Garments, Mirrors and Beauty (continued)

I decided the poem at the end of the last blog was not quite finished after I posted it.  Here is the final version:

Garments, Mirrors, and Beauty

It’s time for a change of apparel, it seems

These garments no longer fit

The dark sweats of shame do not compare

to the beautiful garments of praise


My Savior has wrapped me in new clothes today

They are beautiful, made for royalty

It is hard to imagine  how He intended

These gem-laden garments for me


The crown of beauty is on my head

The oil of joy flowing down

As God claimed me as one of his own

The spirit of despair was cast down.


He’s turned my tragedy to treasure

He took my filthy ash-covered self

Wiped off my face and my head and my heart

He replaced it with heavenly wealth


So now I accept his healing touch

The reflections too much to bear

Unworthy, I am but made worthy by Him

It’s time to exit this lair


He’s unbinding the bondage while binding my heart

breaking the links of the chain

With gentle love and skilled hands

He is healing my pain


From trembling to bravery

from fear to boldness

I step out anew on this day

I trust Him with what He has done

And I’m hearing the words that he says


“All beautiful you are, my darling

there is no flaw in you”

Your words pierce through my heart

“Show me your face, let me hear your voice”

I look in the mirror- I fear falling apart


“For your voice is sweet and your face is lovely”

I believe what you say, I am ready to start

Adopting the way that you think

transforming my mind, renewing my life

no longer will I hide or flee


All yours, I am

Now courageous and strong

Conquering strongholds within

Free to be who you fully intended

when you carefully crafted me


 

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6 Comments

  1. fiona2107 said,

    November 6, 2010 at 7:27 AM

    I’m standing on my feet applauding you Merri!

    Beautiful poem about our precious Lord

    Just awesome

    X

    • Merri Lewis said,

      November 6, 2010 at 8:56 AM

      Thanks Fi! You were right, thanks for your encouragement!

  2. alienhippy said,

    November 6, 2010 at 8:29 AM

    He’s turned my tragedy to treasure
    He took my filthy ash-covered self
    Wiped off my face and my head and my heart
    He replaced it with heavenly wealth

    I absolutely love this verse, this is going on a book mark, I hope you don’t mind. I stopped dead in my tracks when I read that verse and I got all tearful…in a good way.
    Wow Merri, you really should write more poetry, you are very talented….and I’m being terribly self focussed too, it’s just that with my dyslexia Christian poetry is a lot easier for me to read….lol
    Keep posting the poems my dear, this one AWESOME.
    Love and hugs.
    Lisa. x

    • Merri Lewis said,

      November 6, 2010 at 9:02 AM

      Thanks Lisa!!! I’d love for you to have it on a bookmark! I am so honored that it spoke to you 🙂 I’m getting tearful that you got tearful (lol)! One alien to another 🙂

  3. Terry said,

    November 6, 2010 at 8:31 AM

    That was beautiful Merri – I do miss your poetry!

    • Merri Lewis said,

      November 6, 2010 at 9:03 AM

      Thank you Terry! I kinda slowed down in the poetry department after having all these beautiful children (lol)


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