Anger and fear
Can burn slow and steady
They change the landscape of a life.
So can joy
And so can love.
God only knows the power of heat
In renewing a life.
Even in the burn of pain and loss
Or the combustible cross-hairs of faith and doubt,
A quiet ember of gratitude stands ready to spark trust,
And trust kindles joy.
Joy catches fire and banks the flames of freedom,
And freedom fuels love.
I want a flammable faith,
Hot enough to consume my own apathy;
A pyre for self-concern.
A faith that changes the landscape of my life,
From anger to joy
And fear to trust.
Thank You that Your love burns long,
And never goes cold-
Oh, how it warms my soul.
May I daily let it do its life-changing work
Thanks to Bill O., a faith-full man, for the imagery his good words gave.
Yes, yes it does repeat a lot. Listen as long or as short as you’d like.