For You,

For You,

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For You,

I turned water into wine, purified in the veins
of My own body. I climbed mountains, healed
crowds of hunger, warmed a leper’s skin. For
you I chastised leaders, halted stones, wrote on
the ground each word contained in Love.

I overturned unfair prices and low wages, tabled
discussions about who’s first or last, and enjoyed
the most unlikely company.

Before My execution, I tamed a donkey, became
your beast of burden, then bled from every pore.

Once for all, I buried death, and, when I arose,
some saw Me. Some heard Me as I broke through
the veil, cloaking time and eternity, and, yes,
for you, I’d do it all again.

Amen.

 


Originally published in Outside Eden, Aldrich Press, Kelsay Books (2014). Reprinted with permission and love.

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Mary Sayler

Mary Harwell Sayler began reading the Bible and writing poems as a child and has since placed 28 books in all genres with Christian and educational publishers. Over 2,000 of her poems, articles, devotionals, and children's stories have appeared in magazines, take-home papers, anthologies, and e-zines. She’s also written 3 Kindle e-books on various aspects of writing, and she regularly blogs on Bible topics and poetry.

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