Confidence and Ambivalence: Faithful Living in Times of Trouble.
What an unsatisfying ending! What happened? After all that public declaration of the uncountable mercies of God, our songwriter suddenly has us mouthing this plaintive cry of a soul suffering under a new deluge of trouble.
Which one is it, Isaiah?
Which vision is the true Word of God that you saw?
Is it the iniquity, callousness and utter desolation,
or is it the holy mountain to whom the nations stream
in shafts of peaceful light?
Which do you see?
Which do you find easier to believe to be true?
Orange Cars and Butterflies: Christ’s Reign of Compassion
So it is with this reign of Christ,
this kingdom of God;
or to put it in Cedar Park language,
so it is with this Dream of God made known in flesh and bone,
in Jesus Christ, and in each one of us.
It’s out there, around us, waiting to be noticed,
just like orange cars.