Between Midnight and Dawn:The Heart of Christ




Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.
~Colossians 3:14-15


In these days of wrath and judgment,
it is all the more vital for the heart of Christ
to blaze up in the world and in history.
The church is sent into the world for this purpose:
in the midst of the mounting waves of panic,
in the midst of the furious breakers of spilt blood,
the church must fling itself against the waves
and bring the banner of love
to those who are drowning in loveless wrath.
~Eberhard Arnold from God’s Revolution


 I can give not what men call love,
      But wilt thou accept not
The worship the heart lifts above
      And the Heavens reject not,—
The desire of the moth for the star,
      Of the night for the morrow,
The devotion to something afar
      From the sphere of our sorrow?
~Percy Bysse Shelley from”To ___”
The love we lift up to the Creator
is a meager shadow of the life preserver
He throws to us in our distress,
His heart beating for ours
we are His body on earth.
We desire His heart, we mirror His love
like the night for the morrow.



One thought on “Between Midnight and Dawn:The Heart of Christ

  1. Imperative thoughts for all time – but especially now, in our present time of worldwide chaos
    and need for spiritual intervention when:

    – all seems lost in madness and perversity with no solution in view;
    – the Body of Christ needs to hear a strong reminder of their purpose and responsibility to be
    an effective witness to the world;
    – the poor and suffering among us need immediate respite and consoling words of hope and
    – our loving, compassionate Lord watches over us, showing His solidarity with us, and is
    ever ready to come to our aid.


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