Friday, July 10, 2009


In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made. In Him was life, and that life was the light of men. John 1:1-4

The past month has been unbelievably intense (and sanctifying, and faith-building, and Kingdom-fruitful). We have poured our hearts out to God. We have called on His Name and watched Him work. It has been, and is still, amazing. He is amazing.

And I'm exhausted, especially mentally. All of us who are deeply touched by this family crisis are just plain tired. But we rejoice too, because we can - because God is still the big God who moves mountains, saves our souls, and who hears every one of our prayers.

That said, if my posts are spaced a little further apart and seem a bit less thoughtful for a while, it is simply because my thinker needs a break. My mind just needs to rest and to listen for a while, and it needs to be filled up by Jesus.

Here is a favorite song of mine, by one of my most favorite artists, Michael Card, whom I respect for the care he takes in make sure that his songs are Biblical, God-honoring, and edifying to the body of Christ.

The Final Word
Michael Card, 1987

You and me we use so very many clumsy words.
The noise of what we often say is not worth being heard.
When the Father's wisdom wanted to communicate His love,
He spoke it in one final perfect Word.

He spoke the incarnation, and then so was born a Son.
His final word was Jesus, He needed no other one.
Spoke flesh and blood so He could bleed and make a way Divine.
And so was born a baby who would die to make it mine.

And so the Father's fondest thought became flesh and blood.
He spoke the living luminous word, at once His will was done.
And so the transformation that in man had been unheard,
Took place in God the Father as he spoke that final Word.

And so the Light became alive and manna became Man.
Eternity stepped into time so we could understand.

Photos: mom's double daylilies in the afternoon sunlight


  1. "Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." Psalm 46:10, italics mine

    Praying for stillness and knowing and rest for you. I've always loved the poignantly beautiful words of that song.