A heart’s great gift
Is to be known
So hold it care…
…fully, if shown
Heart’s placed on sleeves
Can bump and bruise
So hold with care…
…ful strokes of truth
The truest heart
In love responds
With gifts of know…
…ing and of song
For heat’s in tune
Their song will sing
A lyric note…
…what e’er the din
Reflecting on Matthew 8:5-13
The centurion’s statement of faith was about who Jesus is and who he himself was in the light of that knowledge.
His request was for healing.
His statement of faith was about who Jesus is.
Michael Card – Scribbling In The Sand
But Jesus is more than his gifts…He wants to give…himself.
…Jesus, already having given all he could, seeks out men and women to see them again, to touch them and be touched by them
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.