Saturday, November 15, 2014

Faithful in Very Little

Jesus said, "Whoever is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much; and whoever is dishonest in a very little is dishonest also in much. If then you have not been faithful with the dishonest wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches? And if you have not been faithful with what belongs to another, who will give you what is your own? No slave can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth."
The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all this, and they ridiculed him. So he said to them, "You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of others; but God knows your hearts; for what is prized by human beings is an abomination in the sight of God.
"The law and the prophets were in effect until John came; since then the good news of the kingdom of God is proclaimed, and everyone tries to enter it by force. But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away, than for one stroke of a letter in the law to be dropped." Luke 16:10-17 

Faithful As I Can

One foot in front of the other
stumbling yes but moving forward
bent over but not defeated
in pain but not giving in.

We are forced at times to linger
in dark damp and scary places
in nether worlds of loss and fear
regions where evil knocks at the door.

Terrified but never abandoned
breathing in and out stilling hearts
step by step we move slowly onward
face toward dawn that will surely come.

Weak as I surely am faithful as I can be
never giving in to the pulling, grasping fear
always looking for step ladders and handholds
we are fighting for love and will never stop.

This I know that God is within
our deepest fears tormenting dreams
holding us like a loving tender parent
singing us through the dangerous nights.

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