Friday, October 24, 2014

The Light


It's not the moon and not the sun
Nor all the planets that God spun.
It's not the stars that shine at night
That are this whole world's one true Light.

It's Jesus, light of all the world.
Through Him the skies were all unfurled.
His enemies know only night.
Christ Jesus is himself the Light.

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world.
Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

(John 8:12 ESV)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

False Christian Leaders


They look so holy and alive—
    Proclaiming their worth,
    Their godly rebirth,
But there is death deep in their lives.

Their praise may rise with fervent cries.
    They’re looking so clean!
    Their branches, so green…
But all their holiness is lies.

They charm and flatter. How they smile!
    They know how to sound
    All deep and profound,
But down beneath is dirt and guile.

Beware of their ungodly ways.
    They’re headed to doom,
    To darkness and gloom,
Forever night and never day. 

These are hidden reefs at your love feasts, as they feast with you without fear, shepherds feeding themselves; waterless clouds, swept along by winds; fruitless trees in late autumn, twice dead, uprooted; wild waves of the sea, casting up the foam of their own shame; wandering stars, for whom the gloom of utter darkness has been reserved forever. (Jude 1:12-13 ESV)

Sunday, October 12, 2014

While I'm Breathing


While I'm breathing,
I'm still sinning,
But not sinning as before.

I am waiting
For Christ's coming
When my sin will be no more.


This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.  (1 John 1:5-10 ESV)

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Evening

Daylight turns from gold to blue:
Night is coming fast.
Yet again, the Lord's proved true--
Faithful first to last.

Our work's ending--good or bad,
Hours spent or lost.
Did we use the time we had?
Gold redeemed or tossed? 

Daylight turns from gold to blue.
Night is coming fast.
Rest in Jesus. Wake anew
When the dark is past. 

We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day;
night is coming, when no one can work.