John 17:1-11

When Moses found the burning bush
He was invited to remove his shoes
Holiness said, “Come, approach..
“Your life I wish to use.”

Jesus moves into such a time
In prayer with the Father
And the fact that His disciples were there
Didn’t seem to bother

It’s almost like He wanted them
To observe this intimate prayer
There was something important in knowing
We were invited to be there

To hear the heart of the father
Revealed through the prayer of the Son
That just as the two of them relate
So also we would become One

That we would have life of the Age to Come
And such life would bring God glory
Through knowing God, and His Son Jesus
We’re invited to enter their story

As we’re already known by them
And still Loved as ever before
Here is a moment we should truly
Embrace, and not ignore

Jesus, the sacrificial Lamb
On our behalf, is praying
Through Him all things were made
And in this moment, He’s saying

Everything that was given Him
We have been enabled to believe
To know His Words, and knowing God
His Life we shall receive

If we take a moment and perceive
The foundations that He’s laying
To calm our souls and quiet our voice
We can still hear Him praying…

Hebrews 13:20-21

When our world thinks of blessing
They often see dollar signs
Strength to fight disease or war
And freedom from daily grind

But when God’s followers pray to blessed
We are reminded right here
That it has little to do with our bank accounts
And more that God would come near

That God would make you complete
In everything Good so that you
Could do everything which is pleasing to Him
Which you were created to do

To reflect the image of God
To reveal His nature as Love
To live in such a way that shows
The great shepherd has offered enough

The same God of peace who brought Jesus back
Eternal Covenant by blood made
Is the God who offers through us to shine
When our world can’t see through the shade.

May we define blessing as living as light
In a land afraid of the dark
Proclaiming His Love & Hope with our lives
When all the world can hear is stark

1 Peter 5:1-5

A word to all the elders
Of their duty to their flock
To not outsource what matters
To the newest on the block

Zeal is no replacement for
Years of humble loving service
Yet instead of arrogance
Knowing this should us nervous

That we not become motivated
By doing any of this for our gain
For the foundation we do any of it
Is to bring glory to one Name

The chief shepherd is returning
To share glory never fading
So we can encourage all the sheep
There will come an end to our waiting

We must put on true humility
(Not false airs of self denial)
As servants of new sheep arrived
Not judges at a trial.

We serve as we have been served
And Love as He’s Loved us
Empowered by the Spirit given
And through whom we place our trust

He will return to complete everything
His promises He’ll keep
Until that day we continue in Love,
To serve and pursue His sheep

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