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God’s love is like an island

in life’s ocean, vast and wide,

A peaceful, quiet shelter from the restless, rising tide.

God’s love is like a fortress,

and we seek protection there

When the waves of tribulation

seem to drown us in despair.

God’s love is like a sanctuary

where our souls can find sweet rest

From the struggle and the tension

of life’s fast and futile quest.

God’s love is like a tower rising far above the crowd,

And God’s smile is like the sunshine

breaking through the threatening cloud.

God’s love is like a beacon

burning bright with faith and prayer,

And through all the changing scenes of life

we can find a haven there.

Food for Thought, Poetry

About the author

Sybil was born in Timmins Ontario Canada. From there she moved to Red Lake, a little mining town in northern Ontario. When she was eleven years old, her family moved hundreds of miles south to the town of Bracebridge. It was here where she met her best friend Ann who introduced her to Jesus in a way that she had never known. A love for God and His word developed and she soon became a follower of Jesus. Sybil married when she was seventeen, and her husband was twenty-five. Over the years they were blessed with four children, three boys - Tim, Robert and Garth, and one girl - Karen. God took her faithful husband home to Heaven in December of 2010. And after much heartache and pain, but knowing what was best, God took her daughter Karen home to be with Him in February 2015. In spite of heart rending moments, God has blessed Syb in ways that often left her with her mouth hanging open in amazement! Years ago He began using her writings to reach out to those hurting, those needing an encouraging word, or to those needing to be strengthened with His love. Launching this website was another unimaginable blessing that God bestowed upon Sybil. As she began this new chapter in her life, she prayed Jesus would continue to put His words into her writings that would encourage you to seek Him for yourself. Through her writings and other writers articles included in this site, her prayer is that God will speak to you through these 'Gems' of Encouragement. May you be enlightened; inspired; taught Biblical truths; radiate with His joy; and that you will want to love others in the same way that Jesus loves you.
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