Thursday, May 5, 2016

Until Heaven

I do all this for the sake of the gospel, so that I may share in its blessings. Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way as to take the prize. Everyone who competes in the games trains with strict discipline. They do it for a crown that is perishable, but we do it for a crown that is imperishable.…
1 Cor. 9:24

Life’s flesh-and-blood appointments can near-drain the spirit dry
Its day-to-day anointing of God’s grace is filled with ‘why?’
Yet God (so rich in mercy) needs no reason to explain
But implores us to trust Him until Heaven makes it plain

No, not for naught but for this; God, who made us, makes a way
Though doubt and fear may seek to commandeer our day-to-day
Our God is greater than the greatest test to mortal might
And He pleads that we trust Him until Heaven becomes sight

No eye has seen nor ear has heard the wonder that waits where
He waits to gather close to Him those who know Him through prayer
But then, when faith becomes our Sight, His answer will amaze
Thus God implores we trust Him until Heaven fills our gaze

© Janet Martin

Sometimes it’s easy to lose sight of the Prize when we focus not on love's Who but its Whys…

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