Sunday, March 14, 2010

Wilderness Outcry

 Wilderness Outcry

In our famished, dry land where we hunger and thirst
Rising from our pits in which we’d slid headfirst,
From Heaven’s opened floodgate, a fresh water supplies
Soothing for the wilderness, and its desperate outcry

From a newly purchased threshing floor, we travail in prayer
Until a new sound is birthed and permeates the air.
As the winnowing wind blows chaff from our lives,
An outcry for righteousness is all that survives.

Confessing Him as King, we kneel at the cross
With arms open wide as we reach for the lost
A cleansing fire rages, and God’s breath fans its flames
As we offer Him our wills, giving honor to His name

“Belonging to the Lord” written on outstretched hands,
As the baptism of fire flows over our land
Strongholds and chains finally drop to our feet
As we stand on our weakness, in Him we’re complete.

 ~MCB

Natchez Trace Parkway, Southern Tennessee



Isaiah 44: NASV
The Blessings of Israel
1"But now listen, O Jacob, My servant,
         And Israel, whom I have chosen:
 
    
2Thus says the LORD who made you
         And formed you from the womb, who will help you,
         'Do not fear, O Jacob My servant;
         And you Jeshurun whom I have chosen.
 
3'
For I will pour out water on the thirsty land
         And streams on the dry ground;
         I will pour out My Spirit on your offspring
         And My blessing on your descendants; 
    
4And they will spring up among the grass
         Like poplars by streams of water.' 
    
5"This one will say, 'I am the LORD'S';
         And that one will call on the name of Jacob;
         And another will write on his hand, 'Belonging to the LORD,'
         And will name Israel's name with honor.

4 comments:

  1. In Him we are complete! Amen Margaret! Hope your having a great weekend!

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  2. beautifully written, Meg, and I did see several references to scripture in it, especially newly purchased threshing floor, made me think of King David. I am so thankful we don't have to do any of the work, that Jesus paid it all and His grace is more than enough

    betty

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  3. another great poem....you should've posted the photo here as well...they go well together.

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  4. Another wonderful poem. You are so talented and your poetry shares God's love. What a blessing!

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