Quotes: Change

Like a living organism [faith] has a remarkable ability to adapt to change. At our best, Christians embrace this quality, leaving enough space within orthodoxy for God to surprise us every now and then. At our worst, we kick and scream our way through each and every change, burning books and bridges and even people along the way.
Rachel Held Evans,
Evolving in Monkey Town

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral. –Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NRSV)
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:

In the higher world it is otherwise, but here below to live is to change and to be perfect is to have changed often. –John Henry Newman

When Jesus came, He shocked, surprised and exposed the system. Are we not called to do the same? – Tim Green, Dean of Religion, Travecca Nazarene University

God Who Brings the Cleansing Rain
by Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia
Meter 77.77
Suggested tune: THE CALL (United Methodist Hymnal #164)

God who brings the cleansing rain
saturate our thirsty bones
with the milk of mercy sweet
with the blood that brings us home

God who rules the fiery sun
kindle now our brittle hearts
set ablaze our tender lives
forge our ways till sin departs

God who rides the winds of change
anchor us against its wrath
set our face toward holy ends
fix our walk upon your path

God who sends the silent snows
quiet us against your breast
cover us with hope-filled wings
whisper soft your word of rest

God who steps into our time
Take away this needless fear
Turn our lives to songs of praise
Play us for your world to hear

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God Who Brings the Cleansing Rain  © 2010 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia
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