The Grace of God
For the Persecuted Church
Grace finds a way between prison bars,
guided by the whispered prayers,
tiptoes past the wardens, the chains, the guards,
picks the lock that tries to bind up Truth.
Grace comes in the darkest, stillest,
clears out the vermin doubt, despair, fear…
Blankets the concrete cold with the warmth of His Love.
Grace sings the psalms of heaven,
a lullaby, into a broken heart and body,
binds the wounds of a bruised, beaten spirit
with the aid of the Comforter.
Grace anoints with joy
each belabored sorrow,
preserves each shed tear—
a gift for the highest throne.
Grace carries home at God’s appointed time
the lightest burden:
another beloved child of the King—
a martyr, a faithful Word witness in the world.
c. Darlene Moore Berg