Tuesday, August 19, 2008

All Things New

Leave your country, your people, and your father's household. I will bless those who bless you, I must curse those who curse you, and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.
For the old order of things has passed away. I am making all things new.
Take off your sandals, for the place you are standing is holy ground. Go, I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people out of Egypt… I have seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing them.
For the old order of things has passed away. I am making all things new.
Today I will begin to exalt you in the eyes of all Israel. I will give you every place where you set your foot. The LORD your God is giving you rest and has granted you this land.
For the old order of things has passed away. I am making all things new.
Wake up, wake up, break out in song! He asked for water she gave him milk. Her feet sank, he fell. So may all your enemies perish O LORD. But may they who love you be like the sun.
For the old order of things has passed away. I am making all things new.
I took you from the pasture and from following the flock to be ruler over my people. I will give you rest from all your enemies and my love will never be taken away. Your house and your kingdom will endure forever.
For the old order of things has passed away. I am making all things new.
He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities. By his wounds we are healed.
For the old order of things has passed away. I am making all things new.
He has showed you what is good and what does the LORD require of you? To do justice, to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
For the old order of things has passed away. I am making all things new.
He has scattered those who are proud in their thoughts. He has brought down rulers from their thrones but he has lifted up the humble. He has sent the rich away empty.
For the old order of things has passed away. I am making all things new.
Blessed are the poor, blessed are the mourners, blessed are the meek, the hungry, the merciful, the pure, the peacemakers, the persecuted, the insulted. Rejoice!
For the old order of things has passed away. I am making all things new.
Why? Why are you crying? Who? Who are you looking for? The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life--only to take it up again. As the Father has sent me, I am sending you. Receive the Holy Spirit.
For the old order of things has passed away. I am making all things new.
He humbled himself and became obedient to death--even death on a cross. God gave him the name that is above every name because he made himself nothing. He became nothing. Likewise, be obedient. Continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling.
For the old order of things has passed away. I am making all things new.
I saw. I see a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passes away. Now the dwelling of God is with men, and He will live with them. There will be no death, no mourning, no pain.
For the old order of things has passed away. He who is seated on the throne says, “Behold, I am making all things new.”

1 comment:

simplygrand said...

This piece of poetry is so beautiful and so deep. I love it very much.