August 24, 2021

Soon We Will Be Done


His dominion is an everlasting dominion that shall not pass away, and his kingship is one that shall never be destroyed.
Daniel 7:14
Done with hatred and done with war;
come, lift the lonely, come lift up the poor.
Soon we will be done with the troubles of the world 
when heaven comes to earth.
No more weepin' and wailin' when heaven comes to earth.

    Done... 
    with the racism and sexism 
    and all the isms and prisons that bind us, 
    that blind us from the hurt of another. 
    I want to be done... 
    done with addiction, 
    with any affliction that takes a hold 
    and won't let go and speaks in lies and fiction. 
    I want to be done... 
    done with the things that divide us instead of unite us, 
    like the walls we build, the hate instilled, 
    as we fill with judgement inside us I want to be done... 
    done with the violence, 
    and the silence when facing injustice, 
    but I wonder if you'd trust us if love was our compass.

Soon we will be done with the troubles of the world 
when heaven comes to earth.
Done with hatred and done with war.
No more weepin' and wailin' when heaven comes to earth.
Come, lift the lonely, come lift up the poor.

    Soon, when we come together, 
    when we stand up for each other, 
    we will offer these hands and feet 
    and be love, compassion, and grace; 
    come heaven to earth; oh thy will be done!
 African American spiritual, with additional lyrics by Kyle Pederson

He has rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son.
 Colossians 1:13
Prayer after thinking about today's devotion:
When I pray, O God, for your will to be done, teach me what that means.
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After your own thanksgivings & petitions, close with the Lord's Prayer.

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