Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Illuminate

It grows darker here, day by day.
I thought it would get brighter.
I was wrong.

So young, so hopeful, so happy
I tossed some scattered sunshine into the air
It was a lovely sight.

The glistening droplets danced in the sky
Falling to the ground
Dull

Undaunted, persistent, curious
I reached into my pocket for more
It was empty.

Oh, where can I replenish my pockets?
How shall I be full enough to try again?
I wept in silence.

I go about my days in search of light,
Despairing of it ever being found.
I am a wandering heart.

I tried spreading about some colored stones
That I found in my book bag one day.
People only tripped.

But meandering through an empty field,
I found light thrust upon me:
“You are the light of the world.”

Suddenly changing, reforming, redoubling
My pocket exploded in a thousand directions.
There was no stopping this light.

I cried, “Let me illuminate this world!
I don’t want anything else.
My life in exchange for your light.”

~
Light up! Light up!
(as if you had a choice)

You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

(I really do care)

I wanted to comfort you
(I really do care)
But all that came to mind
Were words,
Meaningless and empty.

I wanted to encourage you
(I really do care)
But all that I could see
Were my inadequacies,
Paralyzing and hurtful.

I wanted to heal you
(I really do care)
But all that I could find
Was my broken heart,
Confused and yearning...

I wanted to love you
(Nothing else really matters)
But all that I could do
Was love Him first,
Trusting and hopeful.

I fall in love with the ones that run me through,
when all along all I need is You.

Lord, save me from seeking You that I might love others better.

Let me seek You for Your sake alone.

Lord, purify my heart that I might depend solely on You.

Let my love be replaced with Yours.


Wretched man that I am!
Who will deliver me from this body of death?
Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!
{and hope does not put us to shame}