A New Creation
"If you turn to him with all your heart
and with all your soul, to do what is true
before him, then he will turn to you and
will not hide his face from you." 1
"I will sprinkle clean water upon you,
and you shall be clean from all your uncleannesses,
and from all your idols I will cleanse you.
A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit
I will put within you; and I will take out
of your flesh the heart of stone and give
you a heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit
within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes
and be careful to observe my ordinances.
You shall dwell in the land which I gave
to your fathers; and you shall be my people,
and I will be your God." 2
I Am ALL His
My soul prostrates before my God,
Within my heart of brittle clay;
It forgets itself with His nod,
And all its wires fall away.
He picks me up by my poor soul,
And cradles me next to His Heart.
In losing self, it is made whole:
His own Nature He will impart.
The veil of night descends on me,
To put my senses in their place.
By faith and my obscurity,
I'm readied to receive His grace.
A gush of His Merciful Love
Soaks through my heart of brittle clay.
He forms it into Peaceful Dove
And all its sin is washed away.
With heart remade, my soul is joined
Into the midst of the Divine.
And never can the term be coined:
I AM ALL HIS AND HE IS MINE!
(c) Paul Buis, 2000
1. Tobit 13:6
2. Ezekiel 36: 25-28