You shone Your light
Into my dark world
Pierced the night of my sorrows
With a ray of hope
The black mist over my eyes
Melted away as Your truth
Lit up the path before me
Like beacons on a runway
You led me back
To the path of Your calling
Led me from my wandering
To the straight path
I cling to Your Word
Like a cast adrift sailor
Grips to a buoy
You keep me from going under
The very being and essence of God
Divinity amongst humanity
The sacred hiding within flesh and bone
You are the light of the world
Refracted into a spectrum we can see
You are His Word, His message
Lived out in perfect demonstration
You are the bridge across the void
The only crossing over the darkness between
You unveil the face of God
You make the Righteous One relatable
In every action and every word
You flood us with new understanding
Let us get that bit closer
Let us comprehend the heart of the Father
You are not a watered down version
Or a cheap imitation
You are the perfect representation
The exact image
The very being and essence of God
Empires rise and fall
Philosophies become vogue and then outdated
People are venerated and then forgotten
Monuments are built and then fall
Inventions are made and then become obsolete
Traditions instituted and then rejected
Wealth accumulated and then distributed
Power gained and then lost
Years will eventually pass
Ages come to a culmination
Time brings all things to an end
Only You God span it all
This is an old piece of writing that I wrote several years back. I really like so I thought I would share it.
You are like walls of water, stretching to the heavens, towering to my left and to my right.The sheer mass of the water overwhelms me, tonnes upon tonnes of clear, glinting liquid piled on top of each other.
Surely all the oceans of the world would be just like a drop compared to these incredible pillars. If they fell I would be crushed and buried, lost to the unreachable depths. The force could crush mountains into pulp and bring their lofty peaks to the ground. I fall to my knees at the mercy of this terrifying God.
It is only then I realise that these mountains of water represent your incomprehensible love. Suddenly I am enveloped, swept out of my depths, as the water comes crashing down to embrace me. I am left swirling in the throes of your passion for me. I am intoxicated by the sweet fragrance that fills my nostrils. I am loved, accepted by you.
I look up and see the surface twinkling miles away. I could swim up for days and not reach the top. But instead I sink to the bottom, overawed, and let the currents of your love wash over me.
The cry of my heart
The yearning within my soul
His love nothing else
All of heaven bows prostrate
The whole earth falls silent
As the King takes His throne
You are the One that Died But Now Lives
You are the only King crowned with a crown of thorns
The only warrior who can seem to suffer the ultimate loss
But turn out to have won the most crushing victory
You will be the only One who bears scars in heaven
For You take all our pains and sorrows
All authorities will throw their crowns at Your feet
And will yield themselves to You
You had it all
And yet without hesitation
You gave up all Your power and authority
To seek out the isolated
To seek out the abused and the broken
You gave up ultimate power
And became like us
In what talent can I then boast?
I can’t boast in anything apart from one
This incredible truth that God would give it all up
And give me hope beyond all I can imagine
Lift your voice and praise the Lord.
He is worthy of all honour, glory and power.
Who can match his unmeasurable worth?
If all the earth were to fade away, You would remain.
You rely on nothing to survive; You are self-sustaining, all encompassing.
Draw near to me God.
Though I am stained with sin and marked with iniquity, have mercy on me.
Pour Your love on me and forgive my sins.
Open my eyes to see you more clearly; guide me on the way that honours Your name.
Teach me and I will learn the secrets of Your heart.
I long to know you God; as a father; as a friend
Your righteous, right hand is mighty beyond all compare, with it You crumple the mountains of Hades
And crush the strongholds of the enemy.
And yet it is my comfort and my support.
Comfort me once again God.
As the charges rung out
He lowered his head
The shame burnishing in His cheeks
Of adulterers, liars and murderers
God’s fiery wrath laid on His shoulders
The punishment of billions inflicted on Him
The life connection with God broken
The open door of love closed to Him
Rejection from His eternal Father
A final breath
Finally justice for all the hurt, the wronged and the wounded
Finally restoration for the broken
Sentence delivered, case closed
Jesus declared guilty, humanity goes free
How wonderful are Your words O Lord,
They are strength to the weary
They uplift the grieving and restore the broken
Your statutes fill me with joy
I will bring praises to Your temple
The power of the Lord is beyond comprehension
His Name is a refuge for the righteous
He gathers His loved ones under His wings
He holds them close, no evil shall befall them
Who can enter into the temple of the Lord?
Who dare gaze upon the face of the Lord?
Will the strong warrior in his prideful might?
Will the mighty king in his royal robes?
No, only he that puts his trust in the Lord
The great I Am
How I love His Name
So simple; so concise
Yet so rich and dripping with meaning
I exist; I am real whether you believe it or not
My being is definite and sure
Man’s arguments and explanations are blown away
They wilt like grass in the sun
I Am Who I Am
I am not defined by popular opinion
I am not limited to your vision
My character is incorruptible
Unmarked and unchanged through eternity
I am glorious
I am indescribable beauty
My might is declared in a thousand galaxies
A billion of stars cower at the sight of Me
My beauty inspires writers and poets
My designs baffle even the wisest
No one can compare to Me
I am enough
Enough for Your daily needs
Enough to sustain you through the barren times
I am the flood in the desert
I am the feast in the famine
I can satisfy your parching thirst
I can fill the cavernous void within your heart