Saturday, January 14, 2017

How Many Times... O LORD




[ Do you have a pierced ear ? ]

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How many times, O LORD,

YOU+ saved me?

All honor, glory, and praise is due unto THEE+, O CHRIST. 

YOU+ have saved me from my sins, yes…. Sins which were many, sins which were both seen and well-hidden, sins which would have kept me out of Heaven. Sins which were warping and twisting my soul, making me unfit for human companionship and  unfit for Holy fellowship with THEE+, O CHRIST.

All honor, glory, and praise

is due unto THEE+, O CHRIST. 

My life is not now mine own, for YOU+ have bought it when you delivered me, over and over again in so many ways, in so many temporal matters… situations my own lusts and foolishness of Self brought upon me.The time I cheated, the times I wreaked havoc with the car, the times I did not do an honest day’s labor.

YOU+ shielded me from debilitating disgrace and life-long regrets and public dishonor … though I deserved them all. 

All honor, glory, and praise

is due unto THEE+, O CHRIST. 

This life now belongs to YOU+, for YOU+ protected me from my Self even when I did not know THEE+, O CHRIST.  Thank YOU+ for opening my eyes now to see THY+ Protection of me, back then.

All honor, glory, and praise

is due unto THEE+, O CHRIST. 

How do I love THEE+ ?  Let me count the way:  totally, with a numbing realization that YOU+ loved me enough to bear with me, to struggle with me, to wrestle my soul from self-seeking slavery. I am SO SORRY of all I put YOU+ through… just to keep me safe !

All honor, glory, and praise

is due unto THEE+, O CHRIST.


I cannot even begin to repay YOU+, LORD.

So… here is my life.

I give it to YOU+,

the Purchaser+ of my Life,

many times over.


awl-worker

I lay my ear on the doorpost.

Pierce it

with THY+ Divine awl ;

I am THINE+ forever.

Exodus 21:6 and Deuteronomy 15:17


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