Poems. Prayers & Promises

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

The Prodigal

He cannot undo the past
Tasting the bitterness of shame
Haunted by embarrassment
Cast adrift in helplessness,
Towards the house where he was born,
Grew up,
Longed to be free.

His miserable, repentant steps
No shoes heavy on his feet,
Weighted down only by a forlorn heart
Riddled with guilt.

Awaiting his father’s burning response,
A moment through unworthy eyes,

His father running
His father’s love
His father’s embrace
His father’s acceptance

Before the fog of sorrow raises its sword,
A dance of joy, compassion with a kiss.

The best robe
Ring on his finger
Sandals on his feet

This is my son, who has come home.

Written for Poetry Jam

Monday, 20 May 2013

Crimson Gift

Burning bondage sears my mind
Silver and gold
Are powerless to help
The hex of my life.

The healing ransom of infinite value
Suffering and death
Purchased for those who
The liberation of my life

Embrace the crimson gift
Ransomed and loved
Clothed in the righteousness of
The enchantment of my life.

Thursday, 16 May 2013


Pure divine glory,
Undiluted, unadulterated.
Hammered, beaten, shaped,
Gold, pure, created by God’s word.
An altar crafted
A place of atonement
Mercy, made of unpolluted love,
Given, hidden,
Within human fragility,
Touching hearts, giving
Life, created with God’s Spirit.
Pure holy fire,
Burning, shaping, molding,
Crafted with skill
Beaten within reach
A sacrifice of pure gold,
An offering poured out ruby wine,
In the place of wrath and
Driven by love,
Pure divine love,
Intimate, intertwined, interwoven,
Sinless, created in God’s Son.
In the place of crafted sweat,
In the heart of desire,
Under a golden grace covenant,
A dance of joy,
An eternal delight,
Bruised and created, for
Intimate love.

Written for Theme Thursday

Crimson Trust

Spectacular abuse
Pressure to capitulate
Tempted to the fullest force
Tasted our struggle
Bids us
With confidence
He is with us
When we feel our need
Understands us
Our cry
What a difference
Held deep in crimson trust
In his presence
He helps

Monday, 13 May 2013

Crimson One

Kings son
Lowers his crown
Intrusion of vile sin
Bears our experience of pain
Came down

God’s anointed
A servant qualified
He is never to be replaced

One priest
Final sacrifice
Our endless substitute
Story of the crimson one

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Crimson Mediator

A connection
No temple constructed
The divine presence contained
Through Christ the crimson mediator
By his sons perfect ministry
Faith moves the mountain
Christ in man
Holy meeting

Monday, 6 May 2013

Crimson Flow

The deepest longing
Everlasting gift
Longest adventure
Pure delight
Dazzling morning
Blinding light
Crimson flow
Brings us to God

Once far away
Nothing added
Without hope
In a vast void
Wrath removed
Chasm bridged
Crimson flow
Brings us to God

Experience his love
Lasting joy
Displayed in grace
Wonderful liberty
Treasures abound
Crowns of glory
Crimson flow
Brings us to God

Friday, 3 May 2013

Crimson Touch

From devoted eternity
Spirit moves over time
And calls in a whisper

Where God in Christ
Showed delight in us
And from their abundant union

The crimson touch
To remove the obstacle
Infinitely valuable gift

Suffered in our place
Our offense redeemed
Nothing separates

Sin completely forgiven
Eternal sacrifice
Offered free

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Crimson Power

Set free
Liberating crimson power
Destroying evils enslaving hold
The resounding cry of freedom
Breaking the wisdom of the age
Transformed from our darkened spiritual condition
Released into the light of the gospel of glory.