Lenten Poems — week 6

    THE PRICE IS PAID How deep and dark the grave in which they laid the Lord. And naught to give Him hope except the Father’s Word. But ’twas enough, for God had said, “When day three comes, You’ll rise with life anew and come again to Home.” Throughout the vigil, silence reigned andContinue reading “Lenten Poems — week 6”

Lenten Poems — week 5

    O, Lamb of God So pure, so holy, undefiled, You came so meekly, Vulnerable, a tiny child. You took our sin And took all of its consequence. You chose the cross, And on it your lifeblood was spent. But for what cause, When tempted in the garden that night, Did you still chooseContinue reading “Lenten Poems — week 5”

Lenten Poems — week 4

Nathaniel’s Answer Nathaniel was a man who knew no guile. He walked with Jesus, loved Him all the while. When first he heard His name, a question posed But waited ’til the answer was disclosed. “From Nazareth can any good come forth?” He asked of those who knew that city’s worth. He asked for meditation,Continue reading “Lenten Poems — week 4”

Lenten Poems — week 3

SUFFICIENT Seized and stripped and slapped and spit upon, Scornful salutations; sorrow; shame; Satan stalks the Son of God and Son of Man Scarlet stripes, scalding tears, searing pain; Search the scriptures, surely they the story tell: Insatiable evil strikes; the Lamb is slain. But surely, it’s my sins He bore, my sorrow and shame,Continue reading “Lenten Poems — week 3”

Daily Post Prompt: Purple – The Royal Color

Christ’s blood seeped from the puncture wounds the thorns produced around his head. His blood ran freely from the scourging that tore apart his back and torso. It gushed from his side slashed open by the soldier’s spear. His bright red blood mingled with death’s morbid, black shroud that afternoon on Calvary’s infamous hill. ButContinue reading “Daily Post Prompt: Purple – The Royal Color”

Lent: Meditating On The Sacrifice

THE SACRIFICE A crown, A diadem, A shackle placed upon the brow. Bestowed Contemptuously, And scarlet robe on shoulders bowed. The grief, The agony, The tortuous, mutilating pain. All born By Innocence To give me peace and health again. A cross, On Calvary: To execute the Father’s plan. A tomb, Now empty stands: He’s paidContinue reading “Lent: Meditating On The Sacrifice”

Poems of Passion Week – Day 7 – ‘The Price is Paid’

  How deep and dark the grave in which they laid the Lord. And naught to give Him hope except the Father’s Word. But ’twas enough, for God had said, “When day three comes, You’ll rise with life anew and come again to Home.” Throughout the vigil, silence reigned and men did mourn. And inContinue reading “Poems of Passion Week – Day 7 – ‘The Price is Paid’”

Poems of Passion Week – Day 5 – ‘Christmas Promises Crucifixion & New Creation’

  “What will Christmas bring, Mom?” “Why, Son, ’twill bring you lots of toys and joys.” “What else will Christmas bring, Mom?” “Well, fun and games with other girls and boys.” “But later on in life, Mom, Will Christmas mean a lot when I am grown?” “Oh, yes, it will mean more, Son. For asContinue reading “Poems of Passion Week – Day 5 – ‘Christmas Promises Crucifixion & New Creation’”

Poems of Passion Week – Day 3 – ‘Sufficient’

  Seized and stripped and slapped and spit upon, Scornful salutations; sorrow; shame; Satan stalks the Son of God and Son of Man: Scarlet stripes, scalding tears, searing pain; Search the scriptures; surely they the story tell: Insatiable evil strikes; the Lamb is slain. But surely, it’s my sins He bore, my sorrow, My sickness, myContinue reading “Poems of Passion Week – Day 3 – ‘Sufficient’”

Poems of Passion Week – Day 2

          BARABBAS My heart pounded As they dragged me out. They stood me close beside Him, And I looked about. The crowd was frenzied: With rage and raw disgust. I wasn’t sure the real cause– Why they fumed and cussed. I glanced beside me To catch a glimpse of Him, ButContinue reading “Poems of Passion Week – Day 2”

Poems of Passion Week – Day 1

  Well, I started off okay with NaPoWriMo, but as the days progressed, I haven’t kept up my end of the challenge. I don’t think I need to make that one of my goals this year. However, I do have a similar goal, though shorter. I am setting myself the task, during Passion Week, ofContinue reading “Poems of Passion Week – Day 1”

No Other Name

Jesus the Christ: “… There is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved.” (Acts 3:12). There is no other “religion” on the face of the earth — no other religious leader — no other dogma — no other doctrine — no other system of beliefContinue reading “No Other Name”