Posts Tagged ‘grace’

When I think of God I think of his compassion for us.

Not in a…

                 ‘airy fairy, God’s a lovey dovey and nothing else’

way, but in a…

                ‘perfect love which I don’t deserve that transcends all understanding’

kinda way.

We don’t get what we deserve…in the good sense!

This maybe one of the simplest things, but I feel is one of the most significant.

The more we realise we deserve nothing, the more we can grasp the beauty of what we have in God. The more we realise that without him, we’re done for, the more we grasp the level of his forgiveness that’s through the roof.

Christ died for us cos by our own measure – we were done for. But in him – we have freedom, in him – we’re made right. And we have to see this in the right way…not that we are mess, but that no matter how much we are mess – God loves us through and through.

This is compassion…

‘while we were still sinners, Christ died for us’…there it is.

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He chooses me

Posted: January 18, 2010 in poems
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Note on poem

This is a poem i wrote all about God choosing us. Not because of our skill, or our attitude to life, or even for our ability to unpack the scriptures. He chooses us and only word can come close to describing it…grace. And this word…it humbles me.

 

He chooses me

 He chooses me

Handpicks me

 

I try and convince him it’s a wrong move

I’m not who you think I am

You’ve got the wrong guy.

There must’ve been a mix up with your heavenly filing system.

 

But he chooses me

Handpicks me

He selects me

He invests in me.

 

He chooses me

He knows me

And he gets me

 

And although he knows me

He doesn’t drop me

But he chooses me

Handpicks me

He selects me

And he invests in me

 

‘Na, there must be some mistake’

‘You got me confused with someone else’

 

But he chooses me

Handpicks me

He selects me

And although he knows me

He doesn’t drop me;

 

he invests in me