Chosen

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O raise your heads, the poor and maimed,
The LORD now calls, it’s you, He claims!
Salvation, grace, His wage and fame,
Speckled.
Spotted.
Chosen.
Named.
~ D.F.

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“The spotted and speckled among the goats: of such shall be my wages.”
~ Genesis 30:32

Rock

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Lo that ancient edifice, so hard and stony cold,
Many a futile sacrifice, yet none a promise hold.
Save by the Cross redeeming, Heaven’s mighty blow,
Rock, sweet water yielding, the floodgates overflow!
~ D.F.

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“Moses struck the rock twice with his staff, and water came out in abundance”
~ Numbers 20:11

“One soldier thrust his lance into His side, and immediately blood and water flowed out.”
~ John 19:34

Origami

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Skilfully He folds, the paper yields to plan,
From nought, a form emerges, His image guides the hand.
Blessed above the angels, now frail and mortal man,
Yet grace so freely given, his home, the Promised Land.
~ D.F.

The Wait

The Wait

Fast and penance,
rewarding,

The fruit,
soon for your taking.

How sweet,
its promise of salvation,

Alas,
Dreadful is the waiting!

~ D.F.

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“Be stouthearted, wait for the LORD!”
~ Psalm 27:14