Thursday, August 07, 2008

Every Knee Will Bow, Every Tongue Confess





I long thought that the words above were the assurance of Christ's victory over a sinful world and yes the evil will get what's coming to them! Drinking from the spring of Grace and the fount of Mercy changes these words for me. The "other" doesn't seem so "other", my enemies remind me of myself, beauty found in wrinkles and age spots, richness found in a hobo's cabin - barest of necessities allowing him a freedom I could only dream of.....The Kingdom of God not looking terribly different than what pours out of the soul of a young woman committing her life to loving others in cockroach-infested, dangerous places. Every knee WILL bow, and Every toungue WILL confess but not under the gleaming sword of the oppressor of the world but in the wide open arms of the light of simple peace, simple love, simple words, and an equilibrium restored.

10 comments:

Jon said...

Thanks for these words, Sam. I'd love to come walk around your place for a few days sometime.

Jon

sam said...

You are welcome to do that sometime, we do have an extra bed and always have room for one more at the table. We could zip out to Mars Hill and listen, catch some bass, drink a few homebrews, and take the kids snipe hunting. There is always something going on - or not, thats good too.

sam said...

then maybe someday I can go with you to Africa and we can plant something or make a water filter or a biogas plant....

Jon said...

I'm game. Name the weekend, and I'll be there.

You really brew your own?

sam said...

I think Sept. would be good but of course I will have to check with Leslie. Lots of good stuff coming out of the garden in September and I should have some fresh venison too, special hunt for overpopulated area where a farmer dumped half a load of sugar beets this spring.
I do brew my own. I started recently but am hooked. I'm amazed at the quality. I should have three different ones ready to drink in Sept.

Steve Coan said...

Man, I wish I could come, too. I'm probably closer to either of your places than I've been in years. I'm out on the porch right now, looking up at Chimney Rock and thinking about running the Last of the Mohicans trail with my sons. But Texas is a long way from anywhere...

April said...

this is dynamic and powerful.

sam said...

APRIL! You're the young lady!

April said...

:-)
www.aprilburt.blogspot.com
There is alot more than on facebook, although some repeat posts!

brad said...

"Every knee WILL bow, and Every tongue WILL confess but not under the gleaming sword of the oppressor of the world but in the wide open arms of the light of simple peace, simple love, simple words, and an equilibrium restored."

Beautiful! Amen!