Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Wine forever bitter, sweeter – v7

Christ’s words ringing, present in my heart
recounting the Passion story
the words tearing us apart;
Wine forever bitter, sweeter
knowing the awful cost, sacrifice;
Bread forever pungent, richer
Forever changed from that moment,
by the power of these words hanging in the air
the dusty room, closed in, in the upper room.
The words imprinted within them,
His choice, His sacrifice, as the betrayer fled them
while evil stalked that night, present, with them.

These words of Jesus, to remember, to cherish,
what He was about to suffer, His path in this life
choosing the gate of the cross, our path to paradise.
They could never eat bread the same way again,
they could never drink wine without remembering,
these fateful words He spoke, changing the ancient rite.

The upper room echoing, haunting them,
walking changed in this life, yet with a purpose;
The bread His body, the wine His blood
poured out as a blessing, our sacrifice.
God’s mercy, His prayer for all of us
That we would believe, that we would remember,
that each time we break the bread, together
each time the cup is raised, in fellowship
remembering Christ’s sacrifice, God’s love for us
How the Christ chose the cross, holding nothing back,
giving His all, all He was, dying for all of us.

edited February 17, 2015
Bread forever different – v2
edited February 17, 2015
They could never eat bread or drink wine without remembering – v2
edited February 17, 2015
wine forever bitter, sweeter – v7
(editing version 3)
edited February 17, 2015
Wine forever bitter, sweeter – v6
(editing version 5)
Edited November 9, 2013
“Wine forever bitter, sweeter – v5”
(editing version 4)
Edited October 13, 2013
“Wine forever bitter, sweeter – v4”
(editing version 2)
Edited October 13, 2013
“wine forever bitter, sweeter – v3”
(editing version 1 again)
edited April 7, 2012
“Wine forever bitter, sweeter – v2”
Holy Saturday
April 2, 2012
wine forever bitter, sweeter
earlier version, poem:
“Bread forever different”
and earlier version, poem:
“They could never eat bread or drink wine without remembering”
Luke 22:19b
Luke 22:16-20
Last Supper
Sanctuary for Lent for 2012
by Robert V. Dodd
scripture and meditation for April 2, 2012
read April 2, 2012

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