Friday, October 17, 2014

In stubbornness – v7

In stubbornness, in pride
I leave, I run away
I go my own direction, defiant
denying the need for the cross
denying the need for God
thinking I am able, on my own,
independent in myself

In stubbornness, self-centeredness
as if in my own person, creation
I believe the lie of the self-made man
the Horatio Alger stories,
pulling myself up by my bootstraps,
not needing the Creator, the Savior
lost in the myth, our collective self-delusion

In stubbornness, in blindness
wandering in the same filth
the one, the Prodigal Son
the pigs eating fully
but I am lost, hungry, empty,
needing the cross, to survive,
needing God’s love

edited October 17, 2014
“In stubbornness – v7”

Edited November 2, 2013
“In stubbornness – v6”
(editing version 4 again)
Edited September 17, 2013
“In stubbornness – v5”
Edited July 31, 2013
“In stubbornness – v4”
February 2, 2012
“In stubbornness – v3”
February 2, 2012
“In stubbornness – v2”
February 2, 2012
“In stubbornness”
Luke 15:1-10
Luke 15:1-7
Parable of the Lost Sheep
Luke 15:8-10
Parable of the Lost Coin
(Luke 15:11-32
Parable of the Prodigal Son)
Upper Room Daily Devotional
for February 2, 2012
“A Great Find”,
by Clifford B. Rowley
read February 2, 2012

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