Monday, December 28, 2009

Permanent Signs

The nails, our names
the scars of his palms
our names, his sacrifice
engraved on the palms of his hands

Offering himself,
our brother, our savior
carrying the marks
up in heaven, to this day

Revealed when we doubt
the marks on his palms
each one a testament
to his unending love

December 28, 2009
Isaiah 49:16
Isaiah 49:14-16
(and see John 10:24-28)
and Day 115, “Engraved on His Hands”, in
“Daily Mediations: On Golden Texts of the Bible”,
by Henry Gariepy

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