Thursday, December 13, 2007

lazy hearts #1...from Luke 24

Luke 24:25-27
Then he said to them, "So thick-headed! So slow-hearted!
Why can't you simply believe all that the prophets said?
Don't you see that these things had to happen,
that the Messiah had to suffer and only then enter into his glory?"

on the road to Emmaus,
You told us that our hearts were slow...
too lazy to love...
to forgive...
to hear Your Spirit's call
as prophet after prophet
spoke of Your Abba's strong heart
to save us...
spoke of His Servant Who
would come lowly, meek, simple...
Who would NOT be stopped until He had
established justice for the nations...

when we met You...
we were too thick-headed,
too slow & lazy of heart
to see You...
we had NO idea that YOU were
YaHWeH's Servant-Messiah!

Our minds were closed,
already made up
about Messiah...who he would be
& what he would look like!

So we missed You
until You left us...
returning in power from death
to show us what LIFE looked like!

if You will take my lazy heart,
I will follow You
to the end of my days...
with all I have!