The Thing to remember
while we are in this world
(but not of) is not only who, but what we are!
We are His temple, bought with a price!
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit,
who is in you, whom you have received from God?
You are not your own;
you were bought at a price.
Therefore honor God with your bodies.
Temporal temple this, tormented though it be
The enemies of Righteousness cannot thwart ‘Christ in me’
The dwelling place of Hope chose frames of skin and bone
As Faith receives the Holy Spirit; we are not our own
Then, when the way seems dark and troubled waters roll
Let His Spirit (whose temple now we are) our hearts console
The merit of a man is nothing without He
To Whom each knee will bow when we don immortality
Holy, holy, the trek from cradle to the grave
Where Time is but the speck before we meet Mighty to Save
And temples temporal put on forever evermore
The Immortality of He whose temple now we are
© Janet Martin
2 Cor. 4:16
Therefore we do not lose heart.
Though outwardly we are wasting away,
yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.
Jesus Prays for All Believers
20 “My prayer is not for them alone.
I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message,
21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.
May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.
22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one—
23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity.
Then the world will know that you sent me
and have loved them even as you have loved me.