The One Who Dared

You chose Your shape in leaving the Father’s side

forsaking all to save us from our pride

conceiving Your earthly form in Mary’s womb

transforming it, when You walked out of the tomb.

 

Teething, cold, and hunger you preferred

to golden streets and thrones and You endured

Our humble fare, coarse bread and fish You ate

And even more You shared our deadly fate.

 

You came and walked the gritty, earthy dust

To show us all the Father we can trust

to know His love, and know the One who cares

And find our Father through the One who dared.

 

To take our form and share our low estate

and move about using our shambling gait

While speaking words with lips and Spirit’s flame

You set about to raise us from our shame.

 

The children knew, they saw it in Your eyes

The Father’s joy embracing, ’twas a surprise!

You sought us first to put us on the list

We’ll see God, as we find You in our midst.

 

In humbleness I seek You

and by your grace I meet You

There is no rite for meeting God to man

To join us in our hearts is what You planned.

 

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2 Comments on “The One Who Dared”

  1. Rachel Says:

    Love this! What a tremendous love God revealed through Christ. It’s true how His goodness leads you to repentance.

    Rachel

    • Nathan Says:

      Thank you so much Rachel,

      It’s funny, but these poetic bits start assembling themselves in my head and I just have to write them down.
      I love to contemplate how much Jesus cared for us especially since I am sure our physical state, and even our smells were not terribly pleasant for Him to say the least. But He had a worthy goal in mind and nothing could turn Him away from it. Thank God.

      Nathan


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