Crown of thorns

                   

I kneel before you, Sovereign, your rough-hewn throne,          your crown of thorns.

Power above all others, authority and might,          your crown of thorns.

Your abject poverty, your suffering our suffering:          your crown of thorns.

Your imperial judgment of condemnation and violence:          your crown of thorns.

Champion of the poor, vindicator of the lowly,          your crown of thorns.

You conquer my pain, my sin, my death, my shadow:          your crown of thorns.

My sacrifice, my victim, my masterpiece, my savior—          your crown of thorns.

Ruler of the Universe, your robe is all Creation,          your crown of thorns.

I bow to your majesty, Prince of Peace,          your crown of thorns.

I seek no glory but to bear your name, your love,          your crown of thorns.

                   

__________________ Steve Garnaas-Holmes Unfolding Light www.unfoldinglight.net

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