Saturday, April 1, 2017

VESPERS AT THE END OF THE SABBATH: JOURNEYS : Walking To Truth!

I Wanted To Know Truth
So ... I Sought It
AND
Started Traveling!

Yesterday
At 11:47 am
After Many Days On
The Lonesome Road
I Had Arrived At
Sincere-Desire-To-Know-Truth
AND
I Was Shocked To Know
That This Central-To-Gaining-Knowledge Pivot-Point
Had No Guards
No Bells
No Whistles
No Attendants
BUT
It Had A Simple Refreshment Stand
With A Simple Banner
- White Print On Painted-Black Board -
Which Simply Stated:

Truth
Is Like A Glass Of Clean Water
Imbibed

After A Walk
In The Desert Of Lies!
 ... It Refreshes
And
It Edifies!
- Drink Freely -
For
Beyond This Point
- In The Land Of So-Much -
Intoxicating Beverages
Will Cause You
From Truth
To Be Out Of Touch!



I Started To Feel ... A Way
BUT
Then I Caught A Glimpse
Of "That" Sign:


Forward Ever! 

Backwards Never!



And ...

The Die Was Cast!
I Was Headed To Truth!

When I Found It
Would I Have
The Willingness Of Heart
To ... Obey It?!
I Have To Find Out!

See The Way Marks ...

Jesus Is The Truth!
Truth Will Set You Free!
Oh, Taste And See
That The Lord Is Good!
Goodness And Mercy Shall Follow You!
God Restores!
Put Truth In The Inward Parts!
Lean Not On Your Own Understanding!
The Word Is The Truth!
The Word Is God!
The Word Is A Foot-Lamp!
The Word Is A Path-Light!
The Lord Is Thy Light And Thy Salvation!

I Was Starting To See A Trend
When, Suddenly ...

I Saw The Water Tower
Bespeaking The Wild And Wooley Town Called:

Too-Much!
Famous For ... Whatever!!

Population: Who Gives A Damn!

Mayor: Don't-know Don't-Care
WELCOME ... If You Feel So!


Oookay ...!

I
- With More Courage Than Brain -
Entered The Town
AND
Immediately
I Knew!

What It Is That I Knew
I Could Not Wrap My Mind Around
BUT
I Knew ...

Do What Thou Wilt!


Was The Whole Of The Law!

This ... This ...!


Audibly, I Said:

If God Be For Me ...!

... And Got

A $50 Moving Violation!

Before I Could Object
Someone Sneezed
AND
I Said:

God Bless You!

And Got ...

A $75 Ticket
For Uttering Foul Language In Public!

Before I Had Spent
One Full Hour In That Hell-Hole
I Had Racked Up
$510 In Tickets
For Violating Too-Much Town Ordinances!

I Couldn't Decide
If I Should Laugh
OR
If I Should Cry
OR
If I Should Rejoice
Since
I Was
- In Living Color -
Beholding
The Working Out Of
Truth vs. Lie!

I Was Seeing
- First-Hand -
The Battle Between
The Fraud And The Lord!

Town Too-Much
Had Too-Little
To Probably None
Of The Good
AND
Perfect Gift
For Having Chosen
Open Rebellion
AND
Selling Truth
As Wood-Coals!

I Found
Faith
Locked In The Town Stocks!

Grace Had Been Ignominiously Maced!
You Should Have Seen Her Face!

Honor Had Lost A Leg!

And, Then ...

I Saw Truth ...

Cast Down In The Street
With The Awful Offal
Of Sin
Spread Out
Rubbed Into His Face
BUT
Surprise, Surprise
Truth Still Had Beauty!

Truth Was Being Held
Helped Up
By Love
The Love Of God
Our Father
Willing To Save Those
Those Wayward Ones!
The Wayward Ones
That He Loves!

Then ...

I Saw Him
- The One!
The Savior! -
Walking In The Way
Calling
Gently Calling:


Children, 
Come Home, Today!


Don't Cast Away Your Confidence!

Your Reward Of Recompense Is Sure!
Don't Give Away Your Birthright
For Bean Stew
That Will Discomfit You
Before Night!


Don't Labor

For That Which Satisfies Not!
Don't Labor
For What Is Not Bread!

Store Up For Yourselves
Riches In Heaven
Not That Which Will Testify Against You
Before The Redeemed Ones
Shall Be Caught Up!
Come Unto Me
And
You Will Be Safely Fed!



Today ...

I Have This Hope
A Hope Within My Heart
That Calms
Centers
Focuses Me
For
I Have Truth
Seated
Within My Heart!

I Make Appeal
To My Father
Desiring
To Walk In His Way!
Desiring To Be The Child
Obedient
In Or Out
Of The Fray!

I Don't Say That
The Way Is Easy!
I Do Say:

Jesus Saves!


God Cares!


I Will To Be Wise
BUT
Not In My Own Eyes
AND
I Have Surrendered
My Own-Way Card
Received
At Town Too-Much ...
Town Too-Much Lies!

P.S.:

Every Nation
Every Family
Every Language
Every People
Has A Town Too-Much ... Lies!
BUT
There Shall Be
Representatives
From Each
In The Land Where
Light Destroyed Lies!

The Journey To Truth
To Jesus Christ
The Lamb Of God
Is
Personal
Private
Peculiar
AND
Is Attached To A Promise
Of Salvation
To The One
Who Successfully Completes
The Journey!

Jesus Paid Your Travel Expense
So Start Walking!
He Is With You
So
Trust Him To The End
For
On This Very Personal God
You Can Surely Depend!

Heaven Awaits


The Truthful Faithful!