Wednesday, February 24, 2016

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ON THAT CROSS
His arms, stretched wide in forgiveness
He tasted the gall, he tasted the bile
What had he given?
But a taste of the best wine

Fastened by sin, nails pierced his skin,
Blood and water flowed from a gash,
After all the healing love, that
Was drawn, from his touch

All Fridays be good,
For the sacrifice of blood,
Was the only price
Redemption could pay.
ON THAT CROSS © gillena cox 2016


Written for Susan's prompt
Midweek Motif ~ Martyrdom / Witness



34 comments:

  1. Such a breathtaking response to the prompt!

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    1. Thanks for dropping in to read mine Sanaa

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  2. WOW! He witnessed and martyred and gave us the cross as well as the wine and healing ... your poem is also a cross as it brings together awe and remembrance while He dies and is resurrected again and again.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Susan

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  3. A powerful poem Gillena - genuinely made me reflect and value the message conveyed

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Jae

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  4. this is so powerful and heartfelt Gillena..."His arms, stretched wide in forgiveness" one needs to meditate the scene to taste the best wine that He has given...feeling overwhelmed...

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Sumana

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  5. this was Susan's Midweek Motif this week Gillena...

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    1. Thanks Sumana, i will edit and correct this

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  6. Powerful write Gillena. The message is one to ponder, swallow and hopefully digest.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Myrna

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  7. How important it is to reflect on significant dates on our calendar as we blithely get seduced to use the opportunity to be greedy consumers. Thank you Gillena for reminding us that such holidays are not just about us.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Robin

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  8. A wonderful reminder to reflect upon this important event. Beautifully done.

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    1. Happy you dropped in Sherry

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  9. Yay! You covered this martyr above all martyrs! thanks Gillena. Happy Wednesday to you!

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    1. Thanks for dropping in to read mine Hannah

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  11. You've certainly conveyed the essence---and importance---of that sacrifice.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Hannah

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  12. The word has a power, multiplied with time, esp. about our big relics! thank you!

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  13. Thank you for your appreciation Humbird

    Much love...

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  14. you have made the word meaningful.

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  15. So much love willing spilt in that life and in that death. A beautiful poem to the one who knowingly gave his life that we might be...

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Leslie

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  16. The depth of faith in your words is inspiring!

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    1. Thanks for dropping in to read mine Carol

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  17. The ultimate martyrdom and self-sacrifice, Gillena... Well-penned!

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Nicholas

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