Posts Tagged ‘redemption’

1 Peter 1:23-25

Have I still a seed imperishable,
Somewhere planted deep inside?
Or has such seed germinated already
The perishable having died?

The good news was something I’ve heard
In more than one way as I’ve grown
Although I’ll confess, in the beginning
It wasn’t good soil to be sown

But for years now I’ve tried to nurture
The right conditions for growing
And I believe by the Spirits power
There’s even some fruit that is showing

I see His Love reflected
In my home, and the way we exist
But there’s still a holy examine
For something I may have missed

I do not want to live anxious
Wondering if I bear “enough” fruit
For the “good news” also reminds us
That our efforts to measure are moot.

It is not our achievements or fruit bearing
That will cause God’s heart to inflame
It’s the way that we set performance aside
And humbly call on His name

Knowing full well that He loves us
Throughout His Word He assures
It’s not the the things that we do in His name
But only His Word, that endures.

Luke 24:13-35

Lord Jesus, I pray that you’d join me
As you joined your friends on that road
That you’d help me to have your perspective
On all of the seeds that you sowed.

To have you tell all that Gods’ done
In my life, and my marriage, & fam
To have you tell all from your vantage
And try to soak up all that I can

Your wisdom and your patient mercy
Even when they hadn’t a clue
The person who walked alongside them
Wasn’t a stranger, it was you

How difficult must that have been
Or did you disguise self on purpose?
Did you make them wait to discover
Until things went below the surface?

While their hearts were burning within them
Was your heart burning as well?
As they mumbled and mourned for their Savior
Was it hard to hold back & not tell?

How often do I miss your presence
As you walk alongside me each day?
I will turn toward you breaking the bread
And attentively hear what you say…

1 Corinthians 15:19-28

Reflections on resurrection.
On closer inspection we find
God has signed the deed
For all we need
As we’ve been freed from the bondage of
Even death
Our final breath will not be our last
We’ve passed the point of no return
As Christ has given what we could never earn
(Started when we weren’t even concerned.)
With Adam, all things were changed
Creation rearranged
Our relationship with God – estranged

But here – quite clear
that when Christ came near
Unthroned all sources of fear
New Life went out
Spreading deeper than sin ever had
Because we were not “bad”
We were infected
But now the stone that was rejected
Has become our cornerstone
Taken His throne
Called us His own.
And from this view –

We see all things. New.

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