What a wonderful reality when a workingman is finally done his day. I didn’t earn it; don’t deserve it; He just freely, freely gave. What can I say?
The time has finally come when I can sing to you with joy in all my soul.
Faithfully, my God has surely given me what He promised in His Roll.
When I first began the journey, I naively thought that I might have arrived.
As I went on, disillusionment brought me to think that I was so deprived.
Three times I fell so hard and wondered if I’d ever leave the bloody ground.
And every time, I learned that right is might, and not the other way around.
I sing and shout from a mountaintop, a mountaintop so high it makes me cry.
Joy only comes with victory, and victory comes only when you die.
Yes, the journey was a long one and the battle was a hard one to the last.
Now I rest in perfect confidence that threats and dangers are all in the past.
What a wonderful reality when a workingman is finally done his day.
I didn’t earn it; don’t deserve it; He just freely, freely gave. What can I say?
Moon River, AB; March 14, 2007
The world rushes headlong not only toward destruction but is there in destruction while it rushes. Priorities are confounded, based on gain and selfishness. Big is small and small is big. What is important and what is not? Is it not the "little things" that count? And has not the preacher said, "All is vanity" after firsthand experience of them?
I knew a man by whom I met Judas Iscariot. Judas, I learned, was a glory seeker, one who wanted in on the best this world had to offer and who was prepared to betray any association to get what he wanted. Ironically, what he wanted was belonging, acceptance, social security. He lost it all or rather, lost all opportunity of gaining such because he never did have it.
We encountered an incident wherein religious people, friendly and all, counseled us to reconsider an undertaking we knew was the Lord's leading. We were learning that Satan's servants are ever there, with Bible under arm, God's praises on their lips, prepared to do battle "with love." The strange thing is that while I recall the Lord giving me what to say to these people, I do not recall what those words were, so occupied I was with learning another lesson.