The battle is seen, and yet so unseen.
And my heart longs to really see each one.
And each one wants to be seen.
The aggressor, the victim, the marginalized, the misunderstood, the confused, the angry, the hurt,
And I seek HIM.
I seek the One who sees all the earth,
and all the people,
and how we are falling apart
and ripping apart at the seams.
How we are lashing out at one another,
and hurting one another,
and blaming Him.
And He knows each heart.
Because He is love.
And when He walked this earth,
He looked out at the masses
and He had compassion, and His heart broke.
We were harassed and helpless,
like sheep without a Shepherd.
There was a battle
and He knew it.
And the battle was not with flesh and blood – with people against people –
but the real battle was spiritual.
angelic and demonic,
Deity and satanic,
locked in combat.
Good versus evil.
And there was,
and there IS,
a battle for the human mind and heart.
Truth came in human form,
and He saw through it all.
And He had compassion,
and He condemned those that claimed to have the corner market on truth
And He stood up to temptation
with His sights on the goal
and He reached the goal
and He was silenced……………..
And humanity went on with their day
and their next
and their next
not knowing that a precious,
had been made for each of them.
Out of love.
For He is Love.
And when my Jesus,
walked out of that tomb,
He had heaven’s glow.
For the weight of the world,
the weight of sin,
the sting of death,
and condemnation for wrong-doing,
had been conquered with that act.
And He had made it so simple!
Follow Him, trust Him, believe that
is the only One to save.
And He invited everyone to the table.
And He invited everyone to drink deep of His love and wisdom.
And He invited everyone to freedom from the harassment of evil.
And He invited everyone to walk in truth.
He validated the O.T. writings.
He fulfilled the law.
God with us.
Holiness was finally satisfied with this one act,
And before Jesus
ascended heavenward before their eyes,
He charged His followers with unwavering commitment.
He warned His followers that they would be treated badly,
because although He conquered death,
the battle raged on seen and unseen.
Because now it was a race against time
before the end,
and the glorious beginning.
Evil knew this.
And a small contingent of humans
started the word
about the Word,
Indwelled by Spirit,
holy and wise.
of the people that were born into this world,
were loved by He who formed them
and who is Love.
And the weight of sin on this world,
and the attacks unseen,
and the choices made
that don’t follow He who is Truth,
cause the mind to battle
and cause the enemy to double-up forces
and cause brother to be against brother
and looking up
is what we need.
And we stare at our feet,
stuck and mired in mud.
And we embrace life in the mess.
And we go with the crowd.
And we delight in our rebellion.
And we are unaware….
That we are meant to be kept in the dark
by those who are darkness.
And that light and Light are pursuing
and offering a way out
And this man, Jesus, who mingled among us,
walked humbly and boldly,
a beautiful combination.
Sinners were the ones He moved in and through life with.
But He always offered His righteous hand,
to pull them out of being stuck.
Some would grab hold,
some would refuse.
And that is still the case.
You know the truth.
Know the Truth.
Be set free.
– Susie Stewart
“…you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free….if the Son sets you free, you are truly free.”
– John 8:32, 36 (NLT)