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September 22, 2004
Look at Me!
(grace vs. self)
Look at Me!
see how well I am doing your will
Look at me, it will please you
See how I keep your day of rest
Did you notice the size of that cheque?
Observe that I avoid what insults you
and feast on what I know I do
Do you mind if I point out my prayers
or call attention to my holy living?
and yet my words seem dry and pointless
reflective of the bondage that I endure
within these tattered walls that hold me fast
yet to them I cling, for in them I have comfort
in the knowledge that I can save myself
am in control
have no fear of strangeness
where is the grace I have been promised?
I take the path well trodden
my own footsteps mingling with countless peers
within walls offering the reassurance of definition
"Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them."
But that no one is justified by the law in the sight of God is evident, for "the just shall live by faith."
Yet the law is not of faith, but "the man who does them shall live by them."
Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law
ignoring the open doorway
and its pathway paved in blood
It is hard to let go of self and let grace to
redeem us but that is what we all must do.
Scripture from Galatians 4:10-13
Each New Day A Miracle
Copyright Peter Rhebergen
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