A More Comfortable Savior

This prayer gave me pause, this second day of Lent.Mud Cross 2
Lent makes me so uncomfortable.

i prefer to remain in my ‘zone,’
lounging in my chair;
glued to my plasma screen;
relaxing after a long day;
but you would lead me
into the wilderness

into those uncomfortable places
of tempting,
of power,
of testing.

i would like to hear words
about success,
and praise,
and feel pats on my back,
but you talk about
self-denial;
you mention the cost
of following God;
you invite me (!)
to shoulder
a cross.

couldn’t you have sent
a more comfortable
Savior,

O God?

– Copyright © 2007 Thom M. Shuman

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