Posted by: pendrops | March 19, 2008

made right

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“In the resurrection scheme of things, this has to happen: everything perishable taken off the shelves and replaced by the imperishable, this mortal replaced by the immortal. Then the saying will come true: Death swallowed by triumphant Life!”

~ 1 Corinthians 15 (MSG)

This week, Passion Week, hours from Spring’s first kiss, yet still in the grip of a wicked winter, I am overwhelmed by reflections of death, life, earth, heaven, injustice, mercy, evil, goodness, despair, hope, brokenness, repair, sickness, health, mourning, celebration, fear & love.

Wherever you find yourself in your meditations this week, find beauty and courage in this: what death and curse started shall be made right.

people love you the most for the things you hate
and hate you for loving the things you cannot keep straight
people judge you on a curve
and tell you you’re getting what you deserve
this too shall be made right

children cannot learn when children cannot eat
stack them like lumber when children cannot sleep
children dream of wishing wells
whose waters quench all the fires of Hell
this too shall be made right

the earth and the sky and the sea are all holding their breath
wars and abuses have nature groaning with death
we say we’re just trying to stay alive
but it looks so much more like a way to die
this too shall be made right

there’s a time for peace and there is a time for war
a time to forgive and a time to settle the score
a time for babies to lose their lives
a time for hunger and genocide
this too shall be made right

i don’t know the suffering of people outside my front door
i join the oppressors of those who i choose to ignore
i’m trading comfort for human life
and that’s not just murder it’s suicide
this too shall be made right

This Too Shall Be Made Right, Derek Webb

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Responses

  1. that’s one of the best songs on his new album.


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