February 28, 2012

Remedied by Grace

When life holds
Like barbed wire
Twisted and sharp
Rusted and corroded
It is love that bears
And believes all things

When the heart
Is gripped and pierced
By barbs that pain
In their gritty grasp
Of a sin not one’s own
It is grace spiked to a tree
That carries scars
For our healing

Resurrected Life redeems
The language of the soul
Bitter barbs removed
And remedied by Grace
Wounds are covered with
A love never spoken
Before in this place

Forgiveness frees
The sinner and the saint

Isaiah 53:4,5
New King James Version 
 Surely He has borne our griefs
And carried our sorrows;
Yet we esteemed Him stricken,
Smitten by God, and afflicted.
 But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed.

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