One Shot Wednesday – Week 34

Time again for One Shot Wednesday.

Here’s my one shot:

Cry of One Forgiven

How can I thank You
For Your forgiveness,
For that moment,
In which You scattered
My accusers,
And took my part?

As I looked up
From the mud of my despair,
Your majestic countenance
Was all.
You loomed before me,
Brighter than the Sun.

Who could have imagined
Such grandeur?
You wore holiness like a crown
That more than circled Your brow.
Rather, it emanated,
As light from Your Being,
Announcing Who You are?

Only humility can receive You,
And dare Your gaze.
For Your Eyes
Pierce the soul,
Revealing all.

Only those crying for a Savior
Dare look up,
To confess with that glance
Their fault and nakedness,
Helpless and all pleading.

Only the thirsty
Can drink in the majesty
Of Your knowing.
For pride is the travesty,
That hides,
For fear of revelation.

That moment shattered my fear
And rent the clouds of all my life.
Taking proffered Hand,
I rise to my feet
Then, as now, again,

Light embraces me
As my rags fall to my feet.
In their place
Love has woven a mantle,
A robe of Being,
That more than clothes me.

It is a signal grace,
That names me,
With it, You announce
To all Creation
Who I am in You.

My “Yes” reverberates
Throughout the Universe.
I am new,
Like a star at its birth,
Bursting forth
With Your Holiness;
Baptized in Your Redemption.

How can I thank You
For Your forgiveness,
O, You, Who took my part?
Go now,
In search of my accusers.

© 2011 Joann Nelander

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6 thoughts on “One Shot Wednesday – Week 34

  1. Wow… loved the transorfmation from helplessness to strength!! The gradual “rise” was very well brought out, Joann…

    Ooohh.. and the last stanza… TOO GOOD!! When all’s said and done, we need closure..don’t we now?!
    Very very nice, my friend… Bravo!

  2. Brian, that sounds a bit like “Love is never having to say you’re sorry” of Love Story fame. “Thank you” is too beautiful not to say, don’t ya think?
    You’re right though about living like we remember it.

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