Wednesday’s Word – Transformed
As we head toward Easter I think back at the difference that Easter means to me now compared to earlier -before I understood who Jesus is.
I found a poem I had written a few years ago.
I thought I would share it with you today. It is based on Romans 12:1-2.
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
Taking hold of life
By sheer will.
Exert control, demand
To heed my call.
Sensed my struggle
Asked me to lay it down.
Pierced my soul
With life-giving blood
And turned me inside out.
Released my fear
Sorrow and pain
Mercy washed over me.
Showed me love,
Patience and passion
And life with an Eternity.
@Janis Cox 2008
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Oh wow! That was a wonderful poem Janis! Thanks so much for sharing it with us.
What a beautiful poem. I found you at Upward Not Inward!
Thank you very much. As I read the Word – my poem can to me. Working it out – being transformed. A beautiful thing.
I love the word “transformed”. It was my word for 2012. I chose that word because I saw how I need God’s transforming power daily in my life! Your poem is very touching, too! Thanks for sharing and hosting the Wednesday Word link-up!
In His love, ❤Ann
That’s interesting that transformed was your word for last year. A great word for the year. And thanks for your encouraging words.
I love this unrhymed poetry piece – unrhymed is my favorite to write and to read!
My usual poetry is unrhymed. Only in Tadeo Turtle did rhyme seem to flow.
Absolutely awesome and spoke to my heart directly! I too amd a mother and Grandma and I surrender my life and will to Him.
God bless you Janis and may you have a Blessed Easter!
Thanks for your wonderful words of encouragement. His Word does speak into our hearts and souls.