2015.02.04: born to fly

So he was not able to perform any mighty deed there, apart from curing a few sick people by laying his hands on them. He was amazed at their lack of faith. Mk 6:6

you and i
we were born to fly

we may be earthbound
grounded by anxiety and fear
but we were created for more
we were born to fly
you and i

our God is a wonderful god
He can change water into wine
and He can change chickens into eagles
but we have to help him
we have to have a little faith

so you and i
let’s say yes to God
let’s take the leap of faith
let our chicken nature die
and rise on the wings of eagles

you and i
we were born to fly

2015.02.03: the stuff of miracles

He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has saved you. Go in peace and be cured of your affliction.” Mk 5:34

with one touch
He cured the bleeding
with one touch
He awoke the dead
but that doesn’t tell
the rest of the story

it isn’t easy
to build up the courage
to ask for help

it isn’t easy
to admit our lack of control
and surrender ourselves
and our loved ones
to someone greater

it isn’t easy
to have faith
when so many have failed us
time and time again

it isn’t easy
to say yes
when we don’t know
what all that entails

but it is our yeses
no matter how reluctant
that God uses
to perform miracles

2015.02.02: Lord of the temple

And the lord whom you seek will come suddenly to his temple; The messenger of the covenant whom you desire — see, he is coming! says the LORD of hosts. Mal 3:1

as Anna and Simeon waited
in the Temple for your coming
the presentation of the Redeemer
the Keeper of the Covenant
so i wait in my temple
small and imperfect as it may be
a visitation from my Savior
not because of my merit
but because of your grace

as Simeon held the babe high
your glory shines brightly
“a light for revelation to the Gentiles”
Justice in the form of Mercy
Truth in the guise of Love
my heart leapt with joy
and the rivers run freely

2015.02.01: unpossesed

Jesus rebuked him and said, “Quiet! Come out of him!” Mk 1:25

forty days and forty nights
not enough rain to soften
hardened human hearts

the flow of water
carving canyons in hard hearts
through passage of time

yet the Word of God
like the works of his hand
falling on deaf ears

always needing one
miracle more than the last
to renew the faith

until that fateful day
when i first heard the words
“Quiet! Come out of him.”

then the world left me
no more idols and demons
only peace and quiet

be still
be still and know
be still and know that I AM God