K I N G D O M

The blind, the leprous, and the lame
Sought the Gracious One who came
Stretched forth a hand in dire need
And from redemptive curse were freed
In the Father’s name!

Death and demons—all the same
To the Blessed One who came
And made acquaintance with our grief
Stretched forth a hand and brought relief
In the Father’s name!

And now it falls to followers who
Through faith reborn—created new
To show the world a “kingdom come”
A Father’s will that’s “being done”
“on earth as it is in heaven”

And so we stoop to Christ-like serve
Even those who don’t deserve!
For we ourselves were scattered sheep
Over whom our Lord would weep
In the Father’s name!

If we, like Him, who bore our sorrow
Bring help and hope and new tomorrow
Help them touch the Garment Hem
Why, the Kingdom’s surely come to them
In Jesus’ lovely name!

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Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”

–Matthew 6:9-10

“Heal the sick… and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near
to you.’”
–Luke 10:9

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2 thoughts on “K I N G D O M

  1. Yes it is Brad. But one of the rich paradoxes of the word of God and the Word of God is that, while nearly everything is easier said than done, it’s all do-able. At one end of the mission accomplished spectrum is a servant like the priest Damien and the sister Marianne, of Molokai Island, who colonized an outpost of lepers for the kingdom of God and who truly made the story of a self-sacrificial Lord his own story, and at the other end you have one who simply “gives a cup of cold water in my name” to one in need of it. Either way, we are ‘bringing the kingdom of God near’ because of that one, abiding truth, “Greater is he that is in us, than he that is in the world.” God bless you Brad, and thanks for stopping by!

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