Climbing Rainbows

"Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all the living creatures of every kind on the earth." -Genesis 9:16

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Friday, December 30, 2011

If My Heart Had Not Been Broken

If my heart had not been broken
Would chains still bind my wrists?—
The perfect rules for a perfect life
The zealous heart enlists—

If I had not been pierced within
Could I have reached the sky?
Or would’ve the prison I once built
Kept me enclosed inside?

The bulwarks of my legalism
Have all been undermined
By the splinters of a shattered heart
Which love had left behind—

I’d rather not relive those months,
But, looking back, I know
The rainy days prepared the ground
For little seeds to grow.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Welcome to our World

The inn was out of rooms,
And every single occupant
Was too selfish
To give up their room to a woman
About to give birth,
So you were born
In a stable—
Welcome to our world…

The people were too busy
To watch the stars,
So they ran from here to there,
Wrapped up in their calendars,
Unaware that God Himself
Has come to their little town—
Welcome to our world…

The king was jealous
Of a little boy,
So he killed thousands of beloved sons
To save his pride,
Leaving a wilderness
Of ungrace—
Welcome to our world…

But you have come
To change the tide;
God stooped down
To this broken world,
Becoming a man
Wrapped up in caring for others,
Bringing grace
To this wilderness:
Welcome to our world!

Monday, December 05, 2011

Broken Smile

He received Mona Lisa
As a gift,
And never considered
That her smile
Was worth far more
Than he could even

He choose
To scar her beauty;
He used a knife to tear
The smile in two.
What drove his hand
I do not know;
Was it carelessness
Or stupidity,
Or did he break her smile
With selfish conceit
Just because he could?

Now she can’t be sold;
Even a thief
Would not touch her,
Because her broken smile
Hides the beauty
She once claimed.

But when a man sees past
The broken smile
And chooses to repair
The damage done,
He will find what was hidden
By the scars:
A treasure
Beyond measure.