Eighth Meditation
(Fourth Conversation - First Letter)


"Then he said to all, 'If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. What profit is there for one to gain the whole world yet lose or forfeit himself?" (1)


Entrusting All

He is the Master of her days
And nights -- He holds each thread of time.
Steadfast, eternal in His ways:
She rests on Him; her hope is prime.

He is the way; He leads her well.
He is the Truth; her trust is sure.
He is the Life: Emmanuel --
"God is with us" -- strong and secure.

She has surrendered all in trust
To Him, whom she strives to adhere.
Having left all behind as dust,
Her sight of His will is left clear.

The Lord of life and love and light;
What better master could there be?
He works with her to set things right;
She clings with great humility.

His ways govern her first recall;
His Holy Presence is her all.


May the Master guide our hearts to trust in Him completely and to yield to His will without reserve.


1. Luke 9:23-25


(c) Paul Buis, 2004