Shame, Shame

Shame, Shame, I know your name.
You follow me day and night,
not failing to remind me of my failures.

Shame, Shame, you know my name.
You give me a new idenity each morning:
“Failure! Disgusting! Unlovable!”

Shame, Shame, I know your game.
Liar, thief and cheater.
You convince me of lies, you make me a believer.

Shame, Shame, I know of a Name
who leads to your ultimate defeat
He saved me from your grips of death
And in itss place, I receieved an embrace of life.

His name is Jesus, He gives me grace.
In His name, shame, you have no power.
you do not have the final say in this matter.
your voice grow softer as His grows louder,

I can hear Him call me a new name,
It’s short, simple, but life-changing.
He whispers: “You are Mine.”

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Sunny days

Sonset

This was the sunset from my bathroom window.

John 8:12 popped into my head.

“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

What a reminder. What a comparison.

God is love. The Sun is a ball of fire.

God loves. The Sun shines.

*My actions do not effect the Sun. I can stay inside all day, I can be outside all the time. The Sun is going to shine nonetheless. The sun’s ability to shine or not shine has nothing to do with me, but without the Sun I would cease to exist.
God does not love us base on what we did. Your actions, your words, your sin is not a measuring stick for how much God loves you. His Love does not waver each day based on your performance. It is constant.¬† God is love. It’s what He does, It’s what He is.

*At night, I might not be able to see the Sun, but I know it’s still there because I am alive. Without the sun and it’s heat, we die.
Because of the Lord’s great love, we are not consumed: by darkness, sin, circumstance, addiction, lust, depression. He is our hope and he is our Comfort through the night.¬† His comfort is like the warmth of the Sun. You can not see warmth, but you can feel it.

*The sun does not make darkness. Darkness is the absence of the sun.
God does not create evil, or make bad things happen. He cannot make evil anymore than the Sun can make darkness. He is the Author of all life, and all good things. Darkness is the absence of God.

I heard this song recently, True Love by Phil Wickham, and the song starts out with:

“Come close, listen to the story about a love more faithful than the morning.”

I was confused at first, how could God’s love be more faithful than the morning? and then it hit me, one day the sun won’t rise, the morning won’t come, but God’s love will still remain.

thankful for the sun, even more thankful for the Son.

-Marlie