Plunging Into the Depths

A Poem By Elizabeth Anne // 3/5/2013

A mirror,
A glass,
A reflection
Of gold.

A river,
A stream,
A strength
Not our own.

God is our guide,
Our perfection,
Our strength
Pure and true.

Like a curtain
Pulled between
Is our sin
Of today.

Like a magnified heart
Is our spirit
Of decay
And depravity.

Yet a hope has
Sprung
From the sky
As we look around
And wonder why
We don't sink
In our sea of despair
And death.

God is creator,
Sustainer,
Divine.

He is ruler of all-
Both the rich
And the blind.

All of us sin,
And fall,
And die.

But God's word is the truth
And it speaks of new life
In Christ.

We bear His image,
And should lead
Towards his glory.
Yet our ultimate failure
Is not fulfilling the purpose.

Through Christ
We have a chance
To erase out mistake,
Find our joy in Him,
And throw off our disgrace.

We,
Unjust,
Have now been
Justified.

We,
Unright,
Are bent and
Disfigured.

We must be fixed.
He can fix us.
We don't deserve to be fixed.

Incredible!
We are made
Righteous,
As if we were
Righteous.
Incredible!

I will what
I don't,
And I don't
What I do.

Despite my sin,
Death is no more.
I am obligated
To plunge into the depths
Of His glory.

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I have no idea why my comment

I have no idea why my comment was published before I said SAVE! ...

Lucy Anne | Thu, 03/07/2013

"It is not the length of life, but the depth of life." Ralph Waldo Emerson

:)

I do like this.

Through Christ
We have a chance
To erase out mistake,
Find our joy in Him,
And throw off our disgrace.

We,
Unjust,
Have now been
Justified.

Look, I want to highlight this entire poem...but obviously I won't. Iit was so simple but good! Wonderful job! :) -- Megan

Lucy Anne | Thu, 03/07/2013

"It is not the length of life, but the depth of life." Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thank you! I have to give

Thank you!

I have to give partial credit to my dad as well. He did a really good sermon with almost the exact things I was writing about, so I kind of organized the progression of this poem similar to his sermon.

Elizabeth Anne | Thu, 03/07/2013

See him with his books:
Tree beside the brooks,
Drinking at the root
Till the branch bear fruit.
See him with his pen:
Written line, and then,
Better thought preferred,
Deep from in the Word.
~John Piper

:)

Well done! :)

Kyleigh | Thu, 03/07/2013

Great!

I really liked the theological content in this poem. I am also interested in the essay too, even if it is really long. :)

Arthur | Fri, 03/08/2013

"My greatest wish for my writing is that it would point you to the Savior."

thanks, Arthur! Maybe I will

thanks, Arthur! Maybe I will finish the essay then.

Elizabeth Anne | Wed, 03/27/2013

See him with his books:
Tree beside the brooks,
Drinking at the root
Till the branch bear fruit.
See him with his pen:
Written line, and then,
Better thought preferred,
Deep from in the Word.
~John Piper

Yes, please do!

Yes, please do!

Lucy Anne | Wed, 03/27/2013

"It is not the length of life, but the depth of life." Ralph Waldo Emerson

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