Ode (owed!) to My Father and Family
because of what was said the other night.......
from a Saint here, as a response to some Time a few Saints were spending with one another and Jesus, a couple of nights ago.....
We talked about the thought that true “Fellowship” REQUIRES that we open our mouths and reveal our hearts, voluntarily—speaking of things that may not have been obvious if we had not SPOKEN. “From the overflow of the heart, the MOUTH speaks.” God has spoken in diverse ways, through the prophets... but NOW He is offering FELLOWSHIP: HE SPEAKS to us from His own heart, “BY HIS SON.” (Heb.1) Fellowship, TRUE fellowship, is an offering of one’s heart towards Him—revealing the delicate, humbly desiring the Holy, by the mouth. That was kinda what we discussed. And often, unless we speak the things of the heart, they will not be known by those around us. And so i speak now, because it is a debt i hold dear to my heart. I hope you’ll notice the distinct uses of You and you. I’m not a poet, and i sure don’t write love songs either. This is the best i can do at present to say thank you! Is it possible to express gratitude anonymously?? : ) Well, I just wanted to risk, and open my mouth, at least this way to say.........
Ode (owed!) to my Father and Family:
How is it that i came to be
loved by You, in spite of me?
How is it that you love me too
in the face of all i do?
How can i ever find a way
to manifest the full array
of what i know my debt to be
for loving, in pain, such as me?
For deep within there is the cry
that begs to shout, “LOVE is no lie!”
This never-could-have-been y’all save
would know nothing but a grave
of turmoil, darkness, doubt, and fear
of gloom and torture ear to ear,
but for the care you shower my way
that Guards me Safely, day by day
with your own lives, loyal to HIM,
He makes a way my soul to win.
Forever grateful i shall be
for your nurturing in costly agony.
All that i could ever be
without Him inside of me
without you loving Truth and Light
without you putting up a fight
for all to LIVE, for all to see,
for all to turn from sin and flee
into His arms, where He does wait
to put to death the effects of hate
to hold us close, to draw us near
that He might whisper in our ears
“Rest safe, My love, for I AM here
to wrest you from the bonds of sin
to soothe your soul and enter in
to love, so rich, so deep, so full
will you not turn from darkness’ pull?
it has no claim upon your life
it has no right to cause you strife
it has no power, Light to dim,
will you not listen, cast down flesh’s whim?
I have empowered you, from within
and surrounded you with all of them!
So all that you would ever be
apart from Us, is not your Destiny.”
What makes me think my words are new?
It’s not the words i speak to you
but rather the hope i long to extend
that JESUS is REAL and His are True Friends.
All that i could ever be
without Your Seed and Life in me
without your Love surrounding me
is all the world will ever see
without, within from sea to sea
unless they touch and taste and SEE
that Jesus is our delivery
from death, from sin, from strife, from me!