Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The look of disdain, the realization of hope

Truth has an incredible way
    of emerging
right out of the ground,
no matter how deeply it is buried
          in the miry bog of disdain.

And in little ways,
on the most ordinary of days,
   hearts are moved by kindness
   or even a simple song which transcends
                               like this,
an exhibit of unfailing grace
in the line of fire.

Do not let ridicule distract you
from your appointed joy
      to love God and love others
every which way you can,
worshipping God in all you do.
Let His grace in you
       be the element of surprise
       and the evidence of His Presence.

Be that choir in the lives of others,
bringing glory and singing grace.

And in whatever you do,
whatever instrument He has given you to play,
          there is yet an audience of One.
Live in such a way
    that makes no sense
    but for a relationship with God.
May doubts about God be doubted
        by what is made manifest,
not just by a stellar performance,
               but by lives of His redeeming.
This is who God is.
This is what He can do.
He can change you too
For behold, darkness shall cover the earth,
and thick darkness the peoples,
but the LORD will arise upon you,
and His glory will be seen upon you.

                                 Isaiah 60.2

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