How Will You Hide?
Adam hid from God … and was found.
Elijah hid with God … and was fed.
(I Kings 17:2-6)
Paul hid in God … and was forgiven.
How are you going to hide … and will it be effective?
(Hebrews 9:27; Revelation20:15; Romans 8:1; Romans 10:13)
Fade, fade each earthly joy,
Leave room for heavenly vision,
That I may see my bridegroom’s face
Along the way to heaven.
Fade, fade conceited mirth,
Leave room for heavenly peace
Which reigns midst tempest’s gloomy hour
And bids my sorrow cease.
Fade, fade temptation strong,
Leave room for God’s good will,
That I may follow where He leads
And find His pleasure still.
Fade, fade now, pride of life,
Leave room to view the cross,
That I may glory in His Name
For whom all things are loss.
Shine forth heaven’s light of day,
Leave room for nothing less,
And draw me towards my heavenly goal
Of Christ’s eternal rest.
Christina Joy Hommes
“If we could but see things that will be, we should be ashamed of our
thoughts of things that are.” – Matthew Henry
Just as in earthly friendships so with Christ, the more time we spend with Him, the more we will learn to look at things like He does. When we think like Christ we will gain His eternal perspective and our thoughts of things that are will begin to change.
“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard,
neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared
for them that love Him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9
He ran with outstretched arms to meet me
A wretch once called His child;
He came and He embraced me
His voice was sweet and mild.
I came to be His servant
Unworthy of His Name,
And yet with ring and raiment
He clothed me when I came.
He threw a feast rejoicing
That I at last had come.
And still I love recalling –
He bid me welcome home!
Christina Joy Hommes
You are majestic beyond our loftiest dreams.
You are holy beyond our deepest longings.
You are wonderful beyond our most hopeful enquiries.
You are grace beyond our darkest sins.
You are love beyond our fullest comprehension.
You are beyond us and yet stoop to make us Your children. And we respond the only way we can – offering ourselves with grateful thanksgiving.