Lent Season: Coming Closer

coming closer… While Christ walked, Through treacherous days, Within His group, Some fell away. His words too strong, His love too great, They took offense, Defended self; Moved far away. Foxes watched their Master, Before they slept in dens; Birds peered down within warm nests, Pondered evil of small men....

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Lent Season: Forevermore

forevermore… He gazed upon the Father, The Father and He, One; Father, Holy Spirit, Son; The greatest test of greatest love, Begun… How can three in One be ripped apart? Set aside eternity, Wrap in weak humanity? Become all putrid sin, Instead of Holy Son, Lose the gaze that matters...

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Lent Season: Free Indeed

Free indeed… She bowed her head and wept, For choices formed The chains that bound her, Not the words He said: “If the Son shall set you free, You shall be free indeed.” On the road to suffering, Christ paused beside her chains; Stopped, stooped, offered help – A new...

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Lent Season: On the Way

Lent: On the way… The Lamb, on way to slaughter, Heard a cry and paused to see A woman, bent quite out of shape, Grounded in defeat. This Lamb, a Shepherd, too, by trade, Strode into sinagogue; Called, touched, and healed desperate one, Who’d lived a life so mocked. While...

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Lent Season: The Wilderness

1st Sunday – LENT This wilderness is beautiful, Not arid miles of sand; Yet Satan prowls ‘mid lovely greens; In wilderness I am. Here will I choose God’s truth-filled Word, Claiming peace and power, Or struggle still within the webs Of earth-bound murky hours? By God’s grace I choose to...

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Poem: The Sanctuary

Looking out on frozen world, Snow lingers o’er the land; Gray, stiff trees stand erect, You come, oh great I AM. Like David in the wilderness, Boulders, sand, rough men; Yet inner thirst and longing Propelled him to go in… Into the sanctuary alone, Where he and God communed; Sat...

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