Poem: Goodly Evil

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Genesis 50:20 As for you, what you intended against me for evil, God intended for good, in order to accomplish a day like this–to preserve the lives of many people.

As mortals we dare not believe
Truths that our eyes can’t perceive
How God in His goodness may lead
Us faster through lands where we bleed

Could Joseph image the step
That made Prison, Palace’s prep?
Guessed Famine that filled men with fright
Would someday his Family unite?

Our flesh still rebels at the thought
That Crosses are how Crowns are bought
But we whom He chose as His Bride
Know Gravestones hide Glory inside

“Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love?

Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? (As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”)

No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love.

Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.

No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Romans‬ ‭8:35-39‬‬‬

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