Thursday, July 21, 2011

Living the Spirit’s Power

“Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you... the LORD will arise upon you, and his glory will appear over you.” ~Isaiah 60:1, 2b (NRSV).

Neither by days nor hours,

Is our existence to be counted;

Better by the scent of the flowers,

Upon which our senses have recounted.

Neither by possessions nor toys,

Is our happiness to be secured;

Better by the significance of the joys,

That our lives have procured.

Neither by plans nor dreams,

Is our hope to be fastened;

Better by what the Spirit deems,

Than by what the enemy’s darkened.

Neither by envy nor boasting,

Are our achievements to be mounted;

Better by obedience to the Lord’s posting,

By which our lives will be accounted.

© 2011 S. J. Wickham.

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