Wednesday worship haiku

The Wednesday haiku is a tradition of mine over at Sword Saints. There's just something to be said for the economy of language for capturing a simple truth or a breathtaking beauty. As an example, we now have shelves of textbooks devoted to the study of light, and yet in the beginning God simply said, "Let there be light." And there was light, and it was good. There weren't diagrams and equations and explanatory text, just those few simple words that said everything that needed to be said.

A. W. Tozer wrote, in The Pursuit of God,

Hearts that are 'fit to break' with love for the Godhead are those who have been in the Presence and have looked with opened eye upon the majesty of Deity. Men of the breaking hearts had a quality about them not known or understood by common men. They habitually spoke with spiritual authority. They had been in the Presence of God and they reported what they saw there. They were prophets, not scribes, for the scribe tells us what he has read, and the prophet tells us what he has seen.

In Scripture, the prophets were, for the most part, poets. They painted pictures with words (some with many, some with few), offering a verbal canvas on which God was displayed in all His majesty for the people of Israel. They wrote and spoke because they had seen and heard and tasted and touched the very Presence of God. And long after the prophets, at the last, God spoke through His Son, the final word, the very Word made flesh.

May the words we write and speak, however many or few, be a report of what we've seen, not merely what we've read.

Father Almighty,
Infinite in majesty,
A consuming fire.

The Son Eternal,
the Word made flesh, Redeemer:
Death could not hold Him.

Comforter Spirit,
Breath and Love of God Most High,
Lord and life-giver.

Holy Trinity!
Mysterious communion,
Unity in Three!

Worship well! Blessings....