Thursday, March 13, 2014

Through Me

written in 2009, from Ezekiel 16:4-13. 

"on the day you were born, your navel cord was not cut, nor were you washed in water to cleanse you. you were not rubbed with salt nor wrapped in swaddling cloths. no eye pitied you, to do any of these things for you, to have compassion on you, but you were thrown out into the open field, when you yourself were loathed on the day you were born.
when I passed by you and saw you struggling in your own blood, I said to you, 'Live!' I spread My wing over you and covered your nakedness. yes, I swore an oath to you and entered into a covenant with you, and you became Mine," says the Lord God.
"your breasts were formed, your hair grew, but you were naked and bare.
then, I washed you in water. yes, I thoroughly washed off your blood, and I anointed you with oil. I clothed you in embroidered cloth and gave you sandals of badger skin. I clothed you with fine linen and covered you with silk. I adorned you with ornaments, put bracelets on your wrists, and a chain on your neck. and I put a jewel in your nose, earrings in your ears, and a beautiful crown on your head. thus you were adorned with gold and silver, and your clothing was of fine linen, silk, and embroidered cloth. you ate pastry of fine flour, honey, and oil. you were exceedingly beautiful, and succeeded to royalty. your fame went out among the nations because of your beauty, for it was perfect through My splendor which I had bestowed on you," says the Lord God.
Ezekiel 16:4-13

despised, alone, rejected at birth,
naked, blood-stained, covered in earth, 
no water, salt, or swaddling clothes,
no eye pitied; all hearts were closed.

I passed your helpless, struggling form;
you, I loved, and chose to transform.
proclaiming, "live!", an oath I did swear;
with My wings, I clothed you with care.

you became Mine.

your breasts were formed; your hair, it grew long.
naked, empty; something was wrong.
your longing heart still had yet to see:
beauty, love, comes only from Me.

I washed you, and anointed your head.
oil and pastries fine you were fed.
adorned with silk and jewels and a crown,
love, through Me, your beauty's renown!

you were made perfect through My splendor.

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