I started reading a book yesterday called, “The unhurried life”. There is so much in it that I want to think about and claim for myself. This was the beginning of a few thoughts that are emerging as I read.
The unhurried saviour.
Trust was the candle that lights the first steps,
Of this one who came to bring a lighter yoke,
The burden of his world contained in endless lists,
Counting up people’s failures in a world of impossibility,
He came to a world of religious bureaucracy gone mad,
Nothing was left to the blessed sanctuary of forgiveness,
Everything measured in a theology submitted to SMART goals,
Like our daily tally’s of checklists added onto checklists,
Marked against a performance review of missing the mark,
The candle of trust is the light at the end of the tunnel,
Beckoning me to live to a different rhythm,
God loves it when we choose to dance with him,
When we say no to one more task that threatens sanity,
Instead choosing to sleep or daydream to ensure rest’s restoration.
His first choice was to begin with compassion for his day,
His business strategy mapped out in thousands of years of history,
A patient testimony of heartbreaking broken promises,
The forgetfulness of children busy with their selfish ambitions,
Faithful lovingkindness is His ever present presence,
Then, at that right moment he chose to join the rat race,
I wonder why he didn’t choose the internet era?
Surely a more efficient way to disseminate the Kingdom’s message,
He came to a world bereft of email, Facebook
and the instant google answer,
In our time we have far more humane ways of killing each other,
The cross is far to slow for our tidy worlds,
We couldn’t stand a reminder of more than 140 characters,
Something that takes more than a few moments of our attention,
Is far too big a sacrifice to ask anyone to make today.