Free

Once blind
but now I see
that I was lost
already
dead
the law did kill
me
before the word
called
before the truth
roused
my low slow slumber
ere his grace
pierced
this old cold heart
yes
life conquered death
in dying
love gave all
and death died
even
my death
my stain and shame
also died
because love lives
now
I live more
than pardoned
justified
no condemnation remains
only grace
to be me
set free
to be
free
to live and to love and to dare
forgive all
who have
sinned
~
even
me

Petra O. Hefner

Scripture References 

The Lamb

knit together
Clothed
in purity
at the first light
a most memorable beginning
and very good indeed
and then

the leaves that laughed succulence and shade
became much too quiet
too cumbersome and way too thin and frail
but
the only feasible cover and life
lost living
increasingly
lost its joyful praise – its bleat
its breath – its peace
its pelt

pulled apart
to cover all
shame
at the first fall
a most frightful occurrence
and very sad indeed
and then

the ground that cradled golden sheaves of grain
became much too dense
too stubborn and way too cold and cursed
but
the only feasible way and work
gained weight
increasingly
gained its tiring pace – its misery
its load – its loss
its tears
and

we have made quite much of it
all
Clothed
in our fine attire
covering our corpses with such pretty things
and heels
higher than the heavens
from whence
all glory
fell
onto that blood-stained hill
that felt
the pain
the love
the lamb

“Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”

reversing the curse
of endless crying dying sheep
hearing His voice and turning away
from sin
again
Clothed
in purity
as at the first
a most memorable beginning
and very good indeed!

Petra O. Hefner

Scripture Reference