To touch the dead makes a man unclean.
But Christ’s touch brings life from death.
There is not part of him dirty or obscene.
Any could be cleansed by his Holy breath.
The Lepers’ were given clean skin.
The blind were given sight.
His death freed man from sin.
His resurrection made the wrong things right.
The animals served to demonstrate the price,
but His gift was so much more.
His blood is more than enough to suffice.
And we are the ones he did it for.
Blood was always the price for our iniquity,
and His blood is all we need to set us free.
Grow In Grace
If the seed is in you, let it grow.
The Word is your soil, and Christ is your living water.
Study, so that when you are asked, you may know.
Don’t place yourself in position to falter.
Little sapling, stretch up to the sky.
The LORD is the light your flowers need to live.
Keep his righteousness fixed in your eye.
Seek to know Him better, and knowledge of Himself, He will give.
Little children, learn diligently.
Talk of His word when you sit in your home.
Wait, and watch for Christ’s return vigilantly.
Open your heart, so that He may be with you wherever you may roam.
Your heart has the seed, but who you are is not who you shall be.
Study, learn, and grow, for this is how any seed becomes a tree.
Blinded by misguided zeal,
The scales covered his eyes.
Only the grace of Christ could heal,
the damage done by pride’s lies.
Prayer and contemplation brought perspective.
With his baptism, the scales fell away.
Only Christ’s truth proved effective,
in showing the chief of sinners the way.
Like Paul, any unredeemed person has scales.
They prevent a person from truly seeing.
But the grace of God never fails,
to redeem a heart that seeks believing.
The truth of Christ gives sight.
It washes away the scales, so one can see the light.
Is It Really Love
Should a child measure his father’s love
by what a parent lets him have or do?
Should a child measure his father’s love
by how the father tolerates whatever evil thing the child may do?
Is forgiveness the result of ignoring transgressions?
Is love nothing more than giving gifts?
If a child disobeys, does he not need to offer a confession?
Is it really love if a lack of gifts causes love to shift?
Do you deny God because you lack a single desire?
Do you deny God because he executes punishment?
Isn’t one who only gives love for gifts a liar?
Is it really love if it changes from moment to moment?
If an earthly parent expects trust and obedience,
why then would you demand of God, but only offer grievance?
Help that is real
If you saw a man who was hungry,
would you not give him some bread?
If you saw a man exhausted and sleepy,
would you not give him a place to rest his head?
We toil and plead for earthly things,
but why don’t we work for one’s spirit?
We petition for the attention of presidents and kings,
but we hold back the truth and fail to share it.
Why do we seek to save a body, which is temporary,
but make no effort for the soul, which is forever?
Why do we keep back words that can make one free,
but we strive to help in any earthly endeavor?
Aide a body to serve and be kind,
but seek more the chance to aid every soul you can find.
Know The Body
How would the foot walk
If it didn’t know to ask the knees to bend?
How would a mouth talk
without the voice box on which it did depend?
If we only were an eye, we could not hear.
If we only an ear, we could not smell.
We are all parts of the body, be we far or near.
We are the body of Christ, and in each of us, he does dwell.
Each part must know the other,
or we won’t work together very well.
Thus we must know one another,
so that together, for Christ, we might excel.
Just as no one part of the body can live without the whole,
it is as one body do our God we do extol.
The deceiver leans in to whisper.
These are the moments in which the evil one delights.
He seeks to use this moment to create a fissure.
Don’t let sorrow blind you.
Don’t let the tempter fool you.
Let the Spirit of God comfort you.
Let the love of Christ fill you.
Faith isn’t displayed in times of happiness.
Any can be glad when their cups overflow.
But blessed are those who proclaim Christ in times of sadness,
for their great blessings will be reaped from the faith they show.
Tragedy comes to both the saints and lawless,
but those who seek God’s love will always find solace.