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Monday, February 13, 2012

Exo 16:8 and Matt 27:24 "Hemmed In" (February 13)

"Hemmed in by mountains of sin,
I behold Thy Glory." Valley of Vision

Pilate is hemmed in by a riot waiting to explode ~ Matt 27:24
so he washes his hands.
The Israelites are hemmed in by a desert~ Exo 14:3
so they grumble against the LORD, their author ~ Exo 16:8

What hems in my heart this day?
Are my complaints about the better life?
Are my complaints about better people, better ideas,
better friends, better workdays, better support...
Isn't my complaint really
against my LORD.

The God, Who is revealing Himself to me
The Greatest Treasured Possession
I could ever have
No matter where I'm hemmed in.
More than I could ever Imagine.
The God of the Universe
Behind and Before.

1 comment:

  1. And the cried, "Crucify Him. Crucify Him."

    Horrific thought that the angry mob would cry out to kill an innocent man, but it is my sin that requires the same verdict, that cries out today, "Crucify Him."

    And yet, for the joy set before Him, He endured the Cross...for each one of us who betrayed Him.

    What kind of God becomes nothing to make me something? What kind of love dies for the sake of a sin-sick world? Who does that? Amazing Grace, isn't it!