Sunday, April 5, 2009

Light of the World




The veil drawn
darkness smothers the sun
one perfect flesh
suffers alone
deathly silence
of his Father's wrath
for man's seething mass of
corruption
torments of hell
for a lost world
uttered cries of woe
Eli Eli lama sabachthani
a ransom for all
redeemed by the
blood of Christ

still...

the veil torn
at Calvary
hangs opaque
in clouded hearts
laced in self
by threads woven
of earthly desires
broken communion
lost in darkness

arise
oh troubled soul
sing
with one voice

Jesus is the Light of the World



posted by donna

6 comments:

Kathryn Darden said...

A very powerful and evocative poem!

Kathryn Darden said...

And great use of an image!

karen hopkins said...

My what the eye can see... I see Jesus' ... as if I were there watching him take on my sin... thank you for sharing.

Tom Meredith said...

Thanks Donna. I'm no great critique, but it certainly stirred something inside.

byhisgracealone said...

thank you so much....

susanwalkergirl said...

Donna,

Nice job in capturing the agony and necessity of Calvary.