out of words
and so i wonder. when i wake up and force myself out of the warm confines of my bed, i wonder how the night before ended. and even though the rays of a new day shine out of the corners of my window... i wonder.
and it was this particular morning that i gave up trying to read the ap review book for the two chapters of psych that i didn't read.. and the three chapters of physics i didn't read, both of which were being tested on today. so... i stopped. or moreso, You let me pause. [and thank God, i think those tests went pretty well today... :)]
and it's times like these i'm thankful for little pause moments. when wonderful maker can go on repeat at 6:27 AM before it feels like anyone else in a two-mile radius is awake. when something about Your word catches my eye, that prompts me to wonder about You some more. what were matthew, mark, luke and john thinking when they were finished writing their gospels? when they woke up the next day and wondered.
matthew says: "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. - Jesus" hmmk. convicting. evangelical.
mark says: "Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it." hmmmk. extension of what matthew said - Jesus commands, and the disciples follow.
luke says: "Then they worshipped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy. And they stayed continually at the temple, praising God." a beautiful image... dancing, rejoicing after Jesus ascends. mmk.
then john. oh john. "Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written down."
wow..... wow. for some reason, i can't remember ever reading this. if someone were to tell me that this was in the bible at first, i'd think it were some sort of joke - the diction itself is far from... 'go and make disciples of all nations!" or "they stayed continually praising God." but....
Jesus did many other things. it's not just the new testament, it's our testament, our lives, mine and yours that He did and does great things in.
like a book with no words on the pages
i'm all out of language
i've nothing to say
so i stand in awe of You and Your great works, Jesus.