Saturday, October 20, 2007

God's Joy 1...from Psalm 127:1-2

Psalm 127 The Message
If God doesn't build the house,
the builders only build shacks.
If God doesn't guard the city,
the night watchman might as well nap.

It's useless to rise early and go to bed late,
and work your worried fingers to the bone.
Don't you know he enjoys
giving rest to those he loves?

Holy YaHWeH,
That You love us
Is the one message
That we can successfully escape
If we ignore You.

You tell us…
When we are building
A house…that
Making You our
Crew Foreman…
Insures a well-built house.

You say…
When we are standing guard
Over those we love…that
Having You as our
Makes everyone safe.

Finally You let us know…that
You enjoy OUR sleep…OUR
It is during our sleep that
Like a Daddy…
Look in on us…
Marveling over Your slumbering
Little ones…or
Is it something else?
Something like
Loving to make gifts
To surprise us
When we wake…and
Like any Daddy-in-love-labor
You anticipating our joy
With Your own?

Do You smile over us?
Do You tuck us in
Each night?

That we wonder at this
Shows how little of You
We understand…and
That Jesus called You, “Abba,”
Is a good thing…since
It makes theologians look
Foolish…all their words
Fall down before the simple
YaHWeH is our “Abba”…
Our Daddy…our Papa…
To Him…To You, Lord, we
Can come with arms held out
Saying, “Up…up…”
You always respond to
Our baby talk.

1 comment:

Sarah Markley said...

I love this dad. You are amazing!