God made you, yeah?
Knew you before the womb?
OK, maybe you've gone off the rails. We all do, to some degree.
But when Jesus makes all things new, He's using what you were, and making that into what you can be.
Even in the times you were furthest from God, no part of you was a throwaway.
No shame, for with Christ, disgrace is clothed in glory.
Look back on the emptiness
of all the years now dead and gone,
but that death's all a sham unless
you refuse to take along
the younger self that lived those days,
did best or worst with what he had,
who daily offered curse or praise
to our patient Heaven-Dad.
Why take him when he was a jerk,
a scoffer at the bright and good?
Well, it's true he needed work,
but really in your heart you should
know this to be well and true,
that part of him still lives in you.
Appropriately, the Five Minute Friday prompt this week is TWENTY.
I was twenty way back when,
convinced that I would never die
until that weirded moment when
I bet my life against the sky
and drove an aeroplane straight through
some 250 kV wires;
it seemed that 'twas the thing to do
in matching madness to desires,
and by God and His mercy hand
that He keeps prepared for fools,
I was able then to land,
and having broken many rules
was asked that I not soon return,
but, dude, I flew again next morn.
The only quote I can think of here is 'stupid is as stupid does', but I've had a blast.
Music from America, with Work To Do.
Sylvia shall meanwhile work on her ice cream.