Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Beneath the veneer

New Poem: Beneath the veneer

Beneath the veneer
I see the cracks
Long, deep gouges reaching deep
Great, dark ravines
Slicing through
The fair-set surface others see
Beneath the veneer
I choose to look
The surface not enough for me
I want to know the truthful face
Beneath the soft veneer
Beneath the jagged cracks
Is delicate beauty
Cautious love
And tender hope
I shall give my love
My time
My patience and care
To mend their cracks
I choose to know them,
Each wartorn crack
And weathered cut
With love I'll fill them
So scars still show
They'll always show
But bound by love
Those wounds will ache no more

Thanks to Donald Daly for his original blog post which inspired the poem. I'll post the link when I find it!

Sunday, February 08, 2015

A call to worship (Remind us)

A call to worship to say together as a group, church or on your own.

We come here cold
Lord, remind us of your love
Remind us who you are
Because we forget
Remind us of your grace
Because we don't deserve it
Remind us that we are yours
Because we often don't believe it
We come here hungry, Lord,
We want to know more about you
Tell us freshly who you are
That you are our God
And us, your children,
Fully loved,
Fully welcomed,
Fully yours
Because of what Jesus has done for us
Come, Lord,
Remind and teach us more
Of who you are
And change us
In your power
And in our weakness
To become more like you