Who am I now, who will I be, who was it that I once was?
Created, refined, renewed, somehow changed.
A remarkable journey, unseen.
Backward glance, mindful now, vision forward.
Partial past-sense, present life-blood, future veiled.
Confusion, understanding, mysterious.
I was different, I’m the same, I will be…
Peter Craft – 6/5/2013
…the Bible shows us who we really are. It tells us who we are without Jesus and who we are if we are devoted to Jesus.
When we read the Bible we see our true selves reflected back to us. We see ourselves with all our faults and failures and all that we can be in Jesus.
So if we forget what we hear from God’s word, and if we fail to do what it says, we are really forgetting who we actually are.
In falling, grace
In promise, stand
In battle, nothing made from man
In surrender, rest
In refuge, strength
In mercy, find unfathomed depth
The scorching heat is almost done
So circle work is soon begun
Burning, smoke and water cart
Spray and rain, will give a start
Seed and super, fertilise
The hardest hour? Before sunrise!
Rains are welcome, if they arrive
But seeders may then sit a while
Pour and drive, turn, unblock
Auger, seeder, combine, stock
Move sheep and cattle; hay to feed
Another paddock, sow with seed
Days and nights are ever long
Families sing their mournful song
Soon the season will be done
Winter, spring rains; would we welcome
Repentance is the means by which one accepts forgiveness already offered.
Not the means by which forgiveness is earned.
Forgiveness is a gift given; not a right deserved; nor a commodity bought.
Repentance is the way in which one holds out their own hand to accept the gift of forgiveness offered freely.
Forgive. Repent. Accept. Be changed.