378 in The Hymnary

Rise up, O man of God!

Have done with lesser things;

Give heart and soul and mind and strength

To serve the King of kings.

I feel like making this into a sign and putting it over my bed. Have you ever sat down and realized that everything that’s not God is a lesser thing? All my games, books, work, reports, social life, food, drink, arguing, etc. is all a bunch of lesser things.

Won’t it be great when lesser things are placed where they belong? When we don’t have to struggle with our flesh and temptation anymore? That gets me so excited!

The sun is rising now and it’s in my eyes. Remember that part in Voyage of the Dawn Treader when they were sailing toward to end of the world and the sun was getting bigger and brighter all the time, but their sight was made stronger so they could handle it more and more? I think that Lewis was hinting at joy’s everlasting increase there. Can’t wait until I can stare unblinking at the One who made me…