Thursday, 6 March 2014

Choosing life

I call heaven and earth today to witness against you:
I have set before you life and death,
the blessing and the curse.
Choose life, then.

Deuteronomy 30:19

Choosing life
seems like such an easy road
For which of us
would choose death?
And yet, just as the Israelites
grumbled their way through the wilderness
stepping aside again and again
to sample more alluring pathways
and worship easier gods
so we are easily distracted
and easily diverted
Lured by instant gratification
wearied by the longer game plan
impatient for results
yet fearing what change might bring.
Our patient God
familiar with betrayal
and rejection
continues to blaze a trail
but also gently nudges from behind
covering all the bases
sweeping up on the sidelines
leading and prompting
and cajoling us
into life giving choices.
Choose life!

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