Light of the World

Someone once said
“If you think this world is sane, you have declared your own insanity.”

We are called
To shine our light
In the darkness
To stand out
In this world
To rise above it
To overcome it

St. John 16:33
“In the world, ye shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

I John 4:4
“…greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”

Matthew 5:14
“Ye are the light of the world.”

Hero or Adversary

Every story has a hero or heroine
And an adversary
And the story is written
Within a time and a place

And the story line is such that
Said hero or heroine
Must overcome the adversary
To save the world

Or maybe the story is such that
The hero must overcome
The adversary
To save the heroine

The Bible is such a story
The hero is Jesus Christ
And he came to save the world
To set us free from sin
The adversary

David slew Goliath with a stone
Daniel survived the lion’s den
And Christ overcame the world

We are either the hero
Or the adversary

If Christ is with us
Who can be against us

I John 4:5
“…because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”

Thine Own Self

What you put

Into the world

Will return to you

 

As one who is sent

Returns to the one

Who sent him

 

And the one

Who sent him

Will receive

The one who

Returns to him

As his own self

 

St. John 14:3

“I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”

St. John 17:5

“And now, O’ Father, glorify me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.”

 

Children of God

As children of God

We are placed into

The hands of the world

 

And when we come

Into the world

We are not known

 

The beliefs of our family

And our culture

Shape who we become

 

But beneath

What shapes us

We are all

Children of God

And we will become him

Like Christ did

Or we will become

Like the world

 

How the world

Perceives us

Is not who we are

 

 

I John 4:4

“Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”

 

St. John 4:24

“God is a Spirit…”