Posted by: Postordinandy | June 18, 2014

John 16 (pt 9)

The world is overcome,

But we are charged to live in the times of transition.

Like a chicken, headless, yet still unaware of its demise:

The old orders run in chaos,

Reaping the rewards of disobedience and defiance.

We are not the judges of the world,

Indeed, we act as decapitated as all others,

Instead we are commanded to ‘take heart‘:

To find comfort, however cold it may appear,

In the surety and hope that what was broken is being repaired,

What was lost, found,

And what was separated, restored.


“Then Jesus’ disciples said, “Now you are speaking clearly and without figures of speech. Now we can see that you know all things and that you do not even need to have anyone ask you questions. This makes us believe that you came from God.” “Do you now believe?” Jesus replied. “A time is coming and in fact has come when you will be scattered, each to your own home. You will leave me all alone. Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with me. “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” [John 16:29-33]



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