Mrs. Jesus 5/7: Wood Friday

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Continued from Mrs. Jesus 4/7: Thor’s Hammer Day

Prologue

Jesus wraps his arms around me and lowers me to the mattress
“I’m scared,” I whisper
“I know,” he murmurs, kissing my brow
“Don’t worry. I will always be with you, even if you can’t see me.”

For the comfort of my body
Jesus placed a small cot by the Tree of Life
I gaze up at it as he fastens two roots to the holes in my wrists
My body is not what I’m worried about

The sensation is what I imagine dialysis fees like
Or a blood transfusion
The lifeblood of the tree fills me
As mine pours into it
As my consciously slowly wanders off

To sleep, perchance to dream

The Ex-Wife

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1/13 Limerick: Glory Deveiled

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The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 1:14

Deveiling is in the details
That redemptive glory entails
We must confront sin
To learn how to win
As Jesus did, scorning the nails

12/28 Limericks: Kingdom of Leaven

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If we want to inherit heaven
We must learn to recognize leaven
Each small compromise
That clouds up our eyes
Til we can’t tell cursin’ from blessin’

The reason we’re trapped by this thing
Is we have made comfort our king
My power ensures
My pain quickly cures
Regardless of Your suffering

So we must learn to face our hurt
To let Christ His Kingdom assert
As He heals our eyes
We soon recognize
Our crosses to crowns He’ll convert!

11/27 Limericks: Mercy Through

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When I’m feeling frustrated by you
I’m tempted to just power through
It may be a sin
But that’s how I win:
You do what I want you to do

Yet mercy cries out from the cross
“Don’t gain from another one’s loss!”
As I feel your pain
My loss turns to gain
As Christ demonstrates Who is boss