He came unto His vineyard
they received Him not that day
but began to make excuses
and many walked away
They could only see His humanity
His words they could not hear
lest they should hear Him with their hearts
and hear Him with their ear
A Nazarene? Huh!! A Galilean?
what good can come from there?
but God Himself was calling,
drawing many to come near
A Father within a Son?
what strange words are you speaking?
The Son one with a Father?
and what worshippers is He seeking?
Strange words You speak unto us Teacher,
and with many riddles fair
speak plainly – then we’ll understand
(but hardened hearts His words can’t bare)
A Father came unto His own
Righteousness and Peace have kissed
He called to them with words of life
He lived within their midst
I wonder…can you see Him,
walking by today?
or is it just the carpenter
with nothing great to say?
Is there really now a difference
from those many years ago,
when all they did was make excuses?
(but hardened hearts shall never know)
I pray you’re not a Pharisee
a blind one…leading blind
with a heart that’s old and growing cold
a crusted soul who bids his time
The fire will reveal it
and outer darkness may be your portion
unless your righteousness exceeds…
your time with hypocrites will be apportioned
Our excuses are just wood
that”ll fuel the flames of judgement
and so quickly we’ll be standing there
today is the day to be penitent
How many words will it take,
until your heart…it produces
something soft, eternal, and lasting
to really expose your many excuses?
I think it is the same today
no difference…this is true
hearts can’t see and ears can’t hear
a Father who is calling you