Welcome to Monday Manna. The purpose of this meme is to get together and get to know Christ more through His Word. The first and third Monday of each month, anyone who wishes can post their thoughts on a verse Joanne introduced at her blog the Thursday before. It doesn't have to be a long post -- just a few thoughts, a picture you feel helps express it, a poem, a short story, a devotional. Today's verses are Genesis 1:1 and John 1:1.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1)
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1:1)
The following poem is included in my book, Woman At The Well. It was inspired by these 2 verses:
To speak would mar the vast silence of His love within me.
It would shut out the cries of a hundred million years of creation.
To form a thought would shatter the perfect void.
It would overshadow the instant creation began.
To move would cause a tidal wave within my soul.
It would wash away the utter emptiness with which He has filled me.
I no longer want Him to hurry and finish with me.
Now I long for Him to begin.
I no longer search for happiness in this life.
Now I celebrate the joy of His promise for the next life.
I no longer crave the things of this world.
Now I am satisfied into eternity with the whole of Him.
I no longer need to look upon the cross.
Now I pick it up and feel it, own it, live it every day.
I no longer aspire to greatness on the earth.
Now I wait, content to attain a future glory.
Now I feel the expectation in every sunrise,
Savor the quiet calm of each sunset.
Now I am comforted by the company of a billion stars: the saints who wait for me in heaven.
Now I recognize the face of God in every living thing on earth.
Now I long to be the balm of every hurt and to care for all mankind.
Now I know and accept that I am unworthy.
Now I bow down in abject humility before His mighty throne.
Now I lay my heart at the door of His plan for me.
Now I am satisfied beyond anything imagined or dreamed about.
Now I am alive.
Now I am whole.
Now I am empty.
Now I am ready.
And I am worthy.
(c) 2008 - Mary Moss