Lazaroo – Sunday, June 3, 2012

Jun 03, 2012 I Lazaroo.

 

Pray the words of this Lazaroo aloud, with eyes wide open:

“They will be entangled among thorns…”
(Nahum 1:10)

Just thinking about becoming entangled among thorns sounds unpleasant, Jesus…

but the reality is even worse:

painful
terrifying.

This isn’t the kind of thing that happens when I’m walking attentively along my path.

If there’s a thornbush up ahead
I can spot it well in advance

and steer clear.

Even if a few of its stalks are hidden – growing up inside a nonthreatening bush –

I’ll quickly be able to tell when I push the friendly branch aside
and one or two thorns poke through to stab my flesh.

It hurts
I might bleed

but I’m warned –
not trapped.

The only way I could ever become entangled among thorns is by leaving the path You’ve laid out for me on a dead run.

That’s how to plunge head-long into a mass of thornbushes
that grip me tight

back-to-front
head-to-toe.

_________
2 Samuel 22:37; Job 31:7-8; Psalms 16:11; Psalms 18:4; Psalms 35:7-8; Psalms 116:3; Psalms 119:35; Proverbs 15:10; James 1:1-15; Hebrews 12:1-6; 2 Peter 2:17-22

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Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

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