Saturday, March 10, 2007

God's Ways

Count yourselves blessed every time people put you down or throw you out or speak lies about you to discredit Me. What it means is that the truth is too close for comfort and they are uncomfortable. You can be glad when that happens—give a cheer, even!—for though they don't like it, I do! And all heaven applauds.
Matthew 5:11-12 from "The Message"

I wrote a word of Peace.
The reader said, "Too pat."

I spoke a word of Rest.
The hearer said, "No way."

I read a word of Grace.
My heart said, "I believe."

God's ways are not our ways. They are hard to believe with a "rational" mind. They are impossible to hear with a worldly ear. They are indisputable when received in the heart.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Your words came just in time for my devotional.

Anonymous said...

Rationality is greatly over-rated!!

Kayce aka lucy said...

tess-- this poem was written in response to trying to share my creativity and spirituality with ears that were not ready to listen :-)

Dianna Woolley said...

I agree with Tess!!