The exertions of man vs. the capacity of God have taken my contemplations prisoner.
As another political season’s promises attempt to convince the restless to believe in the exertions of the elite, many begin this January morning in quiet prayer. As Wall Street continues to morph into a national casino hidden successfully behind its brownstone façade of legitimacy, whispered concerns are heard as a single mom stares into the mirror in hope the omniscience of God shadows her many steps today. As pundits bombard our airways with words like “redistribution of wealth” to medicate the economic symptoms of greed instead of addressing it’s cause, a father hugs his family asking for faithful help in a tearful petition before leaving the kitchen as foreclosure ushers them out the door. As little Nennolina’s seven year old body is slowly dying from bone cancer despite her mystical belief in Jesus…
Many may ask where God is in all this? Some even feel confident enough to mock faith, especially Christianity, to the applause of television audiences proving the light is slowly dimming across this great land of ours.
It has been said, “God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage.” Many lose hope along the way claiming this mountain of God is simply unrealistic and too hard to climb. Truly, if God is faithful then why can’t we? As the world around us panics to reach to gain a little more at the expense of another, still yourself in gratitude knowing even the most extravagant exertions of our best and brightest are not measurable against the capacity of Christ’s redemptive work. Nothing.
Fear not, be still, and know He is God.
Harnessing The Power
Harnessing the power of the sun,
Is the sweat of man’s exertions.
Selfish dreams hoarding gold they spun.
While need screams in desperation,
Luxury squanders its inhibitions.
Yet beyond the brilliance of the sun’s rays,
Exists an eternal power,
Far greater than what lights our day –
And held by hearts that cleared a way.
God shines in adoptive Spirit,
Through His Son no gold could repay,
Embracing souls deemed most unfit.
Where pride has torn – His mercy knits.
Childlike hearts, like cups, spill Love’s new wine,
Leaving adoptive trails to Calvary’s bloodline.
©2012 by Chris Clody 1/12/2012
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Do you contemplate the capacity of God?
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