Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Bowling balls and bow and arrows

Bowling balls and bow and arrows

Aiming through narrow lanes,
Put the bowling ball down.
No need to lug and lift and throw,
Gently now lower to the ground.
Pins all lined up in a row,
Target in plain view,
Limited in its reach,
Man’s control to try to hit the few.

Now The archer’s tool to wield
The weight and draw fit to size
To aim and release the goal
Arrow placed, let loose and fly
Quiver filled like overflowing bowl
Windage adjusted by the Lord
Target greater, farther than sight can see
 Destination by man unexplored.

The call to serve where we are placed, sometimes feels like we are bowling, heavy, ungainly and demanding of lots of effort. But in truth we simply need to heed the call, to pick up the bow, aim and release then rest in the  Lord trusting he knows where to land what he asked to be released.

"Jesus said to His followers, 'Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.'” Matthew 11:28–30

 2 Kings 13:15-17  Elisha said, “Get a bow and some arrows,” and he did so. 16 “Take the bow in your hands,” he said to the king of Israel. When he had taken it, Elisha put his hands on the king’s hands.17 “Open the east window,” he said, and he opened it. “Shoot!” Elisha said, and he shot “The Lord’s arrow of victory, the arrow of victory over Aram!” Elisha declared. “You will completely destroy the Arameans at Aphek.”

Sharpen the arrows, fill the quivers! The LORD has aroused the spirit of the kings of the Medes, because His purpose is against Babylon to destroy it; for it is the vengeance of the LORD, vengeance for His temple

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