New life through death

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As Holy week comes toward its grand finale, it’s good to pause and consider the cost of our salvation.

I am pondering all that led to Jesus’ death and what it really means to live in the light of His finished work on the cross.

All that is lifeless within can be enlivened by His Spirit and changed by His grace.

New life through death.

New birth and new beginning.

We ponder and we wonder anew at all Jesus went through to bring us back to God the Father, to restore all that the enemy has stolen.

There is so much more here than one poem can convey.

Far more than I can easily express.

But I hope it will give you a tiny glimpse behind the scenes of Christ’s path to Calvary and its tremendous implications for all mankind.

‘An enlivening spark’

Kaleidoscope colours in your life and mine

collide in varied hues of the human condition

Fractured, splintered at times beyond recognition

So many shade to grey, loom dim and dark

without that vital, enlivening spark

We rest beneath the shadow of the cross

A place which collects all our pain and loss

We crest the hill of Golgotha rising

Eyes straining to see beyond its horizon

We witness a sacred flood of crimson-red

where our Saviour suffered, died and bled

Our own violence and tears join hands

with the punishment our sin demands

Kneeling, weeping, wondering anew

as resurrection Light and power break through

with glory, radiance of Love divine

©JoyLenton2015

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4 thoughts on “New life through death

  1. Hi Joy! I’m just dropping by to wish you a Happy Easter. May God bless you and yours with his abundant graces in this holy season.
    Happy Spring too!
    Ceil

    • Hi Ceil. It’s lovely to see your smiling face! I’ve missed you as you’ve pulled back from blogging too. Happy Easter to you! May you and yours have a deeper awareness of God’s wonderful love and amazing grace as you ponder Christ’s finished work on the cross. I’m looking forward to reading your words again and seeing how taking time off to rest has been for you. I’ve written a little about the challenge it was for me on ‘Words of Joy’ recently. Hope to catch up with you soon. Blessings and love. xox 🙂

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