This beautiful, captivating ache. Is it wrong? Perhaps, in this world, the Minor and the Major have been severed and estranged. Perhaps, one day, they will no longer be two but shall become one flesh. Longing and satisfaction, eternally wed, the fire of their love burning brighter every moment. The longing made deeper, the satisfaction... Continue Reading →
O peaceful path of wisdom, why do I find you so distrustful? Why is it that though convinced of your goodness, I am reluctant to follow you. I rather choose to trust my natural instincts toward the destructive path of folly. I know that way leads to utter ruin in the midst of the assembled... Continue Reading →
The Kingdom of God, that great and glorious reality of God himself ruling and reigning in heaven and on earth and in every human heart, where truth, righteousness, peace, blessing, flourishing, and every good and pleasing thing exist in steadfast perpetuity; beginning from eternal ages past; brought to human participation at Eden, abundantly graciously allowing... Continue Reading →
O King Eternal upon your throne,___ extend your scepter that I may hold___ your favor tightly and be boldin your presence and not bemoanmy plight as if I were alone. Hear my night cries, defiant lies___ I tell myself when I’m undone.___ Meet them with your truth, cast the stonethe Christ, the King to circumcisemy... Continue Reading →
(This is a quite personal reflection from some years ago. I am thankful Romans 8 comes after Romans 7) I have heard this feeling called “emptiness” – that which is experienced after a willful moral failure. This, however, is inaccurate. I do not feel empty. For I do not feel. What is experienced is nothing... Continue Reading →
Consider all of your innermost desires. Put them forward, enumerate them. Now give them shape, mold them into persons, assign them wills and personality. Let them breathe and move, determine and act. Fit them with armor, equip them with weapons of war, bestow them with honor as soldiers, let them be brave and resolved in... Continue Reading →
O Unhindered Worm, who observe your own crawling and posit yourself free, Look to the eagle in the sky, And consider your confinement. O Limitless Droplet, who observe your own dimensions and posit yourself vast, Look to the oceans of the world, And consider your finitude. O Thunderous Ant, who observe your own burdens and... Continue Reading →
Dear thoughts, Go to sleep once again. I know you’re restless and burning for answers but I am not wise enough to give you reply. Slumber for yet another day. I know you’re weary of your cage of ignorance but I have no strength to wrestle and tame. Lay your head down and rest. I... Continue Reading →
What’s remarkable is when the mind sets itself upon a concept that cannot be conceived; one that cannot be explored further than expression. One cannot ask the question, “What was before time and space?” because “before” can only be in time and space. It requires a change from one state to another, the measurement of... Continue Reading →
When the violent floodgates open wide their tears of fury, raging waves of rage concealed in apathetic vessel, who is the fittest captain of my soul? When plunged by billows into depths unknown, or depths known all too well, cavernous wells of despondent repose, who is the fittest captain of my soul? When ebb and... Continue Reading →
In thy sin and in thy doubt, Let thy soul to Christ cry out. I cry and I plead, For thou my voice to heed. In wavering faith and stormy seas, I need more than Lebanon trees. My soul and spirit ache for thee, O God enthroned in sovereignty.
For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality.1 Thessalonians 4:3 (ESV) Sexual immorality is not a new problem. It is practically as old as human existence itself. The first instance we see of it in the Bible is in Gen 4:19 when Lamech (from the line of Cain)... Continue Reading →
I cannot make the wind blow, The trees grow, Or the fire glow. I cannot make the the squirrel jump, The rabbit thump, Or the sloth slump. Everything happens around me, I’m simply a part of the story, To the Creator giving glory.
Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without... Continue Reading →
When reason departs, And bitterness ossifies the mind, What can be done? Can conversation and rational points of deliberation animate the stone? . When passion blinds thought, And the soul is given over lock and key to its natural proclivities, What can be done? Can any amount of philosophy bring light to the eye?... Continue Reading →
In the pasture and in the field, With a voice lovely and fair, The Shepherd calls my heart to yield, To his love and tender care. Seeing me in danger and lack, From my own evil and strife, He waits not but resolves to act, Yielding himself, life for life.
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