the Forge is a workplace for shaping and re-shaping, a place for the making of things which would be useful, or enable a journey ... the Old Forge is the location of our office because of its history... it's a better title than old fogey!
Friday, 19 October 2012
God sees diamonds
I was in Koln last week for the Eurochurch.net conference. Always a fascinating gathering of diverse and creative people with a heart for Europe and church planting in common. Gerard Kelly shared something, but I was also brought into contact with this poem he wrote previously. Having repeated the phrase 'if it doesn't kill you, it does you good' to myself many times this year, I'm finding Gerard's 'God sees diamonds' a much healthier and kingdom perspective - sorry to miss you to say 'thank you' Gerard, but this has been an immense blessing ....
(apologies for changing the spelling in the last line of the first verse!!)
We believe… …every human being has a worth worth seeing Every name is a sound worth saying Your potential a prayer worth praying You see coles - God sees diamonds
We believe in the grace Of the gifts God gives His breath in everything that lives Greater gifts to be discovered Deep in you, disguised, dust-covered You see coal - God sees diamonds
We see traces of truth In the yearnings of youth God’s image in imagination We crave a community that will honour audacity And cherish the dreams of its children You see coal - God sees diamonds
We see God seeking A servant generation Kindness as the kindling To Kick-start transformation Love as liberation Of a captive creation We are digging for the diamonds God sees