What Else Is there?

All that matters,

To be like Christ,

What else is there?

Want what the Father wants.

Suffer with Jesus,

As He suffers,

Lack of love

In the world,

In people,

In Christians.

The world belongs to God,

Creator of beauty, holiness, Truth,

All that is.

Creation confesses Jesus,

Gives witness to God.

Stands on tiptoe

Awaiting the revelation

Of the children of God.

Live like Him.

Talk like Him

Bear His burdens,

Bear His Cross,

Bear Christ,

Revealing Him by your actions,

In newness of life,

A new creation.

False images,

Reject them!

Imitate Jesus Christ.

Have Him before your eyes

All the day long.

Have Him on your tongue,

All the day long.

Live with Him

Through the night,

Through the dark,

Into the smiling Light.

Love, love, love!

All is grace.

What else is there?

Joann Nelander

(Inspired by PatrickCoffin’s oft’ repeated “Be a saint! What else is there?!)