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 poem: vessels of mercy

when i look out into this world what do my eyes behold?
a revelation of God’s character and the truth begins to unfold
 
angels in radiant glory all surrounding His throne
all assembled for one purpose and for one purpose alone
 
God, clearly visible yet still not fully known
creation anticipating as they inwardly groan
 
for the revelation of God’s character, for it to be shown
through the blood of the Savior and by it to atone
 
the vessels of mercy on which is the demonstration of His love
for prior to, there was no knowledge of such an amazing love
 
only rumors and myths and legends herewith
 
for love, mercy, justice, righteousness, and kindness are qualities inherent within God
but without a demonstration just an empty, meaningless, baseless facade
 
for how can you know what kindness is without it being shown
or righteousness and justice without a hell for sinners to be thrown 
 
that before lucifer fell, creation did not know
what God’s perfect justice was until judgment was shown
 
made clear for all creation to now see
that God is just and so all must agree
 
but this story on it continues
for there is still much more that will enthuse
 
and make creation shout for joy 
so continue to incline your ears and let your hearts be filled with joy
 
for the revelation of His character did not end merely with judgment
but continues with, for us, a greater adornment
 
for He chose to show mercy to adam and eve
although they sinned and God’s heart they did grieve
 
but He went down to their level and made for them clothes
even though they disobeyed and willfully opposed
 
but even in mercy one thing remains clear
sin cannot just be pardoned and thus we are brought to fear
 
for although God can overlook for a time being
His justice demands and creation agreeing
 
that all who sin must be brought to trial
or else His holy name and character be completely defiled
 
and thus we are brought to a seeming contradiction
for how can a holy, righteous, and just God just pardon our felonious conviction
 
and it is here my friends that we see the greatest depiction
of who God is through His only begotten Son’s crucifixion
 
but let us elaborate on this before moving on
on this Christ and the injustices all but foregone
 
for although being God, He did not consider equality with God something to be grasped
but humbled himself to the form of a bondservant, obedient to death, even on a cross
 
born in a filthy manger, to a poor peasant family
not of affluence or privilege or any other thing to which we esteem
 
thirty years of life for three years of ministry
sinless and perfect by every standard and decree
 
but forsaken and abandoned by not only His people
but those closest to Him, even His very own disciples
 
beaten, flogged, spit on and robbed
of His dignity, His deity, His majesty, and beauty
 
but the fulfillment of God’s wrath was not found in these things
but we must look further beyond mere superficial things
 
and thus we now find ourselves kneeling before the tree
looking upon His nail pierced hands and the Lord making His plea
 
“my God, my God, why have you forsaken me”
for as it says in isaiah chapter 53
 
that it pleased the Lord to crush Him
not the romans, not the jews, not the whips, or the nails or the cross, or even the crown of thorns
but as it says, that IT PLEASED THE LORD TO CRUSH HIS OWN SON
 
and this my friends is the righteous and just love of our Father
what He demonstrated to creation that they would no longer ponder
 
the mystery of the ages now made plain for all to see
the angels in heaven falling to their faces because of you and me
 
for our salvation was not an end but actually a means
for God to reveal His love so that all creation may see
 
let me further elaborate this point
 
that from all of creation God chose us to be
the object to receive His incomprehensible love and mercy
 
not angles or stars or heavenly hosts
but lowly dust, you and me, made for His boast
 
for it is in the revelation 
of God’s character through demonstration 
that the entirety of creation
may come into deeper realization
 
of His infinite and immeasurable character and worth
filling all of creation from heaven to earth
 
but wait my brothers and sisters gathered here this day
there is still some more of this truth you must hear today
 
for there is still much more left to this amazing story
and in it you will understand more of our Father’s glory
 
for the day we leave this earth to enter heaven’s door
we will fully understand the purpose to which we were created for
 
creation waiting in great anticipation
asking themselves what God will do for this holy nation
 
a nation composed of all those who overcame
by the blood of the lamb and the testimony of His glorious Name
 
these vessels of mercy refined through the fire
of trial and persecution unto the Lord’s sovereign desire
 
then, all of a sudden, God comes arrayed in His infinite glory and splendor and majesty and begins to pour out an immeasurable amount of love, and grace, and kindness, and blessing, and favor upon us which causes us to fall to our faces and begin to worship
and now, the rest of creation witnesses firsthand this demonstration of God’s love and then also proceed to fall to their faces exclaiming “only God can do such a thing”
and say that we were to sleep and wake the next day, the entire process starts again, with creation looking intently at us asking themselves, what is God gonna to do for these vessels of mercy today. and then God, comes in His infinite glory and splendor and majesty and begins to pour out even more love, and grace, and kindness, and blessing, and favor and then we along with the rest of creation, fall to our faces in worship exclaiming “only God can do such a thing”
that heaven is basically a place where we will, for all of eternity, dwell in, comprehend, and receive, the infinite love of God, that each passing day far exceeds the day that came before it and this for all of eternity, to search out God’s love forever and ever.
 
so you see our salvation was not an end but actually a means
for God to reveal His love so that all creation may see
 
that from all of creation God chose us to be
the object to receive His incomprehensible love and mercy
 
not angels or stars or heavenly hosts
but lowly dust, you and me, made for His boast
 
for it is in the revelation 
of God’s character through demonstration 
that the entirety of creation
may come into deeper realization
 
of His infinite and immeasurable character and worth
filling all of creation from heaven to earth
 
and so, i leave you all with one last question
 
will you not come and worship this king of glory?
The one who by His own blood wrote for you this very story?
 
Will you not come and worship this king
and surrender not just your words but everything
 
for He is worthy of much more than we can ever hope to bring, not because He gives gifts, blessings, or even salvation, 
but because He, is the sovereign Lord, the almighty God, and the everlasting King


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Will

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