Mistakes ~ Forgiven by the Cross
Paper can have great meaning or not
Heart splitting as the paper’s torn,
For how little pain is known.
Left in tears of promises,
Covert bonds are surly blows.
Anger rips in mindless thought,
See the stain life falls apart.
Thinking hard in naked flesh,
A consequence of the human quest.
Pain is relative to growth,
Emotion will accompany.
Whether shielded by a mask,
The brain will struggle selfishly.
One that feeds the wrong direction,
Stunted stifled stagnant place.
Fighting midst the lost connection,
Wires frayed and slapping face.
The flesh you whither in the battle,
Breaking under scrutiny.
Seeing clearly in the mirror,
The shocking grave of deity.
Idol is as seen within,
Lost inside this introspection.
Giving way to heart connected,
To the pureness of perfection.
Losing hold of the living word,
Nearing cliff and unaware.
Surrender to transfiguration,
He will catch the sinners there.
Turning back to Trinity,
Rely upon the three in one.
Let go of futile narcissism,
Grace for sinners it is won.
Expected slip how you have bitten,
As to slither with the snake.
It was finished now forgiven,
No longer guilty of mistakes.
Mis-takes & Re-takes
Mistakes or Missed Takes, it is all how we look at it. In life, we have many takes and re-takes if we could look at life's relationship similar to our selfies on the phones. People tweak and edit and make it look better. They change the pose, add a filter, change the hue. Why not apply this same process to our mistakes in life. View them, and tweak and edit ourselves to make it better. Filter our thoughts and judgments to be more pure and compassionate.
Here is a thought, what if we gave our mistakes the same attention we give our staged selfies. We need to try and fix the problems and make the perfect look. Do the work to heal the missed take, and do a re-take whenever possible. Start with one positive thought and goal and build on it. Believe in the possibilities that can come from growing in circumstance. Imagine yourselves being the healing change that is needed to move forward to a land of newness and growth.
Be blessed by this expectant, yet soft song from Young Oceans, entitled “Come Holy One”:
Hasten now, O loving Lord to us
Fill these souls, Spirit, every hour
We need Thee
Come, come Holy One
Come to meet us
All, all for Your glory
Lead us on, the perfect path O Lord
And may we sin no more
This spotless bride, the Church
I am Yours
We are Yours
© 2013 Kathy Henderson