Sunday, April 24, 2011

For the Sake of Just One

“And I, even I only, am left...”

I wonder if God has kept count of the number of times that has been said since a lonely prophet Elijah crawled to the mouth of his cave in answer to a Divine summons. 
I hope not.
My own heart has mirrored that cry many times... Most recently, just a few weeks ago. 
But this time it was different. I was moved by the pain of the prophet as usual, but then the grip lingered... Lingered long enough for me to find “Loneliness: part 2” in the book of Jeremiah.
“Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be any that executeth judgment, that seeketh the truth: and I will pardon it.”

For the sake of just one... 
One prayer 
One just judgment 
One seeker of truth...
God would move a city. 
God would save a city.
God doesn’t need an army. 
He just needs one lonely soul...
For one short moment in eternity.
That is why it is glory... 
Oh, and Elijah--
Actually... You’re not alone. It just seems that way.
He still has 7,000.

 *Figure this one out: this is what happens when the pianist gets tired in the midst of rehearsal...

Friday, April 15, 2011

Absolute Love

My hands in my pockets, my eyes on the ground...
Walking slowly down a Tennessee farm road.
The splash of a pebble in the creek.
The sound of distant laughter.
A heart-melting sunset.
A throbbing soul.


But it’s ok. More than ok. Should not the cross cost me more than the change in my pocket? Should it not cost me every drop of love in my human heart?
A conversation with one of my sisters last weekend still reverberates in my mind...
God is Trustworthy.
Love costs. Absolute love costs absolutely.
...Yet fills completely.
This is glory for me. 

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Walk on Water

I just want to walk on water...
Is that so much to ask?

Just to put my feet where He tells me, (even if it seems like is thin air) and then keep my eyes on His face, and march.

Boisterous waves notwithstanding.

It is the trusting and obedient that go impossible places and accomplish impossible things.

Not because they can. 
Because He will.

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