A couple of days ago Steve Lawson sent me the lyrics to this song by Martyn Joseph which reflects some of the tensions that all of us feel when we think about the kingdom of God. Good and bad, light and dark are all intertwined in our lives and our world.
I have been grappling with this during the last week following the tragic motorcycle accident that our good friend Steve Ruetschle was in. Steve fractured his C6-C7 vertebrae and it possible that he will be a quadraplegic as a result. Whatever happens the recovery will be slow and traumatic. Steve is one of the gentlest and most godly people I know. He has a beautiful wife and 3 lovely kids and one cannot help but ask why? The kingdom is here and is breaking into our world but there are many places in which its light seems very dim
Thanks Steve for the link.
The light or the shade, concealed or displayed
Enemies, friends, opposite ends
Bitter or sweet, ruffled or neat
Feathers or lead, silent or said
Generous or mean, corporate or green
Vagrant or lord, the dove or the sword
Distinct or obscure, prosperous or poor
Devil or saint, we are and we ain’t
Life’s secret code
On yellow brickroads
The question’s still “Why?”
Thunder and rainbows
From the same sky