Poem of the Week [10.3]

April 27, 2010 § Leave a comment

Salsa as a metaphor for the apotheosis of the spiritual life? Odd combination for sure, but I think it is feasible. I know that venerable gospel artist Andrae Crouch did just that on one of his albums. Although his salsa heaven can hardly be distinguished from the usual black gospel he used to make, I think it was a worthwhile effort. In any case, here is my salsa heaven by way of the echo of a distant drum. Enjoy. « Read the rest of this entry »

Poem of the week [10.2]

April 17, 2010 § Leave a comment

Just in time before the week comes to an end. I wrote this upon reading Lamentations. This quatrain is inspired by Lamentations chapter 3, which also happens to be the climax of the book where God’s compassion is reflected upon. « Read the rest of this entry »

Encountering God

April 16, 2010 § Leave a comment

Jonathan Edwards on encountering God:

“I walked abroad alone, in a solitary place in my father’s pasture, for contemplation. And as I was walking there, and looking upon the sky and clouds, there came into my mind so sweet a sense of the glorious majesty and grace of God, as I know not how to express. I seemed to see them both in a sweet conjunction; majesty and meekness joined together: it was a sweet, and gentle, and holy majesty and also a majestic meekness; an awful sweetness; a high, and great, and holy gentleness.”

If you really want to meet God intimately, you need to see Him terribly. God’s true intimations reveal his awesomeness, greatness and sovereignty. Have you encountered his awful sweetness yet?

Poem of the Week [10.1]

April 8, 2010 § 2 Comments

No time this week to write a lengthy post. So I’ll start a new thing: poem of the week. As if that wasn’t already going on. Enjoy… « Read the rest of this entry »

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