Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Covenant Keeper

I will not violate my covenant
or alter the word that went forth from my lips.
Psalm 89:34

You made us
You spoke countless galaxies of stars into being
but You carefully formed people from dust
Your breath gave us life
Your hands formed us

You gave us
a garden in which to live and play and create
and walking with us there
You began to let us know You
You lived among us

We sinned
against one simple command You gave us to keep
and we distanced ourselves, hiding,
now cast out of Your garden
yet You still love us

You gave Your word
to guide a people You created from one faithful struggling old man
and You carefully made a covenant with his children
You were their God
they were Your people

They too failed
the covenant You made had blessing and curses from You
and the people You made and called
suffered in their sin
broken by the Fall

You saved us
You sent Your Son into the world to condemn sin in us
and to resurrect our sin-dead selves 
to new life in Christ
His death and life remade us!

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