Sunday, 28 August 2016

Daughters of Ishmael

Daughters of Ishmael,
God sees you
In your submission,
Bound
He commiserates
With you
As conflict
And hostility surround
May our gracious
And merciful LORD,
Who met with Hagar
By a refreshing spring,
Quench
Your deepest thirst now,
No matter
Where you've been,
Or where you thought
You were going
---
August 28, 2016
Inspired by Genesis 16

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

In Him is Life and Light

In the beginning was the Word
God said, "Let there be light"
He called each star by name
To their places in the night

Through Him all things were made
The heavens and the earth
In Him is Life and Light
All He made was of good worth

In God's image He created us
To be good stewards of His garden
As rebellion slithered in
Our hearts began to harden

God graciously attended to 
His now fallen creation
With blood and sacrifice 
He worked, for our restoration

He spoke to us through priests
And prophets and the law
Then the glory of the Father, 
We bore witness to and saw

When the Word became flesh 
And dwelt among us
In His gracious and true Son, 
Christ Jesus

Behold, the Lamb of God
Proclaims, "Come and see"
He calls us each by name
Into a new identity

To shine and reflect 
The light of our King
And with the morning stars
Rejoice in Him, and sing
---
August 24, 2016