Daily Archives: October 23, 2011

Family Humming – a Poem

Oven cooking,
Kitchen busy,
Mixer whirring,
Aromas wafting.
Dining table buzzing,
Dice and tokens clattering
… with an exciting game.
Music filling in the background gaps.
Television off.
Cat owning the heating vent.
Coffee percolating,
Tea brewing.
Family humming.
I love Saturday night!
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The Already and Not Yet – The Beauty and the Pain

You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. Ps 32:7

On this Sunday morning my reflection is simple. Every time I am gardening I am reminded of the “Already” and not yet”. Beautiful flowers bursting forth, and vegetables sprouting and growing remind me the Christian is already seated in heavenly realms (Ephesians 2:6 – Already seat with Christ). This is an important reminder because in the garden you are also surrounded by weeds and bugs – the opportunists who take any and every opportunity to destroy that which is good. That is the “Not Yet”. There is still a struggle, in this life, against sin and its pervasive results. Objectively we may be seated with Christ, but subjectively we struggle with the present.

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