Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Predestined


God the Father knew us
Before there ever was us...
Before our parents ever were,
Before the world's foundations were.

God predestined us--yes, us
To be like Jesus, him stamped on us.
Not an outward stamp of form,
But the heart stamp, flaming, warm.

Our God called us,
Spoke life to us--
Made us hear him,
Love and fear him.

God the Father justified--
Made us clean through Christ who died
And the third day from death rose.
Now we wear his righteous clothes.

God the Father glorified
All of us he'd justified.
He's declared it, and it's sure.
In him we're bright...shining...pure.

And those whom he predestined he also called,
and those whom he called he also justified,
and those whom he justified he also glorified. 

(Romans 8:30 ESV)

This image has nothing to do with the poem, but I like the image. It's part of the walkway along Spring Creek.

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