Wednesday, June 14, 2006

wednesday moments

when we gather and talk about something good for our souls,
we ascend up and up
but
when we gather and criticize things
we drag one another down and down

the weather may change
but God does not
He didn't tell me to walk with Him
if the sun was shining
or if it wasn't raining
or if was a beautiful calm day
without wind
He simply said
Come

the only man made things in heaven
are the wounds in the hands, feet and side of Jesus
the resurrection did not take away His wounds
they became part of His glory
just as Jesus was identified by His wounds
so are we

we cannot follow Christ very far without a wound
a scar

God can only meet us on the cross
and we meet Him there
by identifying with the One on the cross
it is by this identification
that God can meet us in Him

God came not to take our suffering away
but because He desired to be part of it

we need to earn the right to speak of God

one must be invited to the King's inner court

1 comment:

mary said...

"the only man made things in heaven
are the wounds in the hands, feet and side of Jesus
the resurrection did not take away His wounds
they became part of His glory
just as Jesus was identified by His wounds
so are we

we cannot follow Christ very far without a wound
a scar"
How profound. How true. How difficult to accept.
Thanks Andrea for this thought. I've been chewing on it for a couple days now.
~mary