falling UP

This simple poem reads like original McGuffey Reader style!

 

“TRY one small Bite,”

hissed snake to Eve;

By APPetite,

they were DeceiveD.

 

It was our FALL

when parents fell;

As rebels ALL

were Doomed to heLL.

 

Adam hid from God

in Guilt and Shame;

His Son walked sod,

JESUS, his Name.

 

His Mission here:

Be Reconciled,

relieve our FEAR,

make me God’s Child

 

By FAITH we can

know Love, hold Peace

and from our bond-

AGE find Release !

 

 

 

 

 

meditation

 

La via dolorosa
the way of suffering
tell me, Who would
choose to suffer?

Plenty of suffering
here to go around:
pain, grief
rejection, loneliness
bullying, abuse
derision, disease, death.

None of us immune
all of us sinners
except the immutable Son of man.
He chose the via dolorosa
only he could
only he would
bear all our misery and loss
on rough wooden beams of
a Roman cross:
ugly method of torture
cruel means of execution
for common criminals.

What crime deserved piercing?
His uncommon love for us
pierced his magnanimous heart
spilled gracious agape love
to wash our dirt clean away…

His via dolorosa is
our way home to the Father,
who turned away from
our hideous sins
borne on the bleeding back
of his beloved son.

Shadows fell on his
forsaken and disfigured form
when he descended into hell
Praise God, now we will never be forsaken
we need not smell the sulphur or feel the heat.

Let us kiss the nail printed feet
of our Redeemer – Rescuer
who walked the cobbled streets
of the via dolorosa uphill to Calvary.

built on a rock

 

Jesus asks question:

who do you say that i am?

profession of faith

 

spirit descends from sky

father love declares favor

 

 

santiago-cross

Way to Santiago – January theme at CDHK 

sweet anticipation

 

we live

and breathe

His Name,

~ JESUS ~

true believers

his chosen bride

washed pure

cleaned by blood

prepared, beloved,

waiting for our

honored groom’s arrival;

to see his face

be claimed by grace.

all nature sing,

returning King

comes victorious

our future,

glorious!

 

 

 

searching…

 

Jesus, the

Questioner,

when followed,

turned around

and asked,

dark eyes

so focused,

“What do

you want?”

Earnestly,

he asks us

too, what

is it you

really,

truly,

want?

Is it

Me?

 

 

matthew henry’s commentary

 

Jesus is healer

his word is “panpharmacon

– salve for every sore”

whatever the affliction

no matter the addiction

 

(Matthew 4:23-25)

 

epiphany in unity

 

grant us clarity

our love’s beauty transparent

pray they may see you

 

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who’s the fairest of them all?

this

smoke

and mirrors

times won’t tell

jenner needs jesus

gorgeous man/woman

surgery cannot fix a soul

remember michael jackson?

courageous or sadly confused

 grown children wander fatherless

rain on / rein in transgender parade

society on a thrilling roller coaster drop

rain on / rein in transgender parade

grown children wander fatherless

courageous or sadly confused

remember michael jackson?

surgery cannot fix a soul

gorgeous woman/man

jenner needs jesus

times won’t tell

mirrors and

smoke

this

Written in palindrome (mirror poem) form.  Sample more at D’verse Poets Pub

lead us not into temptation

 

Weak from long fasting,

Lord encounters Lucifer

in desert place; nothing

to eat here but rocks so

why not turnover a stone?

 

we live by vital words

from God’s own mouth;

deep, soul nourishment.

not using power selfishly

to satisfy one’s own desires.

 

_______

 

Life in the balance on top

spire of temple; high above

pavement, a suicidal dance

with the devil, who misquotes

scripture like loaded weapon.

 

don’t listen to lies saying

jump, tempting God himself;

death is not the solution and

fools twist truth on daily basis

but the wise wait in quiet trust.

 

_______

 

A mountaintop experience

with panoramic worldview.

prince of this world boasts

big promises: you can have

it all, if you will just bow to me.

 

you schemer, get out of here!

shortcuts can ruin better plan.

father provides all that’s needed

and i must follow the harder

path of obedience to his will.

seeking Truth, finding God

 

Following a false religion might just be a subconscious death wish.

Yet we probably agree that he who lives by the sword, dies by it.

Desire a real relationship with God, not religiosity.

 

perfil11

 credit: Nazarene symbol 

 

By knowing Jesus, we come to understand that

God is truly love.

 

 

(“american sentences”: poems of one sentence containing 17 syllables)

1. religiosity. [ri lij′ē äs′ə tē]. noun. the quality of being religious, esp. of being excessively, ostentatiously, or mawkishly religious.  (yourdictionary.com)
2Religiosity is an inappropriate devotion to the rituals and traditions of a religion. (gotquestions.com)