Saturday, June 24, 2017

The Empty Room

Every day's an empty room
Just waiting to be filled.
Will you fill today with trash?
Or all your Lord has willed?

You will fill this room just once,
And once it's filled,  it's gone.
Fill it wisely.  Fill it well.
Then rest…rest well…till dawn.

See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. (Ephesians 5:15-16 NKJV)

Friday, June 23, 2017

At the End of Your Rope

When you're dangling--no more rope--
And the LORD seems far away,
And it seems there's no more hope,
Brother, cry to God and pray.

Focus on the things he's done:
How when you were dead and lost
He gave life through his own Son--
Through his tortured death, the cost.

Will your Father now forget
What Christ Jesus came to do?
No, your God will save you yet .
In the end,, he'll see you through.

Hang on, brother, for a while.
Give him all your darkest fears.
Hang on, and you'll see his smile
And he'll wipe away your tears.

I cry aloud to God, aloud to God, and he will hear me. In the day of my trouble I seek the Lord; in the night my hand is stretched out without wearying; my soul refuses to be comforted. (Psalm 77:1-2 ESV)

Sunday, June 11, 2017

A Thousand Jewels

I nearly missed the work of art
Down near my feet:
A thousand jewels neatly strung
And sparkling in the early morning light.

I was surprised at the lavish beauty,
But should not have been...
This beauty's somehow familiar.
You see, I know the Artist.

The LORD by wisdom founded the earth;
    by understanding he established the heavens;
by his knowledge the deeps broke open,
    and the clouds drop down the dew.
(Proverbs 3:19-20 ESV)

Thursday, June 08, 2017

The Crime

I went to the scene of the crime
And found that the killer was us,
And found that the victim was us...

As guilty as guilty can be,
As dead as a dead man can be.

I stood there like stone for a time
And thought, is there hope yet for us?
Is goodness all banished for us?

God's light found out even that place.
It glowed with great mercy and grace.
Blood-purchased, we're rescued by Christ,

We're innocent, clean as fresh snow
And living forever, you know.

...the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. (Romans 3:22-25)

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23)