THE CLEANSING

“This is My body…” The Christ proclaimed,

You cannot survive without Me!

See Him then crucified, the Golgotha,

Ancient, the ugly cross tree!

 

 

Reserved for criminals, very worst kind,

One on either side of Him!

Just one gave thought to the long ago,

But youthful days had grown dim.

 

 

Angels appearing, all gleaming white,

White clothing? Just who can tell?

Thief who gave thought to the long ago

Remembered the stories well!

 

 

Wept, sure, in pain and memory lingering,

Remembering the stories well!

To Him cried out, “Please remember me!”

“This very day in Heaven! We will see!”

 

 

And be seen, glory filled eyes in splendor,

Bright tomorrow heavenly!

The place all Angels remember well!

Happiest place to ever be!

 

 

The sky grew dark, with Angels gathering,

“This travesty cannot happen!”

One word from Christ, all were stilled,

Peace! It will be as written!

 

 

“…wounded for our transgressions,

He was, and bruised for our iniquities.

Surely He bore our sorrows,

And with His stripes we are healed!”

 

 

We today still await His coming,

Anxious with things yet undone!

Many lost, still lost in their sins,

Christ still waiting for that one!

 

 

Were you the one He was waiting for?

Watching days and nights through?

Waiting, watching then death, crucified!

Rising then just for you!

 

 

And me! He Lives! Truly living now!

Living to intercede

To touch and work through hearts of prayer

And in green pastures feed!

 

 

What more can I seek? Christ is in all!

My desires, my everything!

Death casts no fear! For this,

His Son makes my heart sing!

 

 

And my voice sounds out bright,

Clearly, hymns now still new!

Did not the old hymns recalling, from childhood,

And youth we knew.

 

 

Praise through old hymns have kept me through,

Every trial and test,

With God’s forgiveness, cleansing throughout

What more to be blest?

 

 

Scriptural hymns demonstrating

Power through Jesus shed blood

May be called a bloody religion,

Yes! Jesus! His cleansing flood!

 

 

the Sam 04.2014

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