Back in December, I published a poem entitled “The Glory of My Sovereign”. In subsequent comments, I told of possibly a sequel or two. I since have posted the first one, entitled “The Bride Responds”. I had a third conceptually in my head but struggled with words to put it on paper. It seems to be a epidemic with me these days (struggling with words, that is). Now, a month and a half later, these words come spilling out of me like a river that’s been dammed up for too long. Though other words perhaps fail me, I trust these won’t. It’s entitled “Promise to His Betrothed”, hence the title of the post.
Come to Me and I will embrace you
My embrace heals; it breaks bondage
The truth of My love clears away the lies
My love buys back; it can not fail
Come to Me and I will mold you
I will make you again the jewel of My crown
I will restore the destruction your old life caused
I too have a great and awesome plan
You will be a weapon in My mighty hand
In you I will work a still Greater Humiliation
As the bought one reflects her purchaser
Like a perfect mirror reflects My face
The life I laid down will be the life you’ll live
Because I still live, though I died
You also will live the new life I give
Written 1/25/09 by JA Menter
I was wondering when you’d be back!
What a great and awesome promise–to be joined to Christ, identified with Him in both His suffering and (eventually) in His glorification.
“The life I laid down will be the life you’ll live” I like that! But…… now that I think about it, it’s kind of unclear….. never mind, got it! He laid down His perfect life so that we could take it and live it.
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