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Simplicity

He confounded the wise in their own craftiness
He revealed himself to babes
Those who became as little children
Guileless, dependent, vulnerable
He hid himself in simplicity
He preached in parables
He revealed himself to sinners
He ate with publicans
He accepted hospitality from tax collectors
Because they took him as He was
They sat and enjoyed his presence
Marvelled at his wisdom
Greeted him with a kiss
Anointed his head
Wept and washed his feet
Those that were blind learnt that he healed
Those that could not walk learnt he restored limbs
Those that touched his garment learnt faith works miracles
Those that craved money learnt it was not necessary
There was no ostentatious Christian jargon
It was simple truth

Those who received the Holy Spirit
Did not have the learn another language
They did not have to sit at Gamaliel's feet
They did not have to consider their travels
They went where they were lead
They were found in other places
As a child they did not understand why they had to go
Yet they saw his miracles on the way
They went doubting nothing
They trusted his leading.
They took no thought for the morrow
They were content with their state
They were babes they did not seek their own glory
They walked beside their Father
Daddy hold my hand
Lead me where you will
I feel safe with you
Absolute trust
Absolute faith
Absolute love

22 May 2006

References:
1Co 3:18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
1Co 3:20 And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain. Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours; whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours; and ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's.
Mat 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight.
Act 10:20 Arise therefore, and get thee down, and go with them, doubting nothing: for I have sent them.

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer. Psalm 19:14
Stephen Share 2006

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