Be All

Oh, that this failing, frail, and finite mind
Could grasp a God all-powerful, divine!
For while my lips full well acknowledge him
As God, my heart is many times left dim
To truth that shines as clearly as sun’s beams.
I’m blind to heaven’s light at times it seems.
As my mind sits in darkness, just beyond
My skin the world bids my chained soul, “Abscond
From Satan’s choking hold and cast your eyes
On nature’s unbound witness in the skies!”
Though utterly dumbfounding—near absurd—
At one omnipotent and sovereign Word,
A hundred billion balls of burning light,
Were lit by sheer, unbridled force, and night—
Once barren, black, and bleak—was pierced with rays
That emanated joy and set ablaze
The darkness. Oh, sweet Jesus, may you who
Ignited sun’s ferocious flame, now, too,
Ignite this finite heart and mind that I
May know you ever more and no more fly
To gods with stone-carved lips that cannot speak.
May you, Creator God, be all I seek.

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2 thoughts on “Be All

  1. When you put it that way, it sure is stupid when we wander from the source of our very being- to try to find a better way.
    Yet Satan is busy, wondering to and fro, seeing who he can devour.
    God’s way is so simple- so pure- so perfect.
    Thank you for your words to put life back into perspective and to defeat Satan once again.

    • Jeremiah 2:12-13 says it well: “Be appalled, O heavens, at this; be shocked, be utterly desolate, declares the LORD, for my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that can hold no water.”

      What lunacy would drive us to stick our heads in the desert earth of this world and suck dirt when, if we would just look up, a fountain of living water promises to quench our even thirst? And yet, we are truly that crazed and that blind! But God removes the veil of those who are blind and allows us to finally see how suicidal it is to turn away from God! And that’s amazing grace indeed. (See 2 Corinthians 4:3-6.)

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