The Desire to be Known

I think it’s fascinating that,

as long as the disciples knew Jesus,

they had they hardest time knowing Him as He was,

Savior and LORD, God of the universe.

The concept was just too high for them.

Yes, they did not yet have the discernment of the Holy Spirit

while He was with them in flesh,

but I don’t think much has changed since then.

The more years I spent with Jesus,

the larger and more intimate and mysterious He becomes.

He reminds me that He is LORD and I am man,

but He want to be known just as I would know my wife

or parents or friends.

So, in a way, that invites me to appreciate the mystery of those

around me, to constantly be amazed by them,

as they lower their guard and I lower mine,

and we all catch a glimpse of something beautiful,

something God designed in the very beginning.

No Matter What

Some people think we will be raptured out

when times get back.

Some people think we will have to face the darkness

til the night is through.

Both have argue fairly compelling arguments.

The fact remains, today, we will have seasons

where we experience both:

seasons where we must face the giants

and seasons we are saved from them.

I guess the main question is, do we have faith enough in God

that He will sustain us no matter what occurs?

The Heartbeats of My Existence

God in the silence,

of the silence,

let my breathe be Yours,

Your Nemphesh, Your Spirit

Your holy wind.

When I leave this place of self-induced isolation

let me go and breathe on others,

new life hope and opportunities for relationship

deeper than they have ever known,

let them see You through me,

so much so that I disappear

You are good, o Rock of My Soul

Your life love and glory

are the very heartbeats

of my perpetual existence.