Vignettes 4

14 For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
15 from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man,
17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love,
18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height—
19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,
21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
Ephesians 3

Artist: Heidi Brummer

Artist: Heidi Brummer

Prologue
So I will bow
On bended knee.
For all saints
Our Father to see.

In His name,
We find true life.
All the earth,
Free from strife

Inner Man
It is in His strength
The riches from a King’s heart
Our inner man’s might

Christ Dwelling
Jesus thus does live
At our core a burning Light
Life based on His Love

Infinity Touched
Geometric cube
Four infinite directions
Intangible known

Love’s Comprehension
His full love for us
Son’s mystery reveal-ed
Exceeding wisdom

Epilogue
Mercy reins in
Prayers carefully wrapped.
To seek solace
In God peace enrapt.

And all you ask
And all you plea,
God above
Doth answer thee.

For our heart desire
Shall not exceed,
All He returns
Captive souls freed.

Forever
And ever
Amen…

© 2013 Rick Stassi

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Vignettes 3

For thus saith the Lord
that created the heavens;
God himself that formed the earth and made it;
he hath established it, he created it not in vain,
he formed it to be inhabited:
I am the Lord; and there is none else.
Isaiah 45:18 (KJV)

I. Prologue

Listen
Listen as the Lord does speak,
Words to seeking minds
With roving eyes His do seek
Emptiness He finds.

The Lord Saith
For the Lord Saith,
Ev’ry word divine breathed forth
To us He does Save

Heaven
Emptiness awaits
All time and matter afloat
God filled the heavens

Earth
Where we now stand firm
The bedrock of all mankind
Our place to seek God

Not Empty
And fashioned thereon
Beauty in all creation
Man’s meaningful home

Who He is…
The Lord our God with
Eyes in heaven watching us
All life does abound

II. Epilogue

Vanity
Vanity is Emptiness,
Once within our soul.
Hearts will see more, not less,
Our reason takes its toll.

We stand on ground made divine,
Established from God above.
Our home, domain, stars that shine
All radiate God’s love

Yet Vanity still Empty
A breath dispersed away
Opened eyes pray to see
Our heavenly Father say:

“I am your Lord”
God of all heaven and Earth.
“I established all!”
He changed emptiness to loving worth.

Amen

© 2013 Rick Stassi

Vignettes 2

Prologue
Man seeks with his reason
A path finite and slow.
But soon He shall find season
When it is God, love to show.

Reasonable?
Rel-a-tiv-is-m
Man’s self-derived self-reason
Spiritual death.

Truth
And the Word was God
Kai Logos ēn pros theos,
So, God walked with Man [1]

Physical
That which we have seen
Imprint on thought forever
First-hand witnesses [2]

Existential
Man’s finite wisdom,
Tra-gic-al-ly misses point
Heart forever mourns

Love
For wishing shadows
Hearts barren without warm light
God’s beckoning Love

Epilogue
Love forever more.
Our reason surely slows.
For man’s thinking so poor,
To us, our Lord surely shows.

His love is enough for each unique,
In dark corners shall ignite.
Our sorrowful hearts shall ever seek,
His overwhelming Light.

So, hope is eternal
Man’s path to God’s eyes.
What once thought reasonable,
Now deceitful lies.

In joyful heart e’er indwelt,
The Spirit and the true Vine.
In God now always felt,
All eternity is mine.

…and yours

© Rick Stassi 2013