Sunday, May 5, 2013

The Holy and The Common

"They are to teach my people the difference between the holy and the common and show them how to distinguish between the unclean and the clean." - Ezekiel 44:23


What colors pop in a landscape of grey and brown?
A yellow flower, a red bird, a blue butterfly
What catches your eye in a dull and drab scene?
A shiny penny, a sparkling diamond, a ruby slipper
What stands out in a room full of mediocrity?

A framed picture, a whistled song, a child's giggle

What is true among the false?
Jesus, the Savior and the Messiah 
What is eternal among the fading?
God's love, faithfulness and mercy
What is beauty among the ashes?

The hope of glory, found only in Him

What is clean among the unclean?
One who is rescued and forgiven and made new by Christ
What is alive among the dead?
One who finds joy and courage and power in Christ
What is holy among the common?
One who is chosen and set apart and devoted to the will of Christ 


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