Thursday, August 09, 2012

Where Truth and Mercy Kiss

From Blog12
The church of God becomes a place
Where truth and mercy kiss,
Where shining wrath meets perfect grace
And yields eternal bliss.

God's zeal and fire form all her walls.
His angels guard her door--
And yet there's grace for one who falls.
Kind tears drip to the floor!

And so the walls are love within:
Grace-bright to light each path,
With Jesus' blood to purge all sin--
But outside? Flames of wrath.

The door's still open wide today.
Com in! Find all you've missed.
Rush to Jesus. Come to stay
Where truth and mercy kiss.

Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands;
your walls are continually before me. (Isaiah 49:16 ESV)

...We have a strong city;
he sets up salvation
as walls and bulwarks. (Isaiah 26:1 ESV)

Poem written August 9, 2012, in Spring, Texas, for God's glory.
The Bible verses are referring to Jerusalem, but I believe we can also apply them to the true Church. This poem pictures the church as a building, but the church consists of people who are living stones, being built into a temple.
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1 comment:

dfish said...

Great poem, too bad so many want to focus only on one aspect or the other, destroying the value of both.