Category: Gospel, JESUS, Music, Poetry, Suffering, Theology
It’s been a lot of fun taking one of my poems and turning it into spoken word.
-Just the right inflection at just the right time.
-A subtle pause and then a sudden release of emotion like a cascading waterfall.
-A rollercoaster of truth and meaning that generates the feeling … of connection. (This is what we all crave.)
Click below to enjoy it as a spoken word poem. (You can read along below if you like.) And please share it with someone who doesn’t know about the love of the Father through the redemption of Christ and restoration of the Holy Spirit.
Mystery of Tears
Spasms speak louder than words.
Gushing freedom carves canals
Down mountains of flesh.
The fulfillment of time flaps its wings
Out of the fray.
Metronome drops of Love’s deep
Fill our hearts whole
Like the Samaritan woman’s bucket
What can medicate a broken heart
Better than You?
Can Love ever be so true
As to live without You?
One Man wept more than all the salty seas
Of Arabia and Egypt combined.
He left His signature
Not on palm branches,
With redemptive properties
Of bleach and blood
He stained the earth
And broke the curse.
His captivity is our escape.
And to His distress
We cry, “Oneness!”
The curtain was torn.
He could’ve easily ended His grief.
With the blink of an eye,
He would’ve been fine,
But heaven would’ve owned a thief.
Salvation is near
For all who believe and fear—
Not by fright
But by reverence
In each tear.
Blood in His eyes.
Spear in His side.
Thorns on His brow.
His Father left Him for now.
And punctured pink feet.
His mockers debased Him
To a piece of raw meat.
Custom pressed onto cumbersome beams.
He prophetically screamed.
For obedience is a far better spice
Than our greatest deeds masked
Pain and pleasure He holds in a jar
Of every memory we hold dear.
Truly, substitutionary atonement
Saves all who sympathize
With the mystery of tears.
A special thanks to Whitesand on Youtube for providing the “Calm and Relaxing Piano Music – Infinite (Royalty Free).”
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I love the spoken word Chester
I love to hear that! Thank you, Melinda. With God’s will and blessing, I’d like to continue to create more…
Category: Literature, Morality, Philosophy, Psychology, Spiritual Formation, Suffering
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Category: Art, Literature, Music, Poetry, Prayers, Psychology, Spiritual Formation, Suffering, Theology
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Category: Morality, Philosophy, Psychology, Spiritual Formation, Theology
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