THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM
What do we know? What do we learn?
Why is the world? Why are we born?
Who can explain all the ripples on the ocean,
The joy of a birth, or the aching of a heart that's torn? The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
How do we see? How do we hear?
Who made the light? Who made the sound? Creatures of clay, we are limited for answers, Here for a day, like the flowers we will fade away. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom
What kind of god dies on a cross?
Gasping for breath, a spear in his side?
What kind of god has a face like any other,
A heart that is full of compassion for a lonely child? The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
Fear is the start, love is the end.
Now it's unclear, later we'll see.
God, make me wise, let me treasure all you are,
In the darkness of faith we can find your everlasting light. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom
Proverbs 9:10 was the basis of these thoughts. It's a text I still puzzle over. Fear is not quite right, nor is awe when we relate to God - at least I've never thought so. I think the phrase has to do with taking the reality of God seriously in our lives, and that if you do, the world starts to make sense. I was pleased to be able to include a line from Luther in the song: "in the darkness of faith ..."
50 Years of songs
with Dorothy, Kindekrist
& a band of angels
Walkin down the road
The Southern Cross
For you deep stillness
A Christmas Blessing
& lots more
Saturday 24 August 7 pm
Concordia College Chapel
All proceeds support the schooling of refugee children via LCA ALWS GRACE project