The Beauty and Imperfection of the Bride of Christ

To wrap up this month’s Encourager’s Devotional thoughts on The Wedding Checklist, I thought I’d share a few poems I’ve written as I’ve reflected on the beauty and imperfection of the Bride of Christ. Be encouraged. Though we struggle to be what we should be, our Lord continues to sanctify us and bring us closer to His image.

We can rejoice in the fact that our Bridegroom is a loving one, who not only asks us to prepare but promises to help make us ready!

We can rejoice in the fact that our Bridegroom is a loving one, who not only asks us to prepare but promises to help make us ready!

Who Are We

We are now, we are then

We are growing, we are faltering

We are grieving, we rejoice

We disagree, we have one voice

Full and empty, frail and strong

Stuck in the past, and moving on

Marching in, storming out

Full of faith, full of doubt

More than we know, less than we can be

Spirit wrapped in humanity

Anticipating someday, but afraid to die

Hoping to walk on water, but afraid to even try

Wanting to draw near, but straying too far

Longing for the day we will be

Who We Are

 

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