MOMENTS OF WEAKNESS
During moments of weakness
When human frailty grips tightly
Temptations rise up in thoughts and desires,
The old sin nature tries to take hold
And a wave of guilt and discouragement follows any measure of surrender,
Compromise of the true power at rest within;
A finger of judgment wags in the mind
Whether from within or from without
And a tender heart cringes.
New thoughts fill the mind continually, filtered by the Word of God,
Some good acts already done in Spirit obedience,
Other good things planned to do
People to encourage, seeds to be watered in love
More humble precious ones to lift up, seeds of need to challenge
And always more to plant in the Lord’s treasured garden.
But then the moments settle
The Spirit of truth gently moves in comfort within
And the soul bows and is still once more.
From the beginning to the end
It is timeless grace,
It is an endless work of divine mercy,
The finished redemption trumpets beautifully, most powerfully;
From before Moses and the golden serpent lifted high
To the Anointed Holy One lifted higher than the Universe,
It is finished and there is rest, the cup we drink.
The Carpenter exulted above heaven and earth with shouts of joy and loud angelic singing
Ushered into the eternal Holy of Holies, the majestic presence of Light;
Our Savior’s cross made clear to all nations and races
To every generation,
Redeemer longed for by Adam and Eve, Noah, Job and Abraham, Isaac and Israel,
And so many others,
The Lamb lifted very high
That all might look and see and experience,
To embrace with their being as I have,
And prayerfully you as well my friend!