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Today, I’m going to ask you to indulge me.

I write a lot…notes, emails, letters, my journal, this blog.  But I don’t "do" poetry.

So, I’m spending time with God this morning, fully intending to read Psalm 90-105 today.  Starts out great.  I’m reading each verse out loud.  I’m praying these verses right back to God, out loud.  I read Psalm 90.  Moses’ psalm is one of my favorites.  I keep going, making various notes until I get to Psalm 96:1.  I read…

  • "Oh, sing to the LORD a new song! Sing to the LORD, all the earth."

I write this line:

  • "96:1 — It’s good to sing NEW songs [to God]."

No sooner do I write that line in my journal than this flashes into my mind.  As fast as I can go, I write:

"I want to be where Jesus is…
    among the poor,
    alleviating affliction,
    providing hope,
    showing love.

"I want to be where Jesus is…
    with the lonely,
    being a friend,
    infusing value,
    showing love.

"I want to be where Jesus is…
    with the sick,
    sitting beside them,
    quietly supporting,
    showing love.

"I want to be where Jesus is…
    with the questioning,
    opening the Scripture,
    pointing to Jesus,
    showing love."

"I want to be where Jesus is."

God just interrupted my nice, neat devotional plan to lay some lyrics to a poem on me.  In one corner of my mind, I secretly hope that I didn’t just mistakenly regurgitate a poem I’ve read elsewhere.  In another corner of my mind, I secretly wish that I could write some music to go with it.

Anyway, I’d thought I’d share how God "interrupted" my time with Him today.  🙂