Friday, August 12, 2011

His Arms Opened Wide

The sacrifice of Christ
the Spirit which clothes us
the choice he made
to submit his will to God

The cup that he drank
the eternity of sorrows
the stain to his lips
making him sin

God giving us freedom
by dying to our sin
falling into the deep waters
descending to the dead

We wear Christ
his body, his armor
because he became sin, death
dying that we would have our freedom

August 12, 2011
on seeing the poem,
“Clothe Us in Love”
before posting it to
and on seeing the poem,
“Robed for Heaven”,
before posting it to
and written after seeing the poem,
“To God’s Will”,
before posting it to

To God’s Will

Christ, Love
God come to earth
the son, a man
submitting to God’s will
living out the father’s plan
Good, walking in the world
washing away our sin
the cup to his lips
bitter fruit of human hearts
the pure lamb
weighed down
the yoke, the cross
a crown of thorns
the cloak of our shame
humiliated for our sake
setting us from sin
walking according to God’s will

December 26, 2009
John 18:11
Luke 22:42
Luke 22:39-53
Luke 22:1-71 and
book, “Walking with Christ Everyday:
365 daily devotions for men”,
Day 357, “Thy Will Be Done”
read 12/26/09


Robed for Heaven

Robed for heaven
bodies of light
transformed from the earth
to our heavenly delight

Rising like the Christ
at the end of our days
returning to heaven
to our celestial home

February 26, 2010
Philippians 3:17-4:1
Alive Now Daily Reflections
for February 22, 2010 to February 28, 2010
by Nancy Fergusons (You can visit her website at
for 2/24/2010, read 2/26/2010

Clothe Us in Love

We, disciples of the Lord
saved by his choice
redeemed by his sacrifice
Clothe us in love
the mantle, the yoke
God, love
draped upon our lives

Able to forgive our neighbors
because we are loved
strengthened, free,
following the Christ
the example of our brother
guided by the spirit
walking in the way of love

December 26, 2009
Upper Room Disciplines for 2009
for December 21, 2009 to December 27, 2009
“Responding to God’s Gifts”,
by Sam Clark
Colossians 3:12-15
for December 22, 2009

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