Poems. Prayers & Promises

Friday, 22 March 2013

Crimson Chalice


I can taste the wine
The golden nectar of eternity
The ruby stream of separation
Crimson chalice
Stream of separation.

I can see the sky
The dismal clouds that threaten me
The grey domain of glory
A silver heaven
Domain of glory.

I can smell the flower
The sweet scent of presence
The luscious dream of nature
Shivered shadows
Dream of nature.

I can hear your voice
The affliction of your breath
The indifferent waffle without meaning
 A distant tune
Without meaning.

I can feel your touch
The cold marble of midnight
The early frost of winter
Passing immortality
Frost of winter.

I can sense your spirit
The warm ghost of your whisper
The rushing flow of the river
Soundless surrender
Flow of the river.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Crimson Vial


The cord that reconciles
Justice held in suspense
Innocent blood eternally spent
Incense offered
Rebellions judgment
Crimson vial.

Forgiven my debts and declared me rich,
Cancelled my failure and declared me a success,
Buried my sinful nature and created me a new creation,
Killed my orphan heart and adopted me as his son,
Released me from the law and declared me righteous,
Ended my separation and made me his holy vessel.

Through his suffering declaration
Justified in streams of scarlet
Became what I deserved
Incense offered
Redemptions attire
Crimson vial.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Crimson Drops


It cost me nothing
To go free
Receive new life
Forgiven.

It cost Jesus life
His poured out blood
To settle the debt unpaid
Forgiveness.

How precious the news
Reconciled to god
My sin no longer remembered
Forgotten

How beautiful Christ is
The crimson drops
Cancels my sins
Forever.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Crimson Ransom


The cross is the price
Payment made in full
Free from sin
Without a stain
Crimson ransom

The offering was himself
Perfect sinless sacrifice
Chosen before time
Chosen to die
Divine ransom

The sacrifice was sufficient
Once and for all
For all time
For evermore
Perfect Ransom

The price was paid
Life given up in death
All for me
For everyone
Eternal ransom.

Friday, 1 March 2013

Crimson Acceptance


Crimson acceptance poured without a stain
Endured damnation broken in my place
Owed debt nailed to the cross
Secured in a suspended breath of grace.

Immersed into a vast ocean of love
Guilt released free from all demands
Entangled with creations chosen firmament
Unfathomable depths etched into loves palms.