Friday, February 27, 2015

Living and Active

Let us therefore make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one may fall through such disobedience as theirs.
Indeed, the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul from spirit, joints from marrow; it is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And before him no creature is hidden, but all are naked and laid bare to the eyes of the one to whom we must render an account.
Since, then, we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who in every respect has been tested as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:11-16 

Living and Active
Buried beneath the snow nothing moving
seeds hidden beneath the crusted ice
reaching down to the forgotten soil below
life and breath are moving despite our present vision .

The holiness and fruitfulness is not long gone
resting for a newly hoped for blossoms
nights are shorter days stretched beyond our sightlines
underneath our despair is life making ready again.

The Creator is neither asleep nor resting
but singing, rehearsing new love songs
whispering the possibilities and creations
that are breaking now through the crusted ice.

Come let us listen again ti the Word
the voice of God's love impregnating all that was cold
a lullaby, a reel and a jig to dance to 
breaking forth unexpected but surely welcome.

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