More Than Blood

photo-1531816680622-c5f85ede7c12-1What price you paid
For these words
Written down
May I never toss them
Like seeds in unfertile ground

Manipulate their meaning
To my disposition bent
Choose my own translation
Mixing mine with your intent

Do I cherish the cost
Do I e’er think about
The countless breaths
That try to snuff it out
Their own flame will extinguish
While your Word will burn brighter
It has out lasted the ages
Your Spirit the igniter

For what was the cost
To bring me this life
Not just a man
But the Lord God himself
Took on all sin in fulfillment
It was the cost of blood
So I would never have to shed mine as atonement

It was the cost of silence
Now I have a voice
To speak for the hopeless
And watch them rejoice
It was the cost of obedience
Teaching humility and true justice
And the cost of grief
So in my own I see one
That makes me victorious
And oh the cost of unrequited love
So when one won’t return mine
It is not my ruin

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About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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1 Response to More Than Blood

  1. hannamccown says:

    Beautiful and so thoughtful. Thank you for the encouragement.

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