Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Sing the Faith!

music has always moved my soul.
Sacred and secular music
are the sound track to my life.

Today I heard this great hymn.
I needed it:

The refrain:
Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace.

"The things of earth"
death, fear, greed,
power, fame, idols,
war, violence, abuse,
negative politics, conflict, manipulation,
tearing down, bullying, belittling,
chasing "the dream", moving up, social pressures,
unfulfilled expectations, stresses, loneliness...
"will grow strangely dim"
melt away like a morning mist,
fade into the distance

"in the light of His glory and grace"
crucified and risen,
holy and blessed,
heaven on earth,
forgiven and free,
accepted and loved,
first born of creation,
first born of the dead,
alpha and omega...
Lord Jesus,
today I turn my face to you.
In your eyes, I see love, self-giving love.
In your love, my worries melt away,
and I find instead
grace, rest, enough, joy,
gratitude, home.
Thank you.

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