This is a daily contention for me. How much to I–we–owe Messiah Jesus?
I am stretched between who I am
And in Christ, who I should be:
A tug-of-war—me and the Lamb—
I vie, I strain, relentlessly.
It seems, dear Lord, you watch and stand
When I awake on any day.
How shall I follow your command?
Will I obey or go astray?
“The peace of God, it is no peace…”*
I am—but never pay my debt.
What I owe You, how could I cease
To give enough, and end regret?
*Lyrical excerpt from William Alexander Percy’s hymn “They cast their nets in Galilee…”