Monthly Archives: January 2017

Moon shaped landscape

 

The moon shines on it name sake landscape
Peaking behind touchable 3D clouds
That move as fast as the Lewis wind.

Northern stars keek at the moon shined terrain
Never moving, stable as the rocks that hold together
A melted snow drenched country.

The rippling loch co-operates with the Atlantic ocean air
And creates a dance in sync with flying geese
Jagged and graceful, separate and together.

The Islands other inhabitants;
Strong people, strong houses, strong fences, able to resist all weather
Fit snugly into where the land permits.

The sun rises on what it promised;
Rugged and tree-less attractive beauty; like the Gaelic language,
Hard to understand but beautiful.

 

We arrived late at night at Tobson, on the Isle of “Greater Bernera” [Gaelic: “Bearnaraigh”], (a Western Island from Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland) for a break. The moon came and went with the clouds.

“keek” is a Scots word for “look” or “peak”. Scottish Gaelic is the first language. English is the second language.

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Who are these ?

“All the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying: “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom, Thanksgiving and honor and power and might, Be to our God forever and ever. Amen.” Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, “Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from?” And I said to him, “Sir, you know.” So he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” “Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple. And He who sits on the throne will dwell among them. They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat; for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”” ‭‭Revelation‬ ‭7:11-17‬ ‭

Who are these ?.

They are loud
They sound like strong, powerful and moving waters
Making their critical mass noise where they don’t deserve.

Loud and white
Red and white
Blood red and white apparel
Blood red, white and loud
Suit these loud worshippers
Before the throne of the donor.

But despite the local clothing
The question is asked because
They look like strangers: do they belong before this throne ?
Are they worthy of the King’s focus ?
They are unrecognisable…who are these ?.

The answer comes like a scientific discovery…
They are totally different to what they were:
Smelling of the vile odor of death.

Now transfigured:
They are singers
They are dancers
They are thinkers
They are overcomers
They lovers
They are soldiers
They are forgivers
They are victors.

They are clean and white
They are pure and red
History re-written…
They look totally different.

Angels, creatures, elders get it…
Is that them ?
Really ?
What an amazing change !

The heavenly response flows:
Life circulates between the throne and the vessels of love:
Shepherding
Protection
Love both ways.

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The veil is taken away

Moses condescends to the foot of the mountain
His face shining out of the darkness and tempest
A veil restricts the view of glory
By closed minds and blinded hearts.

Jesus condescends to the foot of the mountain
His face bloodied by an evil crown
A veil restricts the view of glory
By closed minds and blinded hearts.

Jesus draws up to Himself a different people
His face shining till there is no darkness
There is no veil to restrict the glory
For hearts who have turned to behold His face.

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A slowish burn

Mark 4:28 “For the earth yields crops by itself: first the blade, then the head, after that the full grain in the head”

Line upon line
Faith upon faith
We are transformed
Grace upon grace.

By faith and patience
We inherit
Promises given
Gradually cherished.

First the seed
Then the stem
His Word & Spirit
Fills the head.

Transformation
A slowish burn
From the Seed
And soiled turned.

My reading here. 30 seconds…

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