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Redemption’s Reveille

“So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy…” (Php 2:1)

You surpised me this morning, Lord.

It was when I looked up and realized the leaves had crept up on me.

You surprised me this morning, Lord.

It was when I looked up and realized the sky was empty, an infinite canvas painted clean blue.

You surprised me this morning, Lord.

It was when I looked up and realized how white that star is, that warm star.

You surprised me this morning, Lord.

It was when I looked in…

and realized my anger…

and how I can’t give it away in the moment…

and how I mull over it…

and how it permit it…

and how I enslave myself…

how I worship it.

You surprised me this morning Lord,

It was when I looked in and realized again, my inability…

my captivity…

my dependency…

when the infinite became the obvious.

I’m surprised by my unwillingness to live freely…

I’m surprised at how much I prefer to reside in my illusion which welcomes me spitefully every time I enter for control (my technique for rest).

But you, Lord Jesus Christ, give…the leaves, the painted sky,  the white star, to me this morning as a reminder of your power.

I was comforted when the infinite became the obvious.

You comforted me this morning, Lord.

It was when your trees laughed,

when your sky submerged me,

when your star seared my eyes,

when I looked at and read,

“I am the LORD.

I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob

as God Almighty…”

(Ex 6:2, ESV)