You Are God Alone…

AUGUST 1993 – I started an adventure, and failed miserably. Circumstances changed, structures crumbled, and the path looked to be gone altogether…

You are not a god
Created by human hands
You are not a god
Dependant on any mortal man
You are not a god
In need of anything we can give
By Your plan, that’s just the way it is

JUNE 28, 2003 – I started another adventure, with a companion this time. We set out on the path together, a spring in our steps, hope in our hearts, and love for each other. We quickly found the path to not be as smooth as we thought it should be. Sometimes the weeds choked the path. Often, the path seemed to disappear altogether, only to reappear where we thought it shouldn’t be. Over time, we were joined by other companions, small ones, who needed help to traverse the path. Most of the time, our small companions needed to be carried, but we never looked at them as burdens. We loved them, and they us.

You are God alone
From before time began
You were on Your throne
Your are God alone
And right now
In the good times and bad
You are on Your throne
You are God alone

AUGUST 2008 – I renewed the first adventure, hoping to complete the path that I had stumbled on before. It wasn’t long before I found that the path was just as difficult. New obstacles existed there however. While on the path, I lost a job, almost lost my companion, and together we lost one of our small companions. But together, we pursued the path, striving for the end, loving each other, hoping, praying, but always pursuing. Our small companions watched, and followed, and listened, but mostly loved.

You’re the only God
Whose power none can contend
You’re the only God
Whose name and praise will never end
You’re the only God
Who’s worthy of everything we can give
You are God
And that’s just the way it is

NOW – This adventure is almost complete. Sure, there have been costs. We’re bruised, beaten, battered. But we can see the end. I don’t know what lies beyond the end. But I can see it…

So, here we are. I’m out of a job, again. Today, I said goodbye to people that, in my time on the path, I’ve tried to help the best I could. I’ve tried to tell them about God, the only God, who’s carried me on the path at times. Or walked beside me. But He’s always been there.

The path hasn’t always been visible. There’s been dark moments. But the moments of light have been there too. Wednesday, I learned I’d be out of a job come Friday. Thursday, the anniversary of my companion joining me, in the midst of wondering what would happen, trying to trust, keeping our eyes on the path, there was a moment of light. Not definitive, not  blinding light, but a glimmer, the kind that flashes in your eyes and causes you to pause and look again, and wonder. Friday, a different light, several in fact, that all caused me to pause, and look, and wonder.

Remember me.

You have a friend for life.

We’ll miss you, brother.

Each call coming from different sides of the path, but all, in accord, spurring me on.

That’s what You are

Today, I could see the end of the path.

But it wasn’t the end. The path continues, takes a new turn, moves on. New adventures await.

So, Natasha, after nine years of adventures together…

Ready for some more?


One thought on “You Are God Alone…

  1. Bob Metze says:

    I appreciate your posts, Todd. God has given you a gift of expressing yourself through writing. Thank you for the challenging thoughts and testimonials. God is good, ALWAYS!

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