Sunday, May 28, 2017

Ordinary


Ordinary jars
Made of ordinary clay
Bear the Lord's own message
On this ordinary day.

Ordinary people
Hear the mighty, holy word,
And the Lord transforms them
On this ordinary day.

But we have this treasure in jars of clay,
to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.

(2 Corinthians 4:7 ESV)

Photo credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/oatsy40/8597880684/

Monday, May 22, 2017

Do You Love Your Demon?

Do you love your demon?
The one who’s always there,
The one who lives inside you,
With you everywhere?

Do you love your demon? 
That fiend does Satan’s will.
He’d harm and then destroy you.
His ways maim and kill.

Will you then forsake him
And trust in Christ alone
He’ll free you from your demon,
Fit you for a throne.

Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper,
but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy. (Proverbs 28:13 ESV)

...Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
(James 4:7 ESV)


“When the unclean spirit has gone out of a person, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and finding none it says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when it comes, it finds the house swept and put in order. Then it goes and brings seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they enter and dwell there. And the last state of that person is worse than the first.”
(Luke 11:24-26)

Friday, May 05, 2017

Who Is He?


Jesus, man of power--
Winds and waves and demons
All were subject to him.
Even death submitted.

Who, then, is this Jesus?
Man, but more than just man.
In this simple rabbi,
God himself is with us.

(See Mark 4 and 5.)