Original post at http://tbolto.wordpress.com/2014/08/31/repeating-on-word-law-and-life/
This was the start of my meditation on Psalm 119, which I started in December 2011. I finished in Spring 2012, but I have periodically been drawn back to this piece over the past few years.
How blessed are those whose actions are blameless,
who obey the law of the Lord.
How blessed are those who observe his rules,
and seek him with all their heart,
On Word, Law and Life
A. Along the Way
Aware, aware, finally aware that the righteous are blessed, those who stay close to the Lord, steeped in the Word, blessed are they.
Alive, alive, we are finally alive as we, wide-eyed disciples, search out our master, search deep into the living–that Word from the beginning.
Aware of the way,
they follow His way,
Active, acting, aware and acting on precepts proscribed and written, carefully acting and awesome aware.
Alleluia and Amen! Obedient, praying, discerning, firming–finding the way,
A student, I study, searching the Word,
Today in Law, in the Word.
Abandoned, yes, once abandoned, no more
Alone, I listen, I obey, I try to obey.
Alive, I too live; alive, I give thanks;
in my spirit, alive; keep me right, o Lord.
(c) Tom Bolton, Tippecanoe, 10 December 2011
I’m planning to repeat a stanza each Sunday for the rest of 2014.
It was a great start with the letter A, I think, with its emphasis on new awareness, and being Alive–in the Word, in relationship with Christ. I have been blessed in this way.
, Psalm 119
, The Word