Sunday, September 25, 2011

Faithful, yet unfaithful

Feeling torn, ever,
unable to choose my path
feeling that one is in conflict
with the other, the last
Not seeing how to do both
to walk in both ways
needing somehow to choose
to make my own way
Faithful, yet unfaithful
in failing to choose
to walk in one path
with nothing to lose
How can I preach
to share God’s word
if I am too timid
to go forth as he calls
to walk boldly on the water

September 25, 2011
A Stranger within the Gate

Known within these walls
a member of the flock
yet a stranger within the gate
the courts of the law

Awkward in my spirit
pacing in the hall
wondering why I don’t fit in
that I don’t belong at all

September 22, 2011
A Calling to Write

Not oblique,
something unclear
not with words grandiose
a calling to write clear and terse

Poetry, beauty
in the straightforward
message from God
the words I hear in my heart

Called to share freely from him
to the ends of the earth
Comfort, hope, one truth revealed,
the love of Christ complete.

By his grace alone
we are made whole
our eternal lives restored.

February 4, 2010
Habakkuk 2:2
Habakkuk 1
Habakkuk 2:1-3
and Day 138, “Write the Revelation”, in
“Daily Mediations: On Golden Texts of the Bible”,
by Henry Gariepy
read 2/4/10

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