Sunday, April 24, 2011

Poetry ~ In His Glory ~

Luke 23: 34  Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.

~ In His Glory ~

(c) Joni Zipp

I’ll deeply inhale the mornings breath
walk through the day of your death;
Weep as tears fall from the sky
raise my eyes to ask You why?

Why did you leave us, why let man win
to bury the burden of humanly sin?
Will we sit idle and watch as you hang
forgetting all the Hosannas we sang?

Will we remember the blood on the cross
as we lust for life forgetting the loss,
can man walk ‘round with his head held high,
knowing you came if only to die?

Agony washes through my veins
my heart laments for all of your pains.
I don’t pretend as hypocrites do
to immerse in honor every holiday or two.

I walk in the path that is set before me
trying to bathe in all your glory.
You rise to bask in heavens glow,
and gave to me the right to sow.

I’ll carry your words, I’ll heal my heart
knowing that you will never depart.
Man tries to mask all that you’re seeing
not knowing You’ve leaked into his being!

I drench myself in the beckoning light,
that cradles me through each day and night.
I drink from the cup of all your words
that fill my soul like fluttering birds.

My heart weeps red but unlike you
it only seeps my garments through.
Your bloodshed gives to me new birth
a righteous soul unveiled on Earth.

Matt.28: 19-20 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

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benning said...

He came to pay the price for our sins. Only a Kinsman Redeemer could do this, according to God's Law. So Jesus came to pay the price - a price no one else could pay.

Thank God!

Beautiful poem, Joni. :D

Joyous Easter to you, and yours!

He is Risen!

Anthony Souls said...

Enjoyed the poem, some good lines and flow :)

joni said...

Thank you Anthony. I try, I do try. :)
(not really, not where poetry is concerned. It just happens.) lol