Week 50   Day 5



words for the weary 

            are there any 

            and if so what are they


there are words for the weary 

that renew and revive and restore 

            but it is not simply the words themselves 

            but the spirit in which they are expressed 


                        there are words 

                        that feel like an embrace 


                        there are words 

                        that reach out and join hands  


                        there are words 

                        that help us to forget self and focus on others 


                        there are words 

                        that are shared like food across the table


                        there are words 

                        that feel like a burst of courage 


                        there are words 

                        that bring hope where there was none 


there are words for the weary 

when we thought we could not go on 

            and they come from unexpected places 

            spoken by inconspicuous angels 


words for the weary 

            they are like the breath of God 

            refreshing and renewing like a wondrous holy breeze






                            UNDESERVED PERSECUTION

Remember that our cornerstone, Jesus, was rejected too.

                                                  I Peter 2


     4Come to Him as to a living stone, rejected by men, but

chosen by God and precious, 5you also, as living stones, are

being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up

spiritual sacrifices to God through Jesus Christ.  6 It is also in

Scripture, "Behold, I lay in Zion a chief cornerstone, elect,

precious.  And he who believes on Him will by no means be

put to shame."  7To you who believe, He is precious; but to

those who are disobedient, "The stone which the builders

rejected has become the chief cornerstone."   

    9You are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy

nation, his own special people; proclaim the praises of Him

who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.

    11Beloved, as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from lusts

which war against the soul, 12live with honor among the

Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they

may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God.

    13Submit to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake,

whether to the king as supreme, 14or to governors sent by him

to punish evildoers and praise those who do good.  15For this

is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence

the ignorance of foolish men--16as free, yet not using liberty

as a cloak for vice.  17Honor all people.  Love the brotherhood. 

Fear God.  Honor the king. 

    18Servants, be submissive to you masters, not only to the

good and gentle, but also to the harsh.  20What credit is it

if, when you are beaten for your faults, you take it patiently? 

But when you do good and suffer, if you take it patiently, this

is commendable before God.  21Christ also suffered for us,

leaving us an example, 23who, when He was reviled, did not

revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but

committed Himself to Him who judges righteously.

    1Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands,

that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word,

may be won by the conduct of their wives.  3Do not let your

adornment be merely outward, 4rather, let it be the hidden

person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle

and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God. 

    7Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding,

giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as heirs

together of grace, that your prayers may not be hindered.
            This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV


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