The Old Becomes New

May 01, 2016, 12:42 PM

based on 1John 2:7-14 7

The darkness is passing away; The True Light already shines. The night flees, gives way to day; The Word His wolde and ware refines. But deceit darkens when we hate; Confusion dulls our heart's clarity. We throw down hands refusing the weight-- Of life's unyielding responsibility. Yet the rebel, the Word has forgiven; He explains to us the Timeless One; Names a new family, reconciles the riven, Inhabits our hearts, makes us strong. "Beloved little children, what is old becomes new When you love one another as I have loved you."

(c) Randy Edwards artwork: Gustave Doré, The Last Supper (1865), engraving, from La Sainte Bible. #christianity #sonnet #devotional #1John