Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Where Now we See In Part...

Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.
1 Cor.13:12 NLT

This bark that navigates the storms of life could not withstand
The crash of waves where earthy grave insists on its demand
Yet, beneath each frail vessel is a Bulwark safe and sure
Hush now, the Hand that calms the gale will keep the soul secure

He will not fail though some insist that He already has!
The Grail that pours time’s moment-mist through mortal’s hour-glass
Does not reveal the why or wherefore of Love undeterred
Though He does not forsake us through the power of His Word

Awesome Forevermore is too awesome to comprehend
Our gaze is oft transfixed on one-way ways destined to end
My friend, don’t be deceived, this little tittle we call Time
Is like a shadow-ladder that each soul of man must climb

…before forevermore; ah, we should not ignore the goal
That no one can evade as husk of breath unveils the soul
Where death is not the end though masterminds of unbelief
And enemies of God contend that dust is god and chief

Pity, pity the people who have heard with wooden ears
Instead of faith in God they cling to sticks to soothe their fears
They hate the Rod and staff that God uses to draw us back
With tender tears of love because He knows how much we lack

Life’s sorrow-storms that fill our eyes with all we cannot see
Are like an invitation to trust Mercy’s Deity
Just as we are, a mortal bark that cups Immortal Soul
Where now we see in part until death’s chill unveils The Whole

© Janet Martin

 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

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