Sunday, March 5, 2017

Of Mercy Renewed...

From vaulted hue the New transcends
Time’s archived loss and dividend
Hope’s orient halo crowns the globe
Persuasion wears a royal robe
Where fear or faithful fortitude
Will commandeer Mercy renewed

From heaven-height to earthy deep
Fathoms of moment-morsels seep
Each canon freed in tick-by-tock
As dream-deed-impact interlock
To prove, with each edict decreed
The matrix of our mortal need

The loom that weaves Bygone untwists
The proof that grace of God persists
It unfurls like a golden scroll
From He, the Saviour of the soul
To we, of Life received, denied
Surging as one to Death’s Divide

No certainty abides but He
Who tips the grail that fills the sea
Who grips the veil that keeps in place
The Mystery of hope and grace
Where, when its shroud is torn in twain
Nobody returns to explain

© Janet Martin

 Why, then, do you judge your brother? Or why do you belittle your brother? For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat. 11It is written: “As surely as I live, says the Lord, every knee will bow before Me; every tongue will confess to God.” 12So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God.…

Romans 14:10-12

 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
2 Peter 3:9

For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that everyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him. 18Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is already condemned, because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.…
John 3:16-18

1 comment:

Thank you for your visit to this porch. I'd love to hear if or how this post/poem touched you!