To Turn the Pages

Five Minute Friday

To turn its pages, to read its words, to know they contain pure truth that can change me, draw me close to the One who exists outside of limitations, of time, or gravity, of space, and failures, who exists outside of all this I am limited by and gives meaning to my being. He goes beyond it all and I am His. And this, my connection to the thoughts of His heart, His words to reach my soul, and yet I do what I do? I see the indifference in my heart that is spoken foul in His Word, and do anything to avoid admitting fault. I make compromise between my ideas and the authority of the Word He so carefully gifted. And in doing so, I’ve thrown His precious gift on the floor to stomp it under foot because I’ve not just made compromise with the authority of these pages, I’ve said no to their power, no to the power of the Word, the One who’s cross I stand at the foot of, where my being lives in the flow of grace.       

This is my Word: Pepper Choplin

Paraphrasing Isaiah 55:10-12

As the snow falls from heaven,
As it comes in swirling showers from the sky, So is my Word.
As the rains bring the water to the earth that is thirsty and dry,
So is my Word.
And the Word of my mouth, it shall not return empty:
It will bless the earth wherever it is heard.
This is my Word.
As the rain brings renewal
And the tender buds begin to come alive,
So is my Word.
Giving seed to the sower,
And the bread to the hungry ‘til
they thrive, So is my Word.
And the Word of my mouth, it shall not
return empty;
It will bless the earth wherever it is heard.
This is my Word.
O Lord, when I am weary,
When I fell the days I’m living are in vain,
My God, help me be faithful to the Word You have given to proclaim.
Proclaim the Word, and you will go out in joy,
And be led forth in peace,
And the hills will break before you into song.
So be faithful, brave and true,
For I will go before you,
And when your earthly journey here is done.
I’ll say well done, well done!
As the snow falls from heaven,
And the rain comes in showers from the sky,
This is my Word.

 

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