Sunday, July 31, 2011

A Life of Love

We will never know, nor understand how great our God is. We will never see the majesty in the plan of God. However, we can feel his love like wind. We can feel his love like rain. We can see his love in diamonds. We can see his love in eyes. We can taste his love in water.

God is good. And while we may not hold the knowledge, he willingly gives us the love. And this love, his love, is the greatest of all. In every sense, if it is sought out, it can be found. Where our human minds will fail, our hearts will out last.

Everything comes down to love. Nothing else matters. Live in love. Live in God.

Our God is an irrational love. He is against the grain, yet attune with our souls. Our God exists in the contradiction. And here, where you can be lost but found; Where you can be blind but see; Where you can be dead but alive; Where you can not know but believe, is where we can love. And we can be loved.

To know our God, is to know love. It is to show love, be love, have love, give love. Our God is an awesome God. Full of glory, majesty, all the greatest things a heart could need. But our God, greatest of all loves when no one can at all. Our God saves when we are not worthy. Because of his love we can quench our thirst. Because of his love we can fix our hunger. Because of his love we can accept chaos as peace.

Our God exists in the contradiction. The irrational place of against-human-nature and un-acknowledgeable reasoning. Our God is unconditional, irrevocable, immutable, and enduring. And with our God this love has been, is, and always will be.

And it is this love that sets a jailed man free, brings a dead man to life, and shows love to those heartbroken. We are all rejected, unwelcome, shunned, neglected, abandoned, and undervalued. And we are called by the grace of our savior Jesus Christ to a better life.

With an outstretched hand and an opened heart, our God calls us to better. He calls us to love and be loved. He calls us to not just breathe but live. He calls us to not just believe but follow.

We will never know the answer, the clue to the equation, the reason for this or the reason for that, but there is one thing we can be sure of. One thing that goes without doubt. One thing that we can rest our life in. And that is love.

God's love. And it will set us free.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Find Me

I'm so scared you'll never know me. I'm so scared you just take me for what's right there. What about between the lines? What about being my eyes? What about words, and smiles, and tears? What about knowing me? How much time will it take for you to ask? How much time will I be left in fear?

I'm scared you'll never know me. And it's so simple for you. Once you find the lock, the key will be given to you. And all you'll have to do is use it.

Saturday, July 16, 2011


I could destroy you. Devastate you. Ruin you. As you could do to me. But I am fire in your hands. Hot and heavy. I am never predictable and never containable. So, lets be real, here. Lets be honest. Playing with fire is one thing, but be prepared to get burned. Don't think you can just send sparks here or there without consequence. Fire can be beautiful, but it can be deadly. You won't be good enough until you can appreciate me. Embrace me. And accept that things will be a little messy. Tempers and all. You'll have to accept that. Because you've already lit the match, so don't turn and run. Be a man.

I'm looking for someone that is willing to drop everything to save me. Give every ounce of water to calm me. Run for me, not against me. I'm looking for someone great. Someone ready to fight fire. Someone ready to a little hot and stay. Someone that's willing to get a little close, get a little invested. And have enough courage to stay, and not too much pride to give up.

I'm looking for someone that doesn't want me to go on to great things, but someone that see the greatness I have already accomplished. Someone that's willing to understand my complexity instead of pulling the alarm. I'm looking for someone brave enough to light the match and face it.

Friday, July 15, 2011


We all want to win. There isn't one of us that has a drive to purposely lose. We're all wired for success and first place. We all feel strong standing tall on the podium labeled "First Place". But the deal is life is not about winning. This isn't a race, or a contest, or a game like Monopoly or Life. This is breathing, growing, and loving. That's what this is. So it's not about being the best, or the one with the most pride or accomplishments. This comes down to being humble. Being the one that can get down on your knees and admit your wrongs and apologize. It's about being the one that can give up everything at the end of the day. It's about accepting defeat, recognizing it, and embracing it. That's what life is. It's not a race, it's not about coming in first. It's about enjoying the time we have here and appreciating what we are given. It's about being able to let go of everything and embracing the one thing that really matters. And when ever you figure that one out, understand that sometimes it's better to lose, you can really learn to value. And that's when life is best lived.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Passing By

Life is give and take. From moments to every day. I never knew your name, but you meant something to me.