Friday, 23 September 2016

The Sovereign's Scribe

Am I the Sovereign's scribe 
Who imparts what I have heard
God's majestic voice
Despite my weak un-lofty words

Like an eloquent echo
God has charged all to proclaim
To reflect His radiance,
Tell of His glory and His grace

As revealed through creation and salvation,
Through the pillar of fire and cloud
At times God conveys ethereally   
Sometimes He roars like a lion, aloud 

Hear Emmanuel affirm, "Come follow behind"
Accept His magnificent invitation 
Then join in His fellowship of joy
Through communion and conversation 
---
September 22, 2016

Saturday, 17 September 2016

In the Sculptor's Hands

You have shown me mercy
That You might hear me say
Own me, hone me
Until I, for You, shine 
O Sculptor of my soul
Take hold of me, define
In Your solid grip, transform me
To Your likeness, conform me
That I reflect Your brightness
Like the moon reflects the sun
Melt away the dross
As I look upon the cross, 
Upon Your Son
Purify me with Your piercing look
As I gaze intently in Your book
May I see Your vision, my mission
To not sit upon the shelf 
And be full of myself 
But to offer up my jar of clay
For Your purposes, not mine
Fill me, use me, O Sculptor divine 
---
September 17, 2016

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Eternal Life

Life is like
A shimmering reflection
Of moon lit by the sun
We cannot fathom the waters' depths
Understand perfection,
Solid truth;
We are undone
Fractured, we see a fraction
As though through murky glass
One day we will behold
Crystal clear Living Water
When into Paradise we pass
When eternity explodes with expressions
Of unhindered praise
For our Eternal God,
The Ancient of Days
And then I'll know as I am known
No longer blind, but see
LIFE forever with my God
And He with me
---
September 13, 2016

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Christ Crossed the Line

Christ crossed the line
Came from heaven to earth
To show us all 
What our lives are worth
He crossed the line 
Of gender and race
To offer thirsty souls
Mercy and grace
He crossed barriers of
Religion, society and mores
He crossed into personal lives
To renew and restore
For those caught in sin
He drew a line in the sand
Showed us we can be free
And with Him stand
If we come to the cross
Leave our shame 
And our sins in the dust
The Lover of our soul
Proves that He's worthy 
Of all of our trust
---
September 11, 2016
Inspired by John 4:6-42
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytcwDS6EpME

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Days of Awe

The shofar's blasting,
"From bondage, be free"
Creation's groaning
In humility
This is a time
For deep reflection
Yahweh's King
Renewing His Creation
"We were whole and
We were broken
But,
We'll be whole again"
Mercy shines like
Golden forests
Transforming their trees
The winds of change are
Rustling through them,
Rustling through their leaves
"Rosh Hashanah,
Rosh Hashanah"
Awesome are these days,
"Rosh Hashanah,
Rosh Hashanah"
These are days of awe
---
September 2007

Monday, 5 September 2016

Let the Redeemed of the Lord Give Thanks

Let the redeemed of the Lord give thanks
For every good and perfect gift comes from His hands
Enter His gates with an offering of praise
Rejoice in Him and bless His name

For He has broken our chains and set us free
From sin and death; we share Christ’s victory
Come before Him with a jubilant, joyful song
Give thanks to God among the festive throng

Tell of His works and His wonders bestowed
Let praise to our gracious God overflow
For the thirsty soul He satisfies
Let us exalt Him and magnify

For He is a great God, the King of all Kings
Creator, Sustainer, all praise to Him bring
He is faithful to us and forever He’s true
With goodness and mercy He daily pursues

Serve Him with gladness, shout to Him with psalms
Remember how He, the raging storm has calmed
Boast in the Lord, who delivers and provides
Give thanks to the Lord, lift His name upon high
---
October 4, 2014 
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Sunday, 4 September 2016

We Bring Our Praise to You

Creator God,
We bring our praise to You
The only wise God,
We bring our praise to You

For from You and through You
And for You are all things
Messiah, God of peace,
To You our praise we bring

You are God over all
You are the only one
Glory to Your name forever
Through Jesus Christ, Your Son

Amen.
---
September 4, 2016
(Inspired by Paul's prayers in Romans)