Friday, January 6, 2017

Less Than You Are (Matthew 7:21-23, Luke 13:25-27)


Lord, Lord
they call out
knowing His name only,
but not His heart.
They speak His name
because they have studied His word,
justifying each syllable,
weaving them into the fabric of their lives.

Lord, Lord
do you know us?
Your name is branded on my flesh
and Your cross hangs from my neck,
symbols of religion
worthless without faith.

Lord, Lord
they call out.
We prophesied in Your name,
spoke in Your churches,
cast out those who were sinners,
instructed them
in the ways
to worship You.

Lord, Lord
Your will was not done.
We spoke verses,
but never heard.
We loaded burdens
we would not carry
and assumed
You were less
than You are.



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