I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God
so that you may know that you have eternal life. [1 John 5:13]

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Vanity of Vanities

I was inspired to write this during the sermon at church this morning. The pastor was speaking about grace and how difficult it is for us to comprehend how wonderful God's grace is. The music was especially powerful as well. An altogether grace-filled morning!

Vanity of Vanities

In our striving to understand and
explain we labor in vain.

No deed can earn
No words express
No voice resound
No thought contain

The effort made

The sin forgiven
The hope renewed
The history changed
The night less dark
The day more bright

The hours more precious
The life well lived
The broken bread and wine consumed.

Vanity of vanities that we should even try. Yet labor we each and every day to capture full the grandeur and completeness of the Love of God expressed once for all time by Jesus on the Cross.

© Mary Moss – June, 2009

“ Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher; “ Vanity of vanities, all is vanity” (Ecclesiastes 1:2 NKJV).


Mid Stutsman said...

I love it, Mary...it captures or, rather, expresses the fact that we CAN'T capture that grace, but need to live it out in our lives each day!!

RCUBEs said...

Beautiful! Bread and cup -the elements that remind us of a resurrected life through Jesus. God bless.

Andrea said...

Beautiful and I love the music..awesome!!

Heart2Heart said...


This is too true! I love the fact that God has blessed us with His grace!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat