Part 4: Chapter 1 – Day 2: Home

Welcome to Day 2 of Part 4‘s Chapter 1. Today, Anna is bringing forward our 2nd free will offering of acacia wood – incorruptible humanity in Christ Jesus.

Apologies for the slower rate of posting. The next two weeks will be at a slower pace, as Anna is camping with her family.

Home

We the faithless turn away
But our Father,
He the Faithful, does remain
For He can never, ever
Disown Himself.
When heart He opens
To confess Him Christ as Lord
There He does bind us to Himself,
Promise spoken:
Work of faith He will complete.

No weapon forged against
Can ever prosper
He holds us fast
Even when we turn.
Lies may lash and whip
Hearts begin to doubt,
Hardening where once soft and true
And yet He holds us fast.

Each cell and fibre
Woven there in mother's womb He knows,
His Word made flesh did bleed
Not just for sin, but for each shard of lying lips
Sown in accusing shame and fear.

His compassion faileth not
His mercies they still fall
Each morning dew anew
For blood did flow to silence
Our accuser's many schemes.
And so our Faithful Father, He does wait
Love so kind, love so patient
He faileth not.

Each cocoon
Bound and silenced
Waiting there in dark of night
Yet to reveal Christ's final Masterpiece.
Truth and light sent forth
Before each child of His so dear
Holy Word falls afresh
Now dew on tilled and yearning hearts.

And just when all hope seems so far,
Precisely there life begins to birth,
Small green shoot
He buds, growing ever stronger.
That once so tiny mustard seed
Sown so long ago
Broken open wide, multiplied to life,
Strongly rooted, firmly planted.

Now when same winds and storms
Do lash and whip
Faith no longer waivers
Heart no longer hardens shut.
Instead each lash and whip
Do now reveal
Fresh green leaves and fruit anew
Breaking open, death to life.

These new leaves
They will wither not,
Nor will their many fruits ever fail.
For now fresh waters flow
From Sanctuary High.
Fruit of heart's delight
Promise spoken powerfully birthed.
Leaves now balm to heal
Wounds so deep, tended gently whole.

For our Father
He has promised
To seek the lost
Bring back the scattered
Bind up the broken
And heal the sick.
Filled with compassion
He runs toward,
Kindness to repentance leading.
Arms wide open to embrace
His long lost son and daughter
Home.

2 thoughts on “Part 4: Chapter 1 – Day 2: Home

  1. Bettie G August 5, 2021 / 2:18 pm

    Oh, to be reminded that His compassion is new every morning, and He is never failing, incorruptible! Thank you for this precious poem today, dear Anna.

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    • Anna Smit August 5, 2021 / 4:03 pm

      Amen. Oh how we need that reminder, over and over. So thankful for your everpresent encouragement, Bettie.

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