Monday, February 22, 2016

Christ in the Wilderness

Christ in the Wilderness by Stanley Spencer


Christ in the Wilderness
©2016 Susan Noyes Anderson

Larger than life am I, thy Lord, and yet
I too must wander in the wilderness,
must wield the crushing weight of man's distress,
must cleanse the fallen earth in blood and sweat.
Until my vow to save and bless is met,
such godly power in me I do repress
as would escape the pain and wretchedness
that summons me to pay my brother's debt.
There is no gentler sacrifice for me;
of my own will, I drink the bitter cup.
For I must conquer death to set men free,
that all the world, through me, be lifted up.
My life I lay down gladly to this end
and hope that every soul might call me Friend.

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14 comments:

Sandra said...

inspiring words...love it!

Truedessa said...

you have captured the message passed throughout time..

Gail said...

You nailed it beautifully.

Donetta Sifford said...

Very beautiful

Kutamun said...

It drew such beauty from your depths ...

LeAnn said...

WE have been reading Atonement articles for our missionary study. This poem was lovely and heartfelt. Love to you dear friend and hugs too!

brudberg said...

This reads like a prayer... wonderful

SilverGardenia said...

Very nicely done.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I do feel closer to God when I am immersed in nature, Sue!

Sun Bloom said...

Devotional!

Karen Mortensen said...

Gave me chills.

Tess Kincaid said...

I like how you used "larger than life" in a positive way...

Grandma Honey said...

This makes me feel humble. A great way to begin my Sabbath today.

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Magic light in your poems!

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