Sunday, January 24, 2010

A Never-Failing Stream

~ Jeff took this picture from the Canadian side of Niagara Falls - fall 2007

I had this verse in mind to use for one of these Truth-Light-Hammer-Fire posts sometime; but when Jeff started sharing his excitement with me this week over what he was reading in Amos and actually mentioned this verse, I knew it was the one for today.

Ready to feel God's hammer? Read this verse and the preceding ones in The Message:
I can't stand your religious meetings.
I'm fed up with your conferences and conventions.
I want nothing to do with your religion projects,
your pretentious slogans and goals.
I'm sick of your fund-raising schemes,
your public relations and image making.
I've had all I can take of your noisy ego-music.
When was the last time you sang to me?

Do you know what I want?
I want justice--oceans of it.
I want fairness--rivers of it.
That's what I want. That's all I want.

Ouch, but at the same time, yes, God. Peel away the layers of religiosity that blind us to the true meaning of knowing You. Knowing You, following You, loving You, being with You, seeing the world through Your eyes, having my heart beat just like Yours, being immersed in the never-failing stream that is Your righteousness--that's what I want.


Margie said...

Yes, yes, yes.

Patti said...

We heard a jackhammer breaking up some concrete today. These verses are like a jackhammer. Thank you.