Weekend Words & Sunday Stanzas – 09/07/2014
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The poem today is based on a couple passages of Scripture, Joel 2:12-13 and Acts 4:24-30:
“Yet even now,” declares the Lord,
“return to me with all your heart,
with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning;
and rend your hearts and not your garments.”
Return to the Lord your God,
for he is gracious and merciful,
slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love;
and he relents over disaster.
Joel 2:12-13, ESV
And when they heard it, they lifted their voices together to God and said, “Sovereign Lord, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and everything in them, who through the mouth of our father David, your servant, said by the Holy Spirit,
“‘Why did the Gentiles rage,
and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers were gathered together,
against the Lord and against his Anointed’—
for truly in this city there were gathered together against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, 28 to do whatever your hand and your plan had predestined to take place. And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants[f] to continue to speak your word with all boldness, 30 while you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of your holy servant Jesus.”
Therefore, this poem is a prayer for God to help us learn to rend our hearts and to heal our land.
You tell us to rend our hearts
but how can we not with
injustice and pain rampant
are we sure this is not the pit
redeem this land from itself
heal these people so sick
reveal Your heart to all
about what rending is
giving over ourselves to You
and experiencing this
is breaking our spirits
to show others Jesus