Saturday Morning Poetry, edition 4

Exceedingly Abundantly More


As if forgiveness weren’t enough
–the crown of thorns, the cross of shame–
You give me joy in life today,
And gladness in the midst of pain.

As if salvation weren’t enough
–the death for life, the opened way–
You give me fruit that will abide,
Abundant growing every day.

As if redemption weren’t enough
–the blood that flowed from feet and hands–
With love you take away my shame
And give me confidence to stand.

As if Golgotha weren’t enough
–the crushing for iniquity–
You crown my life with all Your good,
Pouring your glory out on me.

2016 by Erin Jo Kilmer
based on a sermon by my favorite preacher
April 24, 2016


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