All I ever known…

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The River Calls

The love of God,
Is all I’ve ever known,
A River rushing through,
Cooling burning bones.

Life becomes this passing prayer,
This ebb and flow of souls,
Going nowhere yet everywhere,
Drowning hopes and goals.

Still, the current seeks,
What muddy waters make blind to find,
An answer, a sound, new energy,
Streaming thoughts through my mind.

Lord, Your call carries me,
Down to its slippery edge,
Where slick rocks and wet grass dare,
To leap from its daring ledge.

Today Your river calls me,
To join what cools my fire,
Engulf and drench me Lord,
Your salvation wets my desire.

When I crest light your dove upon me,
Whilst I drift through You,
Add me to the Tears of Heaven,
To baptize with the morning dew.

Today, is the day, I was made for You.

by Chris Clody
5/30/2017

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Moses Redux… Sunday’s Comin’

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A New Moses

A New Moses splits Jordan’s smooth surface,
Fulfillment through the first-borne has begun,
Illumined Dove descends like dewfall’s kiss,
Time for Messiah has finally come,
Agape’s gaze follows His Only Son.

A light the darkness cannot understand,
Yet for the heart there is nowhere to run,
Boats and nets abandoned for this God-man,
Anxiously seeking this Kingdom at hand.

Jerusalem welcomes this Man of Sorrows,
Shouts of praise amid palm-blanketed sands,
Still death’s dark clouds await His tomorrow.

Nevertheless, death is overwhelmed through love,
True Life, resurrection, rises with the Illumined Dove.

By Chris Clody
3/28/2017

Sin Is Life’s Anesthetic

Sin Is Life’s Anesthetic

Truly, sin is life’s anesthetic,
That’s meant to block the pain of Truth.
Woeful regrets numb the life we pick,
While trapped within our déjà vu,
Unaware our soul’s becoming sick,
We slip upon Deceit’s oil slick.

As the flame within us smolders down,
Near the end of our hidden wick,
The God we deny hovers around,
Holding a flame once lost – now found.

Accepting His flame blisters the flesh,
As baptism cools as it drowns,
The Truth must crucify so it can bless,
Hearts set apart for God to possess.

Transformed and fearless new hearts soon shout,
Souls leap from sin’s sickening mess.
Faith becomes trust – replacing all doubt,
God lives through the life we dare live out.

The acceptance of our suffering,
Tests our minds to what life’s all about,
It reflects God’s gift of love we’re holding,
… and the sin we are considering.

Life burns down to a solitary choice,
To cover our ears or listen to Truth’s voice.

©2012 by Chris Clody 3/2/2012

His Peace,

Chris

Why do we suffer?  Does sin block truth like an anesthetic blocks pain? How does suffering, the Truth and sin balance in your life?  Also does our acceptance of suffering reflect the trust in the gift of God’s love we possess? Let me know your thoughts!!!

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