Wood and Nails

Lord Jesus 

when you strip our faith down to the wood and nails that’s all we have wood and nails 

all the glamour of robes all the wealth of the church all the comfort of cathedrals is worth nothing

when you strip it all down to the wood and nails that’s all we have wood and nails and a story of love

all the great ministers of the church the cascade of church history and mighty holy empires and reformations

when you strip it all down to the wood and nails that’s all we have wood and nails and a story of love

and the many theology books written and the great universities of divinity and the councils that fashioned creeds and the world wide web of religion 

when you strip it all down to the wood and nails that’s all we have wood and nails and a story of love

Here is our corrective our moment to lay aside that which pads our faith and affirm that which draws us here

 for when you strip it all down to the wood and nails that’s all we have wood and nails and a story of love

 May we let go and be held instead.

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