HERE I AM, O Lord, trying to figure things out, doing my best to make sense of this crazy world.
You have shown me so many things, your eternal truths. You reveal to me the secrets of the human heart.
I see the humble defeat the devil in everyday struggles, in tough realities — while the arrogant run and hide from a shadow.
Half truths spread out like oil over water. People find strength they never knew they had.
Courage out of nowhere. Goodness from the villain. Corruption from the so-called saint.
Powerful men in suits lie to millions, even billions. Prisoners break bread with me.
I see myself there too — the good and the bad. And why not? I’m human just like the rest of them.
And if I know God and I still do wrong — what’s my defense then?
I wonder how your Son did it. He knew so much, he knew our hearts. Yet he stayed innocent.
He could have called down fire from heaven. He could have wiped us out.
Who would have been spared? Who would be left standing when he asks, is your life without sin?
The Son of Man proclaimed the Kingdom. He showed us what’s right and wrong, clear as day.
But from there, he moved forward, even deeper.
Since it’s not just about knowing, but rather being.
It’s not just about the prophecy, but the prophet.
It’s not just the word becoming flesh, but being flesh in me.
And for those who follow him, he leads us to a spacious place — where his heart is wide open as the universe.
He tells us the way is narrow, yet he offers us abundant life. How can that be?
Won’t you explain it to me, O Lord?
And I start to realize slowly, bit by bit. I can’t grasp the mystery on my own.
But the Holy Spirit speaks to my spirit if I’m willing to listen.
I can’t run around pointing fingers, until my own conscience is clean.
We all run the risk of hypocrisy when we preach from a place of power.
The Baptist cried out for repentance, and the Son answered the cry with his blood.
The innocent One died for us. It had to be that way.
So even the hardest heart might soften.
Even the deepest hurt may be healed.
Even the most hopeless prisoner might fly free.
Understanding the secrets of God is not knowing more, but being more.
So let the Son rise and become flesh in you.
Give your heart the chance to grow wider, fuller.
So you may be slow to anger. So you may abound in love.
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When Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Philippi he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”
They replied, “Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah, still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”
He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter said in reply, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”
Jesus said to him in reply, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah. For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father.Matthew 16:13-17
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