Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Take Us

From Blog09

Take our thoughts
    and train them in paths of truth and grace.
Take our wills
    and shape them into total, quick submission to you.
Take our emotions
    and let us feel for you.
Take us, Lord,
    for your glory.

Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely. And may your spirit, soul, and body be kept sound and blameless for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.
--1 Thessalonians 5:23-24, HCSB

NOTE: In the original Greek, the words "you" and "your" in these verses are plural. That's clear in the Spanish translations, but not in the English ones.

©2009 James L. Swindle

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