Posted in CocoAbba

Gratitude ☺️

Some people on this side of the world are thankful for so many things. For life, love, smiles that feel our faces. For peace and quiet, this joy our hearts embraces.

For lessons learned, for happiness and blessings earned. For friends and families, and for all those who made it to the end.

And also, for struggles, pain, stress, and all of the things that makes us better. For the sun, and the tireless rainfalls. For life, for health, for you, for me.

It’s a day not only to say thank you, but to stay thankful. For all the things our words won’t be enough to convey, and the things we would later remember to say. Our hearts would be forever grateful to Abba, for being our friend, our lover, our partner, our peace. For being a part of our community, and the force that brings us all together.

Happy new month in advance 💚💚

© Fabian

P.S. What are you grateful for?

Posted in CocoAbba

Peace and irresponsibility.

I have a friend who’s constantly criticized for being too careless. Wait a minute, careless is not the word, too irresponsible is. Everyone always complained about how he had this unserious approach to life. But even with their much talk, he remained indifferent.

Once I summoned courage to ask him, the reason for his behaviour. He looked at me for a while, and responded calmly, “Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” I’d read this scripture countless times, but I’d never made it a part of me. It was nothing more than a popular scripture, starched up somewhere in a book.

I’ve learnt through this friend, that the pathway to peace is total submission. This peace that transcends all human understanding, has the power to make one look irresponsible, but in truth, this person has come to a place of trust. Trust in God, and submission to His divine ordinances. When we try to fight Him, consciously and unconsciously, we give place to worry, doubt and fear.

I wish everyone was like my friend – calm, peaceful, full of life and health. “He who has ceased from work, has entered into His rest.”

Let us bear this in mind, as we round up the month, and as we look forward to another, seeking every opportunity to profess our love to Abba, by showing the world we trust Him.

We may look stupid, irresponsible, lazy and careless; but it obviously is the Christian way. Trusting God is the way of peace.

© Fabian

Posted in Poetry

Peace & Tea

Would you have tea with me?

While I tell you all the things

That bring fear in.

Maybe I’ll add some sugar.

I know you’ll love it.

Please, bring Peace along.

I miss her presence.

She’s always too childish,

So everyone thinks she irresponsible.

They love to work and walk,

Thinking many is useful.

But Peace’s different.

She prefers quality and rest,

Loathes quantity and sweat.

If you come with her,

There’ll be sit for all of us.

And we’ll chat till the sun’s full,

And laugh loud in the moon’s cool.