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Into the Night

John Lent2017 Poetry Scripture

Into the Night

Wednesday of Holy Week John 13:21-33, 36-38 The sadness of Christ for the coming sin this one shared his table his cup, once a friend. Betrayal, deceit, and lies who is it Lord? surely, it is not I One who sits and sups one who witnessed all one who values passing things one who Satan calls Betrayal, deceit, and lies who is it Lord? surely, it is not I. Upon his breast his beloved this morsel do you see to him whom I give one last attempt a friend to be. Betrayal, deceit, and lies who is it Lord? surely,...

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Lambs among Wolves: A Poem

Luke Meditations Poetry Scripture

Lambs among Wolves: A Poem

Luke 10:1-9 From the dark the wolves do watch as naked lambs travel to and fro no bag, no cloak, no sandals as to every town they go. Messengers of the One to come to each house they bleet out peace announcing to all the Kingdom of God and His eternal feast. To make such a feast the field must yield its bounty in due time but laborers are few so pray the good Lord send those to tend, to prune and hive. The bleeting peace does go out and often times returns But those who accept that potent peace...

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Behold the Lamb, A Poem

John Meditations Poetry

Behold the Lamb, A Poem

John 1:29-34 Cain, the jealous sower spills first the blood of man Abel, the innocent shepherd A cry, Behold the lamb Abram witholds nothing an angel stays his hand God will provide the sacrifice A cry, Behold the lamb Pharaoh's heart is hardened Mercy ends in the land The angel passes over A cry, Behold the lamb John by waters edge Many baptized by his hand a dove descends upon the Christ A cry, Behold the Lamb The Heavens all cry out Here is the Son of Man Holy, Holy, Holy A cry, Behold the Lamb Another Christ at altar...

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A New Ark of the Covenant

Advent2016 Luke Mary Meditations Poetry Scripture

A New Ark of the Covenant

Luke 1:46-56 The new ark, house of gold with haste unto the hills to kinswoman, barren, now with child Holy Spirit filled. Simple greeting brings the grace A new David dances unconcerned Elizabeth filled exclaims aloud blessed be thy womb How can this be Why me this grace the mother of my Lord of such familiar face. Too good to me is the Lord above the fulfillment of the promise in one I dearly love. Enmity, enmity garden, serpent, Eve the crushing of his head does now begin with thee Magnify the Lord chosen handmaid, fair His mercy now forever...

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Snow at Night (Poem)

Poetry

Snow at Night (Poem)

thick quiet, hush white carpet, plush flakes soft, crush wind sweeps, brush soft glow, snow cold caress, blow tongue melts, know cheeks red, go hand held, tight stars fall, night white rain, light steps fall, fight house door, nigh warm mug, sigh fire mantle, dry watch snow, fly

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