Posts made in April, 2015

This Is Me

Posted on Apr 1, 2015 in Uncategorized

Today as I sat in my office desperately asking God to come and touch my heart, my eyes started to focus on the picture across the room of the cross that my niece painted 8 years ago. I’ve looked at it countless times before, but in that moment I saw the cross beam in a new way…protruding out like a person’s arms being overextended. “Embrace Me” it said. As I looked back at those outstretched arms, I could hear Him speaking to me…. ”Will you embrace Me?”  I saw the smudge marks and dirt that had gotten on the picture over the years and the mess it was, and I heard the phrase, “This is me.” I pondered and looked…and he continued, “Will you trust Me? I have nothing to hide. I am naked and poured out before you just like you are before me.  Your brokenness doesn’t scare me. It’s not more than I can handle. Come embrace Me (the cross) and take advantage of the price I paid for you to free you from your sin, your shame, your fear.  Nothing is too difficult for me. All you have to do is come.” The verse in Isaiah 55 came to mind, “Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy, eat.”  And in the midst of all the thoughts came this poem. This is Me Naked and poor…blood poured out, exposing My core.   This is Me Wounded in pain…bearing the thorns, the bruises, the shame.   This is Me Arms stretched wide…pierced without cause, spewed on with lies.   This is Me Beaten and torn…a fool in their eyes, mocked and scorned.   This is Me Don’t look away. Every tear was for you, every wound just the same.   This is Me I give you My all. Will you take it as yours in exchange for the fall?   This is Me Perfect Love in the flesh. Unwavering and True, not a fleeting test.   This is Me The One who will never leave. My eye’s been upon you before you were conceived.   This is Me Faithful to the end. There is nothing that can sway me, no foe and no friend.   This is Me Your Beloved, your King….coming for you Strong and Mighty.   This is Me Won’t you come ride with me?   Such great plans I have for you for all of eternity.   This is His story and ours.  We are poor, naked, weak, and broken.  We have been spit on, thrown aside, beaten, and torn….but it’s nothing that Jesus Himself hasn’t been through.  He alone completely understands and sees all of our pain and has already paid for it all at the cross 2000 years ago.  Redemption is ours!  Freedom is ours!  Healing is ours….IF we come.  This week as we celebrate Good Friday, will YOU come? Will you buy? Will you eat of the precious free gift of Jesus? He is waiting….arms open wide willing to exchange all of you for all of Him. Don’t delay. He is coming soon and He wants you with him. Rev. 22:12, 13, 17 – “Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”  “The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who...

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