Monday, November 18, 2013


And God said "Let there be light." And there was light.

First-formed command, demand,
that dark ignite and light must be,
no choice but to obey
that voice which shakes the cedars
and in His temple, all cry


So speech of God must be,
commanding what He will,
and in the diktat granting the command.
So speech of our sweet Savior
likewise did what it would do,
all true,
"I will, be cleansed", and
"Go your way", not least of all, to Lazarus,
the words of God prove true, just so
the Word of God,
whose name no less than Faithful and True,
(and from His mouth a sword, the Word as well).
Give ear!  The good news, gospel, all is true,
as true as Him who spoke it!

    For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven
        and do not return there but water the earth,
    making it bring forth and sprout,
        giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
    so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
        it shall not return to me empty,
    but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
        and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

   The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
        because he has anointed me
        to proclaim good news to the poor.
    He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives
        and recovering of sight to the blind,
        to set at liberty those who are oppressed,
    to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.
    And he rolled up the scroll and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. And he began to say to them,

“Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”

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