John 16:33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world."

Gloria Deo

What Do We Say?

Your name, your wonder are far above anything we can measure or imagine,
surpassing all comprehension,

bigger than exponential,
bigger than anything on our agendas, our dashboards,
anything in our vapor-like intervals here on earth.

Exalted, hallowed, almighty are some of the best words we have to describe you but they fall way short.

Yet we ignore you.
Sometimes politely, sometimes obliviously,
we leave you out….. until it’s convenient

We dial-up various idols for the throne rooms in our hearts,
throne rooms belonging exclusively to You, reserved for You

Idols that include our vain, self-appointed intervention into our personal decision-making
and the extermination of our troubles….“For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened” ( Romans 1:21).

Yet, your cross spoke mercy over us
Your light is life-giving, resurrecting, purifying, reconciling

Grant that we may be still and
know that you are God,
know that you reward those who diligently seek you.
that we may appreciate your great, abiding love for us
and that, as we call you abba, in effect, daddy…that, at our request, your Holy Spirit will wrap His arms around us and hold us
…….. just hold us

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