5.7.23: Everything

Jesus blessing the bread and wine, British, first half 19th century: metmuseum.org.

This prayer arrived whilst I was part-way through posting yesterday’s blog. I had to scribble it down in my notebook, for fear of forgetting where I had got to.

Everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ and become one with him.
(Philippians 3:8-9; NLT).

1. Lord,
You’re everything to me:
My way, my truth;
My life, my Friend;

2. Lord,
You’re everywhere to me:
Throughout this world;
Beyond its end;

3. Lord,
You’re everyone to me:
In all who live,
Both great and small –

4. In good and bad,
In life, and death:
I know you, Lord,
My all, in all.

Their eyes were opened, and they knew him.
(Luke 24:31; KJV; my emphasis).

Christ is all, and is in all.
(Colossians 3:11; NIV).


Verse 1: Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me” (John 14:6; NLT).

This is my beloved, this is my friend (Song of Songs 5:16; NIV). 

Verse 2: I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence! If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the grave, you are there. If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me. I could ask the darkness to hide me and the light around me to become night – but even in darkness I cannot hide from you. To you the night shines as bright as day. Darkness and light are the same to you (Psalm 139:7-12; NLT).

There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over everything, through everything, and in everything (Ephesians 4:5-6; GWT). 

Verse 3: Christ is all that matters, and he lives in all of us (Colossians 3:11; NLT).

There is one body and one Spirit, just as you have been called to one glorious hope for the future. There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father, who is over all and in all and living through all (Ephesians 4:4-6; NLT).

The King will reply, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me” (Matthew 25:40; NIV).

Verse 4: I create the light and make the darkness. I send good times and bad times. I, the LORD, am the one who does these things (Isaiah 45:7; NLT). 

In all their suffering he also suffered, and he personally rescued them. In his love and mercy he redeemed them. He lifted them up and carried them through all the years (Isaiah 63:9; NLT). 

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me (Psalm 23:4; KJV). 

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