Friday, January 21, 2011

Better is one day

A reflection that came out of the worship this morning at Waterfront. There really is no better place that I can be, than in God's courts, God's house, God's presence - and that is perfectly possible through Jesus.

Better is one day

Better is one day in your courts,
better is one day in your house,
than a thousand elsewhere,
away from your love.

Better the crumbs from your table
or the echo of your voice,
than the choicest of meals
or the world's 'wisest' choice.

Better the shelter of your shadow
or the peace of your touch,
than the greatest of wealth
or a lover's touch.

Better the love of the Father,
better the freedom of grace
than the closest of brothers
or a loved one's embrace.

Lord, I count it all nothing,
all the world bids me count dear,
next to living and knowing
your grace now and here.

'Better is one day in your courts
Better is one day in your house
than a thousand elsewhere.'


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