2015.08:20: offering

When he saw her, he rent his garments and said, “Alas, daughter, you have struck me down and brought calamity upon me. For I have made a vow to the LORD and I cannot retract.” – Jgs 11:35

Then the king said to his attendants, “Bind his hands and feet, and cast him into the darkness outside, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.” – Mt 22:13

there is wailing and grinding of teeth
my heart cries out for you
my Lord and my God
the bride has rejected the groom
the chosen has rejected the gift
how many times have i rejected you

the chosen are a barbaric lot
we understand only one thing
sacrifice for offering
my heart cries out for you
my Lord and my God
there will be wailing and grinding of teeth

2015.07.02: sacrifice of the perfect

“My son,” Abraham answered, “God will provide the sheep for the burnt offering.” Then the two walked on together. – Gen 22:8


all that you ever needed
a simple acknowledgement
that what we did was wrong
you would have been happy
if we had just taking ownership
for our thoughts and deeds
instead we blame others for tempting us
we blame you for our brokenness
then we seek to salve our pride
by offering sacrifices as bribes
as if we could barter for grace
yet you remained patient throughout
speaking to us in our own language
you offered up your only son
the only sacrifice sufficient
to bridge the chasm
between mercy and love
all that you ever needed
a repentant heart
all that you ever wanted
an awareness of your love
poured into creation