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Archive for December, 2010
Lord, here I kneel before you as a child with a gift of words but an empty mouth.
I have a request in front of me that I hand over to you but hear no reply.
There are just so many ideas, possibilities and questions swirling around in my head and heart.
All of these thoughts are heading towards a funnel in my head, but there is a blockage; a drought.
I don’t want meaningless words lost behind a melody; but I need words that speak your truth.
One answer to my burning question would bring water to a desert.
My question is this: why?
Why, when I look outside my window, is there a desperate World with artificial smiles on their faces?
Why is there such a drop in Church attendance, but a doubling in Church leadership?
Why can’t all young people share a strong will power to resist peer pressure?
Why do you seemingly sit back and allow your bride to decay?
Why do Churches that are not growing become content with their number instead of considering new methods of evangelizing?
Why have we allowed ourselves to lose the salt that we were born with due to our compromising attitudes?
Why are they happier becoming more of a club with people they know and like, rather than becoming a Church that is open to different people?
But Father, I suppose I have to realize that my queries will not change the direction of a culture.
Upon reflection, I know it is righteous anger that erupts from me.
But that anguish is not even comparable to the sorrow you must feel.
I know it must break your heart to see your children to stray from your path.
Unfortunately, at this time, they just cannot see what they are missing out on.
Having a relationship with you is the best thing that could ever happen.
You comfort me in my loneliest hour; you calm my raging seas.
So I’ll continue to have faith that the Great Shepherd of the sheep is still passionately seeking His lost ones.
Ryan Lane 2010 www.ryanlanewriter.com