My hope for you

Poetry speaks to our minds and hearts and is meant to communicate more than the sum of its words. It is an apt expression of our walk with the Lord. I encourage you to forward this link to those you love. I pray this poetry leads you into reflection and prayer but I also want to start a conversation. You, too, have something to share with others-not only in person, but also here. Your experience is yours to give away to build up and learn from others in the Body of Christ. Share the word that you hear, the experiences you have lived. We are all part of the New Evangelization.If you also want to contact me by email, feel free: genefirn@yahoo.com

Table of contents: October 7, 2012

Saturday, December 29, 2012

The Tribulation

from the beginning
the enemy has sought
the capture of My children
by deception's lure
into the darkness of
rebellion's lair
draping each with
the mantle of pride's
many colors
fitted with perfect
self-adoration
Redemption's bounty
for hearts paid
with Precious Blood
provoked satan's fury
against the Innocent One
and all who follow Him
for bringing 
love to the loveless
hope to the hopeless
life to the dead
salvation to the damned
that journey traveled the
Via Dolorosa
witness after witness of that
Heavenly Kingdom's Gift
conquered that same darkness
within and without
by mingling
blood with Blood
white and red
heart to Heart
each pierced
throughout time
encouraging the fearful
strengthening the weak
emboldening the timid
ushering victories
through losing
acceptance and life itself
eternity's battle
ebbs and flows
and now
it flows for you
to share the burden
to bear light
into darkness
salt to the tasteless
though many fall away
submit not to coercion
nor threats of prohibition
to speak My Truth for
it brings Life to those
who hear and receive
but death to those
who reject and rebel
welcome your calling  for
if you love not
your life unto death
you will conquer and
your joy will be
complete

Reflection/Discussion:
-What are some of today's "deception's lures"?
-Describe "eternity's battle". 
-Who are some of past/present "witnesses" who paid the price?
-What signs of persecution are here?
-How do we prepare for the tribulation?
-What areas in your life need shoring-up?
-How are you going to accomplish that?  
-How do you "welcome your calling" in your life?

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