Wednesday, April 06, 2011

God is love. God is God.

"That God is love impels us to be sure that the truth gets to all people, and that God is God impels us to be sure that what gets to all people is truth."
................................... John Piper

We can complete the following sentence in many ways: "God is ______." If we at once consider that God is God and that God is love, we are faced with probably the most difficult to grasp juxtaposition of ideas about God. However since both are true, what does this truth mean for us in our everyday lives? It means exactly what Piper so eloquently states above. We must spread the truth of Jesus to everyone, and we must be sure that what we share IS the truth.

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Monday, April 04, 2011

Let all mortal flesh keep silence

Let all mortal flesh keep silence,
And with fear and trembling stand;
Ponder nothing earthly minded,
For with blessing in His hand,
Christ our God to earth descendeth,
Our full homage to demand.

King of kings, yet born of Mary,
As of old on earth He stood,
Lord of lords, in human vesture,
In the body and the blood;
He will give to all the faithful
His own self for heavenly food.

Rank on rank the host of heaven
Spreads its vanguard on the way,
As the Light of light descendeth
From the realms of endless day,
That the powers of hell may vanish
As the darkness clears away.

At His feet the six wing├Ęd seraph,
Cherubim with sleepless eye,
Veil their faces to the presence,
As with ceaseless voice they cry:
Alleluia, Alleluia
Alleluia, Lord Most High!

"Of what value is an idol since man has carved it? Or an image that teaches lies? For he who makes it trusts in his own creation; he makes idols that cannot speak. Woe to him who says to wood, 'Come to life!' Or to lifeless stone, 'Wake up!' Can it give guidance? It is covered with gold and silver, there is no breath in it. But the LORD is in his holy temple; let all the earth be silent before him"

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