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
Simple and self-explanatory.
Deeper and deeper the Lord took us in Him. Now were we seeing good in evil and evil in good, that is, whereas we once thought we knew the difference, now we began to see more clearly. That which we thought was holy was otherwise, both within and without, and that which we thought was wrong was not always so. Needless to say, such experience brings its own torment but God brought us through and delivered us from evil.
In December of 2010, there came a call to lay down the life for another. There was no one else to do it, and it didn't matter; the duty and appointment were ours alone. It appeared this person's life was on the line. He was suspected and accused of, condemned, and hunted for, alleged horrific crimes in his country far away and many years ago. In my contemplation of these matters, realizing we could lose everything, a tune came to me in the middle of the night of January 30/31, 2011, followed by these words (Unfortunately, I don't recall the tune).