Hey, there, dear friends. Been managing my thoughts fairly well with the strength of my patient heavenly Father to rely on. 🙂 I have actually been able to push aside my own personal cares a bit more and renew concentration on other concerns.
I’ve been pondering a lot lately on how we as humans complicate the truth of salvation, in the world as well as the church. A few thoughts I jotted down in the last couple of days on the matter…
Found myself thinking on humanity today
And all the futile efforts ever on display…
There are so many complicated ways
We aimlessly strive for heaven.
So many foolish tries derived
From the devil’s crafty leaven!
And, yes, the unchurched is bogged by its fair share of cares,
But my musings are more than equally logged by
The church itself –
With its mangled thoughts and jangled “oughts”
They increasingly demand its people to bear.
And, oh, all the sins they no longer recognize
In their vain attempts to be “progressively” wise!
They shut their eyes to the Word of God
While evoking His name on paths both twisted and broad,
“Fixing” what needs not be fixed
While ignoring the rotting within the mix…
And, oh, the tragedy of trying our hearts out
To make our hearts right by ourselves!
We bend the beauty of salvation out of shape every time,
Presuming we know which way to climb,
Straining to reach heaven by our own deed,
With our sin-stained hands
Ever searching for the remaining
While the only thing required was done,
When the Lord took pity upon our need
And for us did bleed…
If only in all our dim thinking
Into that one untangled thought we’d truly delve!
We’d find the truth.
There’d be nothing left to prove.
If only we could surrender the notion
Of knowing better,
From the ugly claws of deception
We’d find ourselves finally unfettered!
Oh, teach our hearts to be so simple, Lord!
Help us each to take your
Uncomplicated offer on faith
And learn to rightly carry it forward,
Finding in You the endurance to stand,
Resting in the assurance of eternity’s hand.
A sweet guarantee indeed,
When once we see from all humanity’s been freed!
May we hold onto and hold out to others the simple truth of salvation in Christ! Blessings and prayers! Thanks for reading! ❤