Would it not be I


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If I knew your thoughts, your doubts and fears
If I felt your joy, your fizz and your pain
If I saw through you the things that you see
If I hear through you every sound that you hear
If I felt through you each high and each low …
Would it not be I
That then knelt in love?

If I your Lord, your Father and God
Know, feel and see
Just you alone …

Multiply that by every single one
Multiply that by each sacred heart
Multiple that across each home and town
Multiply that by each inch, yard, and mile
Multiply that by all time and space …
Would it not be I
That then knelt in awe?

If I your Lord, your Father and God
Know, feel and see
Never just you alone …

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Our reality?
One partner for life, a handful of children and family, some friends … So we look at God with awe and fear and distance. Toe nail worship. Smite or smite not. We “dare” to get closer (smite or smite not). We “dare” to look up. We “dare” as we scare and tremble and bow. We imagine the intimacy we crave, yearn and grow with our Lord.

His reality?
No imagination. Right now He is breathing as one with every living being. Right now He is living billions of different feelings. Right now He is crying and laughing and grieving and partying. Right now He has what we dare to crave as One – except to the “power of infinity” – without any clock or second hand – without any yesterday or tomorrow. Always – always – just His eternal “now”.

Imagine that: not just “one” – but “every one who ever was who ever will”.
Imagine that –
Would you not be the most gifted being ever.
Imagine that –
Can you imagine that He might not kneel to us in thanks.
Imagine that –
And then imagine as you worship Him …
So He does you.

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After this he went out and saw a tax collector named Levi, sitting at the tax booth; and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up, left everything, and followed him. Then Levi gave a great banquet for him in his house; and there was a large crowd of tax collectors and others sitting at the table with them. The Pharisees and their scribes were complaining to his disciples, saying, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?” Jesus answered, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick; I have come to call not the righteous but sinners to repentance.”
Luke 5:27-32

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Would it not be I
That then knelt in love?
Would it not be I
That then knelt in awe?

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9 thoughts on “Would it not be I

  1. Beautiful. “Right now He is living billions of different feelings. Right now He is crying and laughing and grieving and partying.” Better than the 7 wonders of the world, that each one of us is so unique in His eyes, so complete and so in love with each and every one of us, just the way we are. Great writing Paul.

    • Sammy, sort of all washed over me this morning – a real connection from His perspective (maybe). Like – WOW – what would this be like with every single one of us all the time! We go WOW because it is one-one – imagine that “billions-one” all the time at the very deepest level …. BOOOOOOM!!!

      Kind of took me grey cells through the washer and wringer and spin dryer!! 🙂

      Thank you! 🙂

  2. We tend to view God as singulair (and solitary in the little box we create for Him) often failing to “see” Him or acknowledge Him in all of Earth’s people. Love the way you so totally turned that around! WOW mornings are good mornings 🙂

    • Hiya Lilka – WOW mornings!!

      As this one has bubbled gently it also seems linked to the “fear” word. As in – if our wonderful Father has “access” of the sort that blows our minds “one-one” – then what does that do “all at once with everyone all the time”? That has to be The Love Machine of all Love Machines! And how can I fear anything when I have that image in my mind? How can that not change me?

      🙂

  3. I wanted to tell you Paul I really admire your freedom in Christ. You know the most important thing is Him. That’s it just Him. And you have taught me so much about that. Thank you love.

    M

    • Melissa – what a fabby-dabby-dozy thing to say! Thank you!! 🙂
      Because this church … You … Others … this whole church … has allowed me through Him in each of you that freedom. I read your words, and I see you setting that flame in others, your fire igniting the tinder in others. One flame in Him in us as One!! Thank you – you gorgeous (God Loving) pyromaniac!! 🙂

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