Good News


Worry over not giving Him enough airtime 

Write-time, credit-time

And He reminds me that most things already have His look.

He doesn’t need my positive press:

He is already present 

In all His glorious, perfect sufficiency.

With or without my attention.

With or without my drawing attention.

He reminds me

That I don’t need to worry about forgiven failings.

That noticing all this 

And remembering the Him all round and herein

Is worship.

And true worship is naturally contagious.

Real, live, savoring gratitude and 

Overflowing goodness

From a heart that knows Him, loves Him,

Believes Him, gives Him notice even a little 

Is transformative

Because He’s transformed it.

He’s in it

And no tiny conjuring on my part enlarges or diminishes Him.

The Gospel – the Good News –

Can’t be manufactured,

Forced, faked.

Real, true, good news

Really, truly transforms everything.

He doesn’t need my help.

But between you and me,

I’m so glad He wants it…


4 thoughts on “Good News

  1. I love the realization contained in this piece, Amy– that Love’s presence, Christ’s presence– is all around and just awaiting our witness of it. It’s right there to be breathed in… It doesn’t require anything of us, but acceptance of its reality, and in this acceptance we remember our unity with all that is… And yet there is the piece that we can offer, the fullness of our own hearts that somehow is rendered meaningful in the world… You have captured in your words here the joy of this paradox!


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  2. Though my response to you may seem woefully inadequate, I am smiling as I say to you, “you get me.” What a blessing to love Him. May we overflow to share the wealth, may we take on and so spread the fragrance of Him, increasingly mindful, remembering Him in all things. Oh, the sweet savor of Christ!

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  3. I prayed this morning when I woke up. Sometimes I forget but every so often, I get a nudge that I need to “communicate” daily. This was a beautifully written reminder that we are in His care. Warm wishes x SB

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  4. The difference in my days/moments is found in my remembrance (or lack) of that one integral changes-everything decision. Oh, how He provides! The wonder that He condescends to listen! I am happy for your remembrance and glad for you to have shared it; such moments are anything but incidental… And I’m hopeful in their glimpsing. 🙂 Thank you, dear SB!


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