Zeal

Zeal
for God’s truth
is not about being right
it is right
being
true, just, eternal
and full of grace
it is
not a tempest loosed like hungry hounds
not our own stormy desires
to defend
the lion that needs no defending
but His bold love
living
laced
with much kindness
and patience.

Zeal
for God’s truth
is
life
giving
The Gospel – His Passion – His Saving
GRACE
His Cross
His Son
cherished
His Spirit
active
in our faith
while we live
while we give
all
plus
our other cheek
without being cheeky
!

Petra O. Hefner

Scripture Reference

Xylophone

Xylophone, xylophone
play me a song
play me a dirge
make it extra long
for those who sleep
but cannot rest
for those who sin
without
within
who know not
what forgiveness is
only that their own goodness counts
and that their badness amounts
to nothing
much.

Oh, xylophone play
play deep
deeper still
they’ve already ignored
His sovereign will
play high
higher yet
pierce the sky
with your cry
set on vibrato
for they’ve already sold
the truth
for a
lie.

Oh, xylophone, xylophone
play extra loud
louder still
while it’s still still
still day
still time
for those who still won’t
who won’t wake
but can’t sleep
Oh, play.

Xylophone, xylophone
play a bit softer
play a bit kinder
play
while we pray
while we weep
while they sleep
without rest
’cause they won’t
still won’t wake
but can’t sleep
while we weep
while we pray
Oh, pray
!

Petra O. Hefner

A Wisp of Hope

Where
the blight of night
bleeds worn
where winds and waters sleep
where expectant dew explodes
and fog escapes the deep
a wisp of hope
begins to stir
the glassy moonlit tide
and angered waves collide
with dawn’s first splash of light
roused rays of life
flood in
where frozen hearts once blazed
where swelling tears erupt then turn
into a boom of praise!

Petra O. Hefner

Scripture References