Eight. Detour.

“…our love was lost” so it came to be

but there are no short cuts here – no matter how precise the cartography.

they promised you a way out, a road to travel that would know little pain

and you bought that guidance, you took the fire escape.

but are you really free, does that still water satisfy?

or has this detour been merely a ploy, plot, and scheme from a series of

clever

seductive

and captivating

lies?

Seven. Miss Carmichael.

“…For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ,

not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake.” 

Philippians 1:29

“No Scar”

“Hast thou no scar?

No hidden scar on foot, on side, or hand?

I hear thee sung as mighty in the land;

I hear them hail thy bright, ascendant star.

Hast thou no scar?

Hast thou no wound?
Yet I was wounded by the archers; spent

Leaned Me against a tree to die; and rent

By ravening beasts that compassed Me, I swooned.
Hast thou no wound?

No wound? No scar?
Yet, as the Master shall the servant be,
And piercèd are the feet that follow Me.

But thine are whole; can he have followed far

Who hast no wound or scar?”