Child I saw you.
Where only joy should be found; innocent tears streamed.
You could hold your head high in my court,
But there you bowed low holding it in still untainted hands.
I heard their accusations.
I heard their deceit and unwarranted anger.
I saw the judges
And, I watched you as they passed sentence and took you down.
They have closed around you.
They have silenced you.
They have restrained you.
They have hidden you away in their lies. Does it feel like a midnight so
The law: systematising rule,
Regulating behaviour of us all
But; instruction, comment or creator?
Guide, Master, Lord, Dictator?
Over people, for or by?
Deciding how we live and die. And what if ‘my people’ changed
My allegiance rearranged?
What if ‘The Director’ was the code;
Held the truth and lived and died and rose.
Would it not be right to follow him,
To run His other way, and die, and win? What is
lawful now? #matthew12 #rightandwrong #freedom #law #sabbath #liberty #Bi
Who has gone before me
From whom does my life spring?
They, that prepared the way laid down for me.
What cost to buy my freedom, to give me voice?
What sacrifice for freedom?
And I am not the first – and I will not be the last.
And so still it repeats, repeats, repeats. Who lays down their life now,
Who suffers for my liberty,
What cost my privilege, my ability?
And do I even know?
Will I hear?
Will I see?
Will I dance their melody?
Repeats, repeats, re Worth dying for – givi
You think you know me,
assume my ache
and you pity me, unable.
But I haven’t come
For what you think.
Don’t judge my deepest need. Our hope lifted me,
Shared faith brought me
To him: surrendered; He’s able.
I’ve come for freedom,
For him to meet my need. And he knows me well
Love speaks to me,
Forgiveness for my soul.
And he heals me too,
To prove the point.
But that’s not why I came. #paralysed #christianity #deepestneed #SPOKENWORD #forgivene
Unknowingly, unwantingly run.
‘More-than-just-one’ in two men.
Meet perfect love. Rage, rebellion, ricocheted, riled,
Power destroying, hating, defiled;
They shout out. Know Him without doubt. But will not get out.
The More-than-just-one in two men,
Meet perfect love. Fear swells as they face him, time’s up before him,
Words are spoken, truths are spoken, “Go” is spoken:
That sound unstoppable,
as multitude of deaths defeated; cast
What even do you want?
What do you really want?
Is all you desire all you can see?
Is now all you want all you trust there to be?
Because if it is, then take all you can, trample, tear, cling, destroy.
Overwhelm, abuse, store it all up in your debt laden fortress.
Don’t relent, don’t forgive,
Don’t ask permission and don’t hold back.
Fill your eyes with the night of your own-made glory. But when morning comes.
When morning comes! #christianp