He executes justice for the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets prisoners free, the LORD gives sight to the blind, he lifts up those who are bowed down, the LORD loves those who live justly. The LORD watches over the immigrant and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked. -Psalm 146:7-9

Monday, August 17, 2009

Distressing Disguise

He is in the pain, he is in the need
He is in the poor we are told to feed

Though he was rich for us he became poor
How could he give so much what was it for

In his distressing disguise he waits for us to surmise
That we rob our brother by all that we own
And that's not he way he has shown

He is in the hand that reaches out to give
He is in the touch that causes men to live

So speak with your life now as well as your tongue
Shelter the homeless, take care of the young

In his distressing disguise he hopes that we'll realize
That when we take care of the poorest of them
We've really done it to him.

Every time a faithful servant serves a brother who's in need
What happens at that moment is a miracle indeed
As they look to one another, in an instant it is clear
Only Jesus is visible, for they both disappear

-Michael Card

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.-2 Corinthians 8:9