TODAY AND NOW
We are ready
Watchful and alert
Fearless as the Master has taught us
Clear minded and self-controlled
Groomed as His disciples
Matured over the years
Better than aged wine;
We have learned to plant and water good seed,
Have picked good fruit from good trees
Developed abundant skills at harvesting.
Eyes see more purely
Delight in true beauty of all things
In all circumstances,
Rich feast on sovereign Heavenly pleasures,
The look of true love in her eyes
True faith in his heart,
In one reborn here, another born again there
Both near and far away,
We all share the new joy about the Throne.
Ears have grown to spiritually hear
Discern the source of words of peace and truth
Even at times the songs of angels nearby,
The familiar Voice of the Spirit gently within;
The written Word still burns as a holy fire
As the spirit and soul wrap about the warmth
Messiah’s Words given as rich food
Meditations of the heart a daily banquet.
Many struggles and battles fought
And still the Sword is ready in hand
Sharper than ever;
The enemy may stand near,
His growling words, gasping breaths
But the Lord is always much closer.
Soon the shout of favor as a trumpet
Will consume the moment,
In the twinkling of an eye
Heaven’s full glory will be embraced.