Come and Follow Me

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Come and Follow Me

Let the dead bury their dead,
Under gifts and praises for each other,
Let delusions of grandeur,
Build gods and blessings to one another.

Love prays for your repentance,
Just to let Me meet you at your level,
Truth herds in new family,
Mercy washes saints and quenches rebels.

Those in need of My mercy,
Will carve humility into hearts of greed,
Vanquish darkness with my Light,
So each may see beauty in dying seeds.

‘Come back to Me’ is My song,
That background mantra you hear in your dreams
A song of hope just for you,
A light of faith to see what cannot be seen.

Will you come and follow me,
And let Me hold you once again?
A new Joy I’ll make in you,
Taste forgiveness in my ransom,
For I came just for you,
Come and follow Me,
Let My cross make you free,
Come and follow me.

by Chris Clody
11/12/2017

Rainbows to Daybreak…where Love waits.

The Light

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We are all touched by The Light,
Unknowingly.
Blind to our condemnation.
Our darkness carried nonchalantly;
The very Wrath of God.
Still Grace abounds,
Teasing our senses,
While flirting through rainbows.
The wind catches our breath,
Warning of the coming rain,
Revealing the underside of leaves,
Like the underside of us.
Epiphany dawns like daybreak,
Baptized in the morning rays,
Darkness flees in faith’s grasp,
Of newfound hope,
And eternal love.
No longer condemned,
In the lifting of a cross,
Another soul carries,
The Light.

By Chris Clody 6/27/15

All is well, All is well…

CANDLE_hopeFaith. A will to believe where there is doubt. Unreliable as data to the five senses and lacks evidence.  It is a blind belief in a darkened understanding that is dazzled by a light that ascends any known light.  Nevertheless, our yearning to be home drawn by this light irritates our logical understandings.  God, who completely understands Himself, leaves creation blind yet hungry for His intimate creative mysteries.  Remarkably it is faith that helps only the humble ‘see’ an understanding of His Presence.  However, knowledge of the Divine,  is simply a gift He alone spoon-feeds the humble hungry.  Stay hungry my friends.

All is Grace

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O Faith,
O veil,
O Infinite One,
To You,
I seek,
then I start to run,
For Night…
Has come.

Nevertheless,
I seek a light,
That ascends all light,
For now I know,
Everything is grace,
All a gift…
in my sight.

O Night,
Of Faith,
The blackest of depths,
Fearless,
I trod,
’cause You never left,
My soul,
Now blest.

All is grace,
All is well,
…All is well

by Chris Clody 4/11/15

True Love is True Light

Most mornings I am trained by my dogs to awake before sunrise. Anxiously pressing through the sliding glass door, racing to catch an imaginary squirrel in the dark, crisp, cool air, I turn on the coffee and wait for little taps signaling their hungry return.  Gobble. Let out. Let in. Another day begins sitting in my favorite chair balancing coffee ready to read. After appreciating the chewy, many-layered flavors forked from biblical chapters while gratefully warmed by a gulp of coffee, I await the first blush of dawn – until it breaks with its radiant miracle.

Light of Faith

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Light of our faith,
Lamp of our love,
Shine within the hollow…

Break of dawn,
Ray of myst’ry,
Drawn to you I follow…

All I have is Yours to hold,
Take my heart, my soul, my body and mind,
Press me to Your heart O Lord,
Brighten my path of faith that stumbles blind

Sweet, Savior King,
Merciful One,
Son of God we hallow…

In you alone we rise,
Lift us from this grasp of sin,
Where love remains and never dies.

by Chris Clody 3/28/15