Friday, September 16, 2016

Hiding Away

After Jesus had said this, he departed and hid from them. Although he had performed so many signs in their presence, they did not believe in him. This was to fulfill the word spoken by the prophet Isaiah:
“Lord, who has believed our message,
and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?”
And so they could not believe, because Isaiah also said,
“He has blinded their eyes
and hardened their heart,
so that they might not look with their eyes,
and understand with their heart and turn—
and I would heal them.”
Isaiah said this because he saw his glory and spoke about him. Nevertheless many, even of the authorities, believed in him. But because of the Pharisees they did not confess it, for fear that they would be put out of the synagogue; for they loved human glory more than the glory that comes from God.John 12:36-43
Hiding Away

I wish to run and hide away
To bury my face in a pillow
Say not today please
I fear your ridicule the most.

My life is so misunderstood by you
You think me a character from a book
A different fascinating species you
have not welcomed me to your home.

I am  other, different and sent
Here to change hearts and minds
Here to bring love which is unknown,
Here to live with your brokenness.

I am known to multiply loaves and do miracles
I carry a story so much bigger than those
I carried God'said love for all to know
To embrace and transform whole communities.

I come with abundance  and life
Too many want a small sample, a taste
The fear of diving too deep keeps them aside
Keeps their hearts from being truly full.

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