We hope you enjoyed a beautiful Christmas Day, celebrating the birth of Jesus. Bettie and I both spent the day with our extended family and have taken some time to rest before posting here again. We look forward to now sharing the remainder of Arise and Shine: Beloved You are Mine with you.
Welcome to Day 6 of Chapter 5 from Arise & Shine’s Part 7. Today, Bettie is bringing forward our sixth free will offering of the Stone Tablets: Revealing the Covenant and Testimony of Jesus (the Word fulfilled).
Carried On Eagle's Wings
They lay broken on the road
And the people passed them by
Their wounds were too great to heal
And their plight too great to restore
When out of the sky rose an eagle
And bore them on wings to the desert
Fearsome and scorching the sands
Were the places their feet then walked.
But the heat cauterized wounds
And long festering sores were healed
As the voice of their rescuer
Thundered from the mountain
Stop! The sound pushed at them
And set their teeth on edge.
You listen for us, Moses,
The people of the rescue turned away.
Their Rescuer desired Fellowship
But they could only see Laws
Written on Stone Carved deep
With harsh judging meted out.
. . . . . .
Centuries passed and OUR wounds
Would not stay healed
Gaping and oozing we stumbled
Groping to obey Laws heavy-yoked.
When out of the purity ONE came
Who fulfilled every law
ONE who reigned down mercy
With every step He took.
The whip fell on Him sharp and long
The Cross took His shape
And Judgment fell upon limbs
While blood and water poured forth.
And we called Him stricken by God
Again we turned our face away
From pain too deep
Underneath we saw ourselves.
He carried our debt
He carried our pain
He carried our judging
But in the dying He rose
Carried on eagles' wings
He became the rescuer
And the ONE to restore the desiring.
As we looked unto the Living One
Our hearts were carved upon
The hardness gave way
To tender flesh of Love.
Tablets of Rock-hard-stone
Became hearts for writing
By the Rescuer Himself
Signature inscribed deep within.
What a Fellowship is this?
As we bow here now
To our Savior - the Living Law -
He writes His Word upon our hearts.
Deuteronomy 9:10 “The Lord gave me two stone tablets inscribed by the finger of God. On them were all the utterances the Lord proclaimed to you on the mountain out of the fire, on the day of the assembly.”
Isaiah 53:4 “Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted.”
Hebrews 8:10 “This is the covenant I will establish with the people of Israel after that time, declares the Lord. I will put my Word in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.”
Exodus 19:3-5 [additional possible meanings inserted from Bible lexicon]
3Then Moses went up to God, and the LORD called to him from the mountain, “This is what you are to tell the house of Jacob and explain to the sons of Israel: 4‘You have seen for yourselves what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Myself. 5 Now if you will heed [listen to / follow] My voice and celebrate [protect / wait for / observe / be a doorkeeper of / be a watchman for] My covenant, you will become My treasured possession out of all the nations — for the whole earth is Mine.