Sunday, July 31, 2011
Fed By The Hand Of The Lord
You know, My Lord, for what it is that I thirst.
An invitation to come toYour life~giving water is extended.
In my fear, doubt and self reliance, I have sought to quench my thirst elsewhere, never satisfied.
In Your great love for me You question why I look to anyone or anything other than You.
Again You extend Your invitation, but now with more urgency to listen to You, to trust You.
Heed Me; listen to Me and you shall feast on life giving fare that will satisfy you to the depths of Your soul.
Allow yourself to be fed by My Hand. Allow Me to feed you with my very Self.
Come to Me and worry not that you have nothing with which to pay; for I, Your Lord, have paid the debt.
Come and have your hunger and thirst satisfied by My Hand.
~Reflection based on Isaiah 55:1~3
Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King
My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.
Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.
Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.