True faith is "trust-grounded obedience".* The elements of trust
and obedience are real, in-tandem, active:
Spirit-spurred outcropping of our confidence!
We obey I Am, Whom we know,
such knowledge so wonderful, it shows,
this gives us strength and rest
along the road of righteousness,
one not of our own, yet freely giv'n,
this garment of favor from the Lord.
Should mind condemn, trust-grounded obedience
dons Christ's helmet of sal
Background for the poem below:
EXODUS 4:7; EXODUS 4:29-31
7 The Lord said, "I have indeed seen the
misery of my people in Egypt. I have
heard them crying out because of their
slave drivers, and I am concerned about
29 Moses and Aaron brought together all
the elders of the Israelites,
30 and Aaron told them everything the
Lord had said to Moses. He also
performed the signs before the people,
31 and they believed. And when they
heard that the Lord was
How well unveiled are Noel’s mercies,
unified in untiring carols
heard across the towns and cities,
tied by chords decorating our world!
A’whirl are hopes, deep aspirations
which the Christchild’s birth embues.
”Gloria en excelsis Deo!”
aligns lives to the eternal Good News!