The Gospel is a powerful flame from an eternal, consuming fire. Submitting to its heat and light is governed by the length of wick we allow it burn.
Free will is a battle of control and trust. Our vanity screams, “How much is enough?” while our soul screams “More!” We are challenge to set this world on fire in a dimming world. Although rebellion to God’s will dim the heart and soul, the light, is more often than not, simply unwelcomed. Although the light is criticized as some prudish moralizer its purpose of casting shadows are meant for something far greater. Looking at the long shadows behind us remind us we were made for something more – something magnificent. It is not out of fear that the light draws the moth. Yes, there is repentance and sorrow for our sins when embraced of the Holy Spirit, yet the release of our regret is our first breath of true freedom. Freedom from fear and the warmth of indestructible love provide a new haven in which no words could condemn a heart for Christ.
This Dimming World
Darkness engulfs this dimming world,
Rebellion roots deep into hearts,
Love that bravely hung from a cross,
Is forgotten like abstract art.
The Christ-God is a delusion,
A laughable myth swallowed whole,
Rational thought evades my faith,
Trapped within some clueless black hole.
Maybe I am not your bible,
Or the lid to your problem’s pot.
But the Hope I render freely,
Offers light to your proud, blind spot.
Listen to your abandoned soul,
That aches to hold the Father’s gaze.
Be still and awaken your heart,
Choking in your rebellious haze.
My prayers will always follow you,
Like a faithful dog at your side.
Whose hopeful tail and soulful eyes,
Patiently wait ‘til pride subsides.
Should beating hearts humbly repent,
Before God calls back a silent drum,
Give praise to the Christ in whom God sent,
And shine before the Perfect comes.
©2012 by Chris Clody 4/23/2012
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There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. (Romans 8:1)
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