Part 7: Chapter 3 – Day 7: Love’s Open Door

Welcome to Day 7 of Part 7′Chapter 3 of Arise and Shine. Today, Anna is bringing forward the final free will offering of Holy Hands.

Love's Open Door


When our hearts 

Condemn us

Our confidence 

Rests not in self

But the Rock.


In our God

Hiding us all 

In Himself 

In the cleft

Of the Rock.


For yes, You, 

Our mighty deliverer

Lifting our heads

You alone know

All things.


Not one part 

Is perfect apart

From Your love  

For the

Whole.


In each and every

Valley of accusation

In each and every

Prideful tongue 

Waged against


Your rod and your staff

Arise to defend 

Your workmanship 

Your sovereign

Completion.


Grace in us 

Growing

You rest our feet

Upon the

Rock everlasting.


You still

Our hearts

With

But One Word:

Jesus.


Ever returning us

To rest in the light

Your righteousness

Shining

Ever brighter


Till the full 

Light of day

For You are ever

Revealing the work

Of Your holy hands.


Yes, there is

A season

For everything 

Under the sun

Not one part


Of Your proving

Not one part is void 

Of Your life 

In holy breath 

Holy hands lifting.


For You

Our King of Kings

You have already 

Made all things 

Beautiful.


Not in our time

But Yours shall we rise

To see in full

What on earth we see 

But in part.


Lest any man should 

Boast

Even the ashes

Are proof 

Of holiness blazing.


Death is but

The birthing ground

Of resurrection 

Of new beauty 

And life everlasting.


A faith being born again 

In the trust of the Son  

In the holy hands

Ever shaping and

Moulding us One.


In the God 

Who roots us

Ever deeper

In truth  

Kissing grace.


The light yoke 

Of His labor

Lifting ever higher

The Cross  

Not our hands

 
Or labor

But Christ's

His completed work  

In us arising

To shine.


His grace

Knows no bounds

He's ever stretching

The tent pegs

Wider.


Overshadowing 

Each treasured part

In mercy covering 

His children in tender 

Compassion calling

 

Into His joining  

In suffering 

To know

His Body 

Made whole.


Each vital part

All shall 

Yet see

His glory

And fame.

 

In sons and daughters 

On His hip returning

No! Not one star

Is missing 

Or gone.


Look up and see 

Our God is greater

Behold the Father of Lights

Each star

In love's open door


Christ's revealing.



Ecclesiastes 3:11 (ESV) He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.

3 thoughts on “Part 7: Chapter 3 – Day 7: Love’s Open Door

  1. rothpoetry November 22, 2021 / 4:44 pm

    Eternity in the hearts of man… keeps us looking beyond ourselves.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Anna Smit November 22, 2021 / 4:54 pm

      And in the non-human creation around us too- as your poetry so beautifully reflects.

      Liked by 1 person

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