Friday, April 18, 2014

Good Friday

Good Friday?
Does everyone pause after they say it
or hear it?
the day is distinguished
above them all
as "good".

Our Lord breathed His last,
His life poured out
on that first,
"Good Friday".

All the sins of every man
who have walked the earth
or ever will,
were transferred to our loving Lord
on that Friday.

I always struggle to call that "good".
My heart retches at the thought of that being "good".
I'm devastated that some of His pain was caused
by my lifetime of casual sins
my patterns of willful choices.
Oh God,
I'm sorry.

I know no other way for man to be saved.
The Creator,
has said there is none.

So my only hope is held in this
the greatest act of selfless love.
This love
(not the nails)
kept Him on that cross.
He raised the dead,
He healed the blind,
He parted the sea,
He could have come down.
He could have suffered less,
or not at all.

Yet, His love compelled Him.
For the love of man
He stayed,
He suffered,
He purchased,
my soul.

How could I not call
this act of love
(never heard of before,
never equaled sense)
how could I not call
this gift

Thank you, Lord
Thank you, Father
I am yours.

c. Kim Damon 2014

The "What If" Game

What if we used our imagination
while we read scripture?
As an aid in seeing more clearly.
Our image nation,
or imagination
is often used to hinder us.

We hear:
God is not for me,
that blessing does not apply to me.
They would not except me...
The enemy (or our self doubt),
uses our imagination all the time.

What if we played the “what if” game
in our faith,
to better our understanding
of truth.

What if He really does say my name?
He does,
and I believe He does
because scripture says so.
But when I imagine it...
I am undone.

If you read some delightful thing
about how God rejoices over you
with singing.
You may have great faith,
and instantly believe it's true,
in your core.
But even you...
you of great faith...
if you imagine the Lord,
adoring you
and singing a song of love
as He looks at you,
you must be deeply touched.

What If all that I believe
was seen,

This is a powerful gift.
God help me to wrap up in your truths
and love you with all of my mind.
Even the creative imaginative parts.
May I grow and be a blessing
to this dark lost world
because of all you show me
as I meditate on your truth.
For Your glory,


c. Kim Damon 2014