Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Lent 37: Hebrews 12: 1-3

Let us fix our eyes

They have gone before and they show the way
Making a trodden track through world’s dark woods
Showing how it is done by mortal men.

Suffer us to walk on as they have walked
Suffer us to accept this other path
Suffer us to embrace the faith-found way.

Let us be shining-sure, the while we walk
Through doubt-tossed valleys, scrambling broken rock,
When all else falls away, He still is there,
Author and finisher of this strange path,
He will perfect this flawed fragmented faith
Into a beauty that will sing of Him.

Let us then toss aside what weighs too much,
For this strait journey: petty rules of men,
Fears of the flesh, the cravings of our pride,
The dragging burden of entitlement
That pulls us backward from love’s dizzy path,
And trust instead the Spirit and the Word.

Suffer us to keep eyes fast-fixed on Him.

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