God, thank You that no one knows quite quiet as Your Son and our Savior and Deliver, Jesus Christ. When we are quite quiet with Him, we make no fuss and we are tame (BOTH). When we are quite quiet in Him, we are on His only Love diet, loving Him so we can love others. Thank You for giving us Psalm 139, what many call your Love Letter to us. It guarantees us quite quiet with and in (BOTH) Jesus in Psalm 139:2-3, when Psalmist David writes, “You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways.” No one can know us quite quiet as You, Father God. No one can know us quite quiet as Jesus Christ. With His Name, His Love. In His Name, His Might. On a more personal note, I’m enjoying watching by BOTH bird friends in the picture settling quite nicely on a lake iced. I especially love that there are 2 birds in the picture but with their shadow on the lake iced, I see 4 birds, and “4” is my spiritual number. If ever we be quite and if ever we be quiet, let us be quite quiet to extend love, compassion and mercy to BOTH Your humans and nonhuman animals, Father God. I pray all of this in the Wonderful and Precious and Guaranteed Name of Jesus Christ, the Name above every other name, including my own name. This prayer is answered by my faith and my belief. Please help me, Father God, where my faith and my belief are lacking. Amen.”

(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope in being quite quiet above with and in [BOTH] His Name, making no fuss and being one tame, this daily leavened bread.”)

No one knows you quite as quiet Jesus.

No one knows you quiet as quite His Name.

When He is quite, you’re quiet with no fuss.

When He is quiet, you’re quite one who’s tame.

No one knows me quite as quiet as Christ.

No one knows me quiet as quite His Love.

When He is quite, I’m quiet as lakes iced.

When He is quiet, I’m quite one above.

“No one knows you quite as quiet as ME,”

says Jesus. “They can’t know you quite quiet.

Psalm 139 is My Guarantee

that I know you quite quiet in My Might.”

We’ve been put on an only Love diet.

Love Jesus as One knows us quite quiet.

(picture by photographer, Soheil Arbabi, available free without copyright laws at: https://unsplash.com/photos/LijErIZk5Fc)

HIS LOVE CAN’T COME DOWN

Orlando Sentinel Today, our nation saw evil newspaper
Father God, thank You that His Love can’t come down. His Love, the Love of Your Son and our Savior and Deliverer, Jesus Christ, can’t come down when we’re in His Heavens. Thank You that His Love be a verb and not be a noun. We’ll spend temporary times down here being so low and in our heads (BOTH) but, in “permanent plays” down here, we’ll play the role of weak. Why? “But He said to me, ‘My Grace is sufficient for you, for My Power is made Perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s Power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s Sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong’ (2 Corinthians 12:9-11). On a more personal note, how ironic and unique (BOTH) that these Corinthians verses are 9-11, as I wrote this God Sonnet specifically with 9/11 on my heart. Can you believe it’s been 20 years since September 11, 2001? Seems like yesterday, right? When the Twin Towers came down, His Love showed Up. His Love showed Up to rescue those in the aftermath. I remember reading how people with companion animals were unable to go back to their residence to get their pets after 9/11. Speaking of “on my heart,” it entirely broke my heart to read this. I cannot even imagine not getting to my companion animals who are in distress. I’m not sure I would have not gotten to them somehow. You know my heart intimately, Father God, and You know I would move earth and rubble (tough but weak) to get to my fur kids in distress. Let us remember 9/11 and let us remember His Love that got us through that and His Love that will continue to get us through all things (BOTH). Why? His Love can’t come down. I pray all of this in the Wonderful and Precious and Unique Name of Jesus Christ, the Unique Name above every other name. This prayer is answered by my faith and my belief. Please help me, Father God, where my faith and my belief are lacking. Amen.”

(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope [BOTH] in remembering 9/11 and that His Love can’t come down this daily leavened bread [not man’s stale bread].”)

All things can come down if you’re too down here.

How can all things come down if you’re so low?

Under the ground you crawl, there’s none who cheer

you on, none but High God who cheers your grow.

All things can come down if I’m in my head.

If in God’s Heart, no thing can come down wail.

Above the Heavens, God, my Daily Bread.

Below the Heavens, man, my bread is stale.

“I can’t come down. My Love is High enough,”

says Jesus. “My Love on High is Unique.

I know down here, you play the role of tough.

In My Heavens, you play the role of weak.”

Let Love this daily bread not be a noun.

Love be a verb, and His Love can’t come down.

(picture by photographer, Aidan Bartos, available for free without copyright laws at: https://unsplash.com/photos/A32DH4B0FBY)

BEFORE WE EVEN KNEW

tabby cat touching person's palm
Father God, thank You that you knew and loved us (BOTH) before we even knew. How do we “knew” this? “In this is Love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. BeLoved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another” (1 John 4:10-11). You sent us Your Son and our Savior and Deliver, Jesus Christ, and You are still sending us Jesus. It’s not a case of déjà vu. It’s Christ’s Case that He loved us before we even knew and still loves us before we even knew (BOTH). It was True and still True (BOTH). We are New and Versed (BOTH). We are grew. On a more personal note, I felt “forced” to put “4st” in this sonnet, because I am an Enneagram 4. I’m so grateful that You, Father God, love me as same. Enneagram 4’s like myself can be so troubled, so hard-to-handle, so creative, so unique, so on shaky ground, so difficult to maneuver, so “in and out” with so many intense emotions. That You would still love an Enneagram 4 like myself is all the proof I need that I am loved and I’m still loved (BOTH) by You as a 4. And on an even more personal note, I used that picture today because my cat, Conrad, or as I affectionately call him, “Connie,” “Con,” but mostly “little man,” is at the vet getting his comprehensive checkup. That I love and still love (BOTH) my “little man” is True. That I’m going to pick up my “little man” from the vet today is also True. That my “little man” will not talk to me all day today because I took him to the vet is most definitely True. 😾 I pray all of this in the Wonderful and Precious and True Name of Jesus Christ, the Name above every other name, including my own name. This prayer is answered by my faith and my belief. Please help me, Father God, where my faith and my belief are lacking. Amen.”

(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope that I was loved and still loved [BOTH] by Jesus, before I even knew, this daily leavened bread.”)

Before you even knew, God knew who you.

Before you even loved, God loved you first.

That you know Him now that He knew you New.

That you love Him now that He loves you Versed.

Before I even knew, God knew me true.

Before I even loved, God loved me “1st.”

That I know Him now that He knows me Grew.

That I love Him now that He loves me “4st.”

“Before you even knew ME, I knew you,”

says Jesus. “I loved you and I still do.

That My Father sent ME to you was True.

That My Father sends ME to you still True.”

Don’t fret! It’s not a case of déjà vu.

It’s that He loved before we even knew.

(picture by photographer, Jonas Vincent, available for free without copyright laws at: https://unsplash.com/photos/xulIYVIbYIc)

WE RAISE OUR PRAISE

short-coated brown dog
Father God, thank You that we raise our praise for Your Son and our Savior and Deliverer, Jesus Christ. We are prelim because He is our Premier. We are His Hymn because He is our Rebirth. When we raise our praise for anyone here and earth (BOTH), there is no Jubilee or Trail to blaze (BOTH) for Jesus. In the depths of our despair, Jesus is our UpRaise. In the Heights of His Love, there is no better reason than that to raise our praise. Why? “BeLoved, let us Love one another, for Love is from God, and whoever Loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not Love does not know God, because GOD IS LOVE. In this the Love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent His Only Son into the world, so that we might live through Him. In this is Love, not that we have loved God but that He Loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. BeLoved, if God so Loved us, we also ought to Love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we Love one another, God abides in us and His Love is Perfected in us (1 John 4:7-12). Now, I ask you, are you needing any more reason than that to raise our praise for Him? On a more personal note, did you know that dogs like the one in the picture and all of God’s nonhuman animals can raise their praise for Him? They can, but I didn’t come up with that one on my own. “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord” (Psalm 150:6). This is not of my own originality. This is the Originality of Father God who is LOVE for BOTH humans and nonhuman animals who raise their praise for Him. Everything and everyone (BOTH) that has breath, let us raise our praise for Him. I pray all of this in the Wonderful and Precious Name of Jesus Christ, the Name above every other name, and this prayer is answered by my faith and my belief. Please help me, Father God, where my faith and my belief are lacking. Amen.

(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope [BOTH] as I raise my praise for Him this daily leavened bread.”)

You raise your praise for the Raising of Him.

You don’t raise your praise for anyone here.

Raise your praise of Him with you as prelim.

Don’t raise your praise of one who’s not Premier.

I raise my praise for the Raising of Him.

I don’t raise my praise for anyone earth.

Raise my praise of Him with me as His Hymn.

Don’t raise my praise of one who’s not Rebirth.

“Raise your praise for One Who is Only ME,”

says Jesus. “I AM that One you must praise.

When you raise your praise for One Jubilee,

you raise your praise for ME, a Trail you blaze.”

In the depths of our despair, He’s UpRaise.

In the Heights of His Love, we raise our praise.

(picture by photographer, Camylla Battani, available for free without copyright laws at: https://unsplash.com/photos/AoqgGAqrLpU)