Monday, October 13, 2014

What would you do?

If you somehow woke this morning
to find it was Christmas Eve
What would you do?

Would you scramble around to do the things
you felt should be done
(on your last day)?

Would you make a list of the most important things
and systematically do them one by one?

Would you be so discouraged by all you should do
that you decide to do nothing?

I have a hope
a longing
a future vision
for things that will happen.
They're not happening today.
Because today is a day of preparation.
In fact all the days before...
are days to prepare.

Jeremiah prophesied:
"For I know the plans I have for you,”
says the Lord.
“They are plans for good and not for disaster,
to give you a future and a hope."

I heard these Words this morning,
along with:
What then shall we say to these things?
If God is for us, who can be against us?
He who did not spare his own Son
but gave him up for us all,
how will he not also with him
graciously give us all things?

And in my heart I knew,
all the days that precede what I see,
are days filled with purpose
days filled with work,
prepared for me before the creation of all things.

I need to be about all the things
that would naturally come before
the things in the future.
As surely as Christmas is coming,
and there is much that must be done.

The things I see, are coming,
and there is much to be done.
These things are... And I must...

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