This was a very fun presentation… It’s amazing that I wasn’t allowed to perform it for the intent upon which it was written, but I guess that just ties more and more into the theme of the piece…. Enjoy!
Here I am trodding
walking a mile in Jonah’s shoes
living my own ruse with a form of Godliness
Somehow I choose my way
like the Pharaoh of Moses day
Striving to take baby steps
when all I need is to obey
I won’t be swayed, much to His dismay
thinking that having a form of Godliness is okay
it’s been good so far I see
living a modern day Pharisee
lacking power and surviving on mercies
extended because of grace;
Taking two steps round back to the same place
But its good cause i’m living safe.
I see Him in a mirror dimly,
because when that which is true is to come…
this safe, misplaced faith will be undone
spewed out of the whale’s mouth like a lukewarm son
broken on the floor like crumbs
mucus stained with guilty pains
but thank God that His light is shone.
I see his face
and in me is shaped
sinews of promise bound by grace
coursing atoms of purpose in my veins
exiled off my Island with tattered chains
fetters removed recognizing Him as king.
launched into my comfort zone forever
perpetually uncomfortable with the Holy Spirit as my comforter
No longer broken apart but pieced together…
So dear Lord, I surrender.
White flag’s up as I’m down on my knees
cause I need not mine but your safety.
Where you will, there let me be;
I won’t relent until You have all of me.