7-4-15 The Balm of Gilead

Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak:

O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed.

Psalm 6:2

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If you are in the ocean you are wet;

Sin’s in your DNA, the worst disease.

The balm of Gilead will cure you yet;

Beg mercy from the Lord, that healing breeze.

You do not have the strength to overcome

The constant draw of sin that weights your soul.

Cry out your helplessness – God’s will be done,

Christ holds you up to Heaven, light and whole.

A broken bone reminds you constantly,

To take it to a doctor to be set.

Seek Christ: the Great Physician set you free;

He conquered hell and death without regret.

Let go and let the Savior give relief

Depend upon Him always in your grief.

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sonnet #405

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10-9-14 Author and Finisher

author and finisher

Look now to Jesus, let His glory shine;

The author of your faith, and object, too,

And in the spirit hope and love align,

That Christ will finish all these things as true.

He left the bosom of his Father’s home,

Abandoned there the form of God divine

To come into the roughshod world to roam

And took the form of servant recombine.

Instead of glory, Jesus suffered shame

Unto the cruel cross he died for you,

And now sits next to God in form and name

Interceding through your point of view.

The Son of God was once the Son of man,

So that in faith you’ll share God’s perfect plan.

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Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith;

who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross,

despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand

of the throne of God.

Hebrews 12:2