2-15-15 On Seeing the Unseen

Eye on Jesus by Kritzlof

The universe we see with mortal eyes

Will not endure the patient tick of time.

The sun and stars are physical and dies;

An end will come to that which once was prime.

But we are not concerned with passing things;

The eyes we use were given us through Grace.

Our vision’s fixed instead on what faith brings;

Invisible to all in time and space.

Sublime and precious are the things we see

With hearts attuned to love straight from its source.

We know the empty tomb that set us free

Is more than just your average tour de force.

The Spirit shows eternity to those

Who died with Christ and from the cross arose.

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We look not at the things which are seen,

but at the things which are not seen:

for the things which are seen are temporal;

but the things which are not seen are eternal.

2 Corinthians 4:18 KJV

7-9-14 Liar, Liar

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How can you claim to really love the Lord

When hatred for your neighbor flows within?

Like claiming peace upon a bloody sword,

Such paradox reveals your filthy sin.

If you desire to show your love for God

You must forgive your brother all his faults.

If not, the flame that burns is but a fraud

Revealing that it’s you whom you exalt.

Look deep within your heart for enmity

And pluck it out at once this very day.

A Lover cannot harbour enemies;

As vinegar in wine, it does betray.

Tis better to confess a troubled soul

Than claiming to be well when you’re not whole.

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If anyone says, “I love God,” yet hates his brother, he is a liar.

For the person who does not love his brother he has seen

cannot love the God he has not seen.

1 John 4:20

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