40 blogs of Lent – Day 27
Messages to the churches – Day 22
Laodicea – Day 3
A poem about Jesus – and a mash up of ’60s and ’70s pop lyrics
The one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I ‘also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
I don’t want to be like you
I just want to be like me
Looking after number one
Is the way I want to be.
I do not need help
I’ll get through it my own way
I don’t really need you,
I’m OK every day.
But in the cold light of the morning
When there’s no one there to hear
I am left with the same worries,
I am left with the same fears
I try but I can’t get no
No satisfaction in my head
I need but will not listen
To the words that Jesus said
He says that I am needy
He tells me I need his love
I just say I do it my way
Without assistance from above
He says give up all my striving
For what this old world cannot give
He says he can bring contentment
He says he can make me live
He says he will raise me heavenwards
All I have to do is come
For the prize that Jesus gives us
Is what the Father gave his Son.
“And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God’s creation.
“‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realising that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked. I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, so that you may be rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself and the shame of your nakedness may not be seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, so that you may see. Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. The one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’”
The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.