Thinking aloud about murder, adultery, and victimless crimes I was reading about the capture of Mosul and how one Iraqi soldier took revenge against the Isis guy who’d been behind the murder of his family. Once captured and identified, the … Continue reading
This is what I tweeted straight after church today – and now for the full story! Because it was really wonderful! So, where to start… Ok, maybe I’ll start with what today is… It’s a few different things: it’s 9 … Continue reading
This is a poem I wrote back in 2002 – I wrote it in Hebrew, and recently translated it into English. I was going through deep stuff at the time – very deep healing of emotional wounds. Jesus is amazing! … Continue reading
I’d like to talk to you for a minute about this thing I hear people say about Christians: look at them, they can do whatever they like and get away with it… I had someone comment on my blog once … Continue reading
so there was this guy who was very powerful, he was king and he could basically do whatever he liked – nobody would dare to stand in his way. he saw a woman and fancied her, and hey, so what … Continue reading
Remember being a teenager? That part of our lives when we feel like the grown-ups don’t understand anything, our parents are totally unreasonable in their demands, and if only they could leave us alone… So you come home in the … Continue reading
There was this thing doing the rounds on the internet recently, someone’s attempt at summing up the Bible in a fun sort of internet lingo sort of way. You may have seen it, and you may have even smiled – … Continue reading
Lord, I come to you
that it’s sorted
knowing that all the stuff I’ve said and done
all the evil thoughts I’ve nursed
all the nasty, yucky stuff that’s in me –
it’s all sorted, dealt with, nailed to the cross where you died.
I thank you,
my wonderful Saviour,
that through your blood I can be cleansed and forgiven
I can come to the Creator of the whole world and call him Daddy
I can confess to him the stuff that I feel guilty about
knowing that he isn’t waiting to beat me up with a big stick
though I do deserve it
knowing that you already took the beating
so I can come to the Almighty God, King of the Universe,
confessing the stuff I’m guilty of,
knowing that it’s already dealt with
knowing that his answer will always be the same:
neither do I condemn you. go and sin no more.
Thank you, Jesus.
© Meirav M. 2014
my name is meirav and I’m human and fallible and not always very nice. my heart is not full of love and beautiful stuff. there is ugliness in there. selfishness. yucky stuff. and in one sense it isn’t ok, and then in another sense it is – it’s sorted. sorted by the only one who could.
thank you, Jesus, my saviour, my messiah, my lord and master, my God. thank you that it’s not up to me to somehow magically make myself ok, by some impossible exercise of willpower. thank you that you have done it, and all I have to do is hang onto you for dear life. safe, like a child in a papoose carrier. safe in you. safe because of you. saved.