Saturday, June 8, 2019

Orange Moon Cafe "Instead"

The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…


He could have let us go,
to make our own way.
He could have watched us flee,
and then turned away.

"Good riddance!" might an angel 
have heard Him to say.
And none could think ill,
or cast any blame…

But instead He suffered
and bore our sad shame, 
and then rose from the dead
our hearts to reclaim.

He could throw up His hands 
at how often I've strayed.
Oh the patience He's shown me,
I cannot explain.

If He chose not to bless me,
I'd understand why.
 I couldn't complain if He 
ignored my cry.

But instead He bears with me,
and turns not away,
ever bestowing
such mercy and grace.

What kindness must dwell
in this most wondrous of Hearts.
Devotion so pure,
as love He imparts.

Oh how it would be
almost more than expected,
if we found that our souls
He completely rejected.

But instead He sees us 
as worth His Son's life.
By grace He redeems us
and calls us His child.

For He suffered and bled,
and bore our sad shame.
And then rose from the dead
our hearts to reclaim.

"But God, who is rich in mercy, for His great love wherewith He loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;), and hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us through Christ Jesus."
(Ephesians 2:4-7)
"For if when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, how much more shall we be saved by His life."
(Romans 5:10)     

Weekly Memory Verse
   "Not unto us, o Lord, not unto us, but unto Thy name give glory, for Thy mercy and Thy truth's sake."
(Psalm 115:1)



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