The Will of God

What is the will of God?

When do we stop and They begin?

What agency do we have

in view of Their omniscience?

Surely we are called to account

for our actions

and nothing goes unseen.

Let me explore Your mystery, LORD,

and obey Your will,

for regardless of where I start and You begin,

You are the Alpha and the Omega,

the true beginning and end.

All things return to You

in reverence and awe,

in respect of all that You Are.

 

Present

“Are you ready?” he said with his handlebar mustache and cologne.

“I believe so,” he said with his baseball cap hung low on his face.

He extracted from his person a gold watch. His guest’s eyes twinkled as they saw it.

He took a moment, then undid the clasp.

Suddenly, the cafe around them froze. Coffee stopped pouring. Customers ceased from talking. The world stood suspended in time.

Out from the opened pocket-watch arose a great light: a fairy with translucent wings. It danced about the cafe. He watched it, a boy again.

As it flew over the man’s hand, he caught it and handed it to his guest.

“It’s yours now,” he said.

The guest reached over and took it

“What shall I do with it?” he said.

“That’s up to you,” said the man, “but I pray you do something beautiful.”

The guest took it. It sparkled in his hand, dissolved into his skin. Her eyes shone an iridescent blue.

“I will do just that said,” he said.

The world began to move again. The man disappeared, but his guest remained, iridescent as ever and ready to take on the day.

 

o Mighty, Majestic Creator God

We’re all so beautiful

Made from clay and bone

Filled with the warmth of blood

pumping wildly ‘neath

the softest of skin

Our mouths breathe forth the breath

first put into by God,

the laws say nothing is lost

The power and majesty of the First Day

still surrounds us

every day.

LORD, open my eyes so I can see it

see you

see everything

angels, demons, hope life love danger

community need

let me fall to my knees and thank you

for I am in of everything

You touch

o Mighty Majestic Creator

of heaven and earth.

One Cool Dude

I see a strong man,
an attractive man,
a man who can do anything,
a man whose opinions are valued,
and whose dreams are achievable.

I see a man of worth and value,
a man who fits into his community
with something to offer.

I see a prosperous man,
a hopeful man,
a man of God and a man of the people.

He treats everyone fairly and kindly.
He is not afraid
and inspires others not to fear.

People comes from miles around just to hear more about you
and you go miles away to see them.

Your days are full of adventure and hope
You are the makings of lore.

Live valiantly.
Love endlessly.
Dream often.

Good night.