Saturday, February 28, 2015

Saturday Sharing: Grace...

I have recently been introduced to SheReadsTruth.  I have been very impressed with their work.  You can buy their gorgeous prints and journals but so far I've just used the free app and free emails.  I'm delighted.  AND convicted.  This is not the whole devotional from today...but I was so struck by the truth of this poem...

O God of Grace,

Thou hast imputed my sin to my substitute,
  and has imputed his righteousness to my soul,
    clothing me with a bridegroom’s robe,
    deking me with jewels of holiness.
But in my Christian walk I am still in rags;
my best prayers are stained with sin;
    my penitential tears are so much impurity;
    my confessions of wrong are so many aggravations of sin;
    my receiving the Spirit is tinctured with selfishness.

I need to repent of my repentance;
I need my tears to be washed;
I have no robe to bring to cover my sins,
    no loom to weave my own righteousness;
I am always standing clothed in filthy garments,
    and by grace am always receiving change of raiment,
    for thou dost always justify the ungodly;
I am always going into the far country,
    and always returning home as a prodigal,
    always saying, Father, forgive me,
    and thou art always bringing forth the best robe.
Every morning let me wear it,
    every evening return in it,
    go out to the day’s work in it,
    be married in it,
    be wound in death in it,
    stand before the great white throne in it,
    enter heaven in it shining as the sun.
Grant me never to lose sight of
    the exceeding sinfulness of sin,
    the exceeding righteousness of salvation,
    the exceeding glory of Christ,
    the exceeding beauty of holiness,
   the exceeding wonder of grace
- “Continual Repentance” from The Valley of Vision

1 comment:

Nonnie said...

I am also enjoying this Bible study. It has been very good. After having been on it the last year, I decided to purchase the Lent devotional. It is beautiful, and I will keep for years to come. I'm not going to write in it.