Saturday, 17 September 2016

BEFORE HIS FATHER


Why is He the Beloved?
Because God saw in every act
And thought He was true,
Noble, just and pure.

BEFORE HIS FATHER

He was the expression of all
God would convey, consonant
With the divine thought that every
Word of God is pure.


BEFORE THE FATHER


Having completed the work
To the satisfaction of Him
Who loved Him He could
Address, "Righteous Father".

Pure

BEFORE THE FATHER

So that His Father was
Constrained by love to accord
What accords to His nobility
The title "Lord and Christ".

Just
 

BEFORE HIS FATHER/TRUE

Before His Father He could
Acknowledge One in glory
And in intimacy as
The only true God.


Noble

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Thursday, 16 June 2016

AMONG DISCIPLES

So His own gathered together
In His absence: forming for
His presence an atmosphere
Of delighted affection.


Before the Father

AMONG DISCIPLES

"They shall see God", He
Taught His disciples.  Not
Those washed in the doctors' teachings
But "the pure in heart".

 Amiable

AMONG DISCIPLES

To those who would condemn
Mary He would readily
Answer: He reflected the divine
View of a righteous action.

Pure

AMONG DISCIPLES

If the world - or disciples -
Criticised one who anointed, He
Showed that He would stand
To such a noble thing.

Just

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AMONG DISCIPLES/TRUE

Among disciples He could start,
As He could with pharisees,
Sentences of high intent,
"Verily, verily ...".

Noble
 
True 

Sunday, 7 February 2016

AMONGST GAINSAYERS

Amid a world of hatred,
Crucifying God's Man,
A few, attracted by Him,
Gathered around His cross.

Among Disciples

AMONGST GAINSAYERS

Three times Satan essayed
To sully that Man by
Guile.  Failing, he attempted
Violence.  And failed again.



Amiable

AMONG GAINSAYERS

Before an earthly ruler
The Just One stood.  Crowds
Clamoured for injustice; He
Accomplished righteousness.



Pure

AMONG GAINSAYERS

While the world destroyed,
Sin damaged, Satan corroded,
This was the Man who
Devised noble things.


Just

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AMONG GAINSAYERS/TRUE

Amongst gainsayers,
Self-seekers, and those at enmity
With truth, He could
Be named the Amen.


Noble

True