Tag: cross

Bright Light

Fall into His grace.

Even though we are in the Light, it might feel as though the shadows are closing in on us, threatening to envelop and extinguish us. “Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith?”

Fall into His grace.

 

Bright Light

It is in the sharp bright light,

When a shadow falls, it frights

As it obscures my vision

That was once crystal clear

Even a slight dim causes plight

Makes me question sight

 

I yearn to draw near to the Father

Even when a shadow falls, it frights

I yearn to fix my eyes on the Constant

The Father never wavers

When the shadow falls on my face

The Father responds with grace

 

My knees are scraped and tender

But I could kneel more

My knuckles are white and tired

But I could pray more

My jaw is tight and numb

But I could praise more

 

It is in the sharp bright light,

When a shadow falls, it frights

I want to hold on to the light

For this is where there is life

Where idols crumble

And the Cross humbles

 

May 2016 – Francois Hermanus Steyn

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A Sea of Love

When you hold a coin close enough to your eye, you can hide almost everything in sight -even the wonderful sunset that is unfolding right before your very eyes. You simply cannot see it, because you are focusing on the coin and not the bigger picture.

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It is all about perspective, right?

Don’t lose sight of the bigger picture. Don’t lose sight of the ultimate sacrifice on the cross. Don’t lose perspective on your eternity in the context of your everyday life.

Be wary of getting caught up in:

1 – the rat race (career, money, success, the billionaires, YMCMB)

2 – your comfort (financial security, the couch)

3 – what people think of you (i.e. your identity, fitting in, acceptance of the world)

4 – the entertainment distraction (the youtubes, memes, facebooks, instagrams, snapchats, series, movies)

5 – pride

6 – my personal list goes on and on and on…

The cross will be there when the sun sets and the cross will be there when the sun rises.

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And behind the cross sits a Father with a torrential rain of unrelenting love.