8 entries categorized "Poetic meditations"

Song of the clouded dawn

Not every dawn is colourful or beautiful. Some dawns are clouded and dull. Sometimes the mornings are heavy and dark. But the dawn always bring light. Even a clouded dawn bring light. The new day may be rainy and stormy. Dark clouds are covering your abode. It is not always easy to rejoice, but we don't need to be filled with joy to come before God. We can come as we are.

It is a good thing to make it a habit to conduct a morning watch before the face of God. We can call on God to listen to our passionate prayer. "Lord, can't you hear my groaning? Don't you hear how I am crying out to you?" At each and every sunrise I  will let God hear my voice. Even on the clouded dawn I will sing to God. Every morning I will make it an habit to bring my sacrifice of prayer to my God. Whether the dawn is sunny or clouded I will lay out the pieces of my life on the alter. And I will wait for your fire to fall on my heart. I need your fire each and every day of my life.

 


Psalm 65:1-4

O God in Zion, to you even silence is praise!
You are the God who answers prayers;
all of humanity comes before you with their requests.
Though we are overcome by our many sins,
your sacrifice covers over them all.
And your priestly lovers, those you have chosen,
will be greatly favored to be brought close to you.
What inexpressible joys are theirs!
What feasts of mercy fill them in your heavenly sanctuary!
How satisfied we will be just to be near you!

Psalm 65: 1-4 Passion Translation


I am somebody when I have learned to listen

To be somebody is to listen carefully,

to other people, to their worries and views.

To be somebody is to listen lovingly,

to a little child and a shabby street singer.

To be somebody is to listen wondering,

to the singing bird and the voice of thunder.

To be somebody is to listen intently,

to the sound of nature and the voice of God.

To be somebody is to listen with your eyes,

to see what the Eternal one is saying now.


To be somebody is to seek and find

- to receive much more than respected.
I was seeking to hear the voice
- I found a person.
I was seeking guidance
- I found a Shepherd.
I was seeking the will of God
- I found friendship with the Son.
I was seeking understanding
- I found the life-giving Spirit.
To be somebody is to seek and find God
- who is LOVE - Eternal and Boundless!


The creative word

In the beginning was the creative Word.

The creative Word was with God

And the Word was God.

The Word proceeding from God

Is the only Son of God.

He was in the beginning with God,

Everything was created through him.

Nothing, not one thing, came into being without him,

He spoke, and it was done.

He commanded, and it stood fast.

The world appeared at his word.

By faith we understand that the whole universe

Is created by the word of God.

By faith we understand that the visible things

Came into existence by the spoken word of God.

By faith we are beginning to grasp something

Of the power of the spoken word.[1]



[1]  John 1:1-3; Psalm 33:9; Hebrew 11:3


From weakness to strength

The Word and the Spirit take me from weakness to strength

Through the mystery of the strong faith;

When I am weak, then I am strong!

Because the power of God comes to prominence and works best

When I see how helpless I am on my own.

Separated from Christ I can do nothing!

Separated from Christ I am lost!

But, Hallelujah; Christ came to me,

Christ found me and called me to himself.

Now nothing can separate me from God’s love.


2 Corinthians 12:9-12; John 15:4-5; Romans 8:35-39


Let thousands flowers blossom!

Let thousand flowers blossom!
Let tens of thousand different plants flourish!
Let hundreds of thousand seeds sprout, and grow to become a vast forest!
Let the followers of Christ become numerous as the sand on the seashore.

Let the disciples of Christ fill the earth as the stars fill the winter-sky.
Let the believers excel in expressing love in practical and down to earth deeds.
Let the covenant community explode with creativity!
Let the church of Christ come to fullness!