Saturday, May 31, 2008

To Him do I turn my gaze

"The face of Jesus:

marred more than any man--
spit upon,
slapped,
thorn-pierced,
bloodied,
sweating,
the beard plucked,
twisted in pain--

For my salvation.

A glorious face, now.

Let its light shine on me, O Light of Life.

Let Your radiance fall on me, Sun and Savior,

Lighten my darkness.

Then grant me this by Your grace:

That I, in turn, may give

"The light of the knowledge of the glory of God" (2 Cor 4:6 AV)

As I see it in the face of Jesus Christ."

~ Elisabeth Elliot~


2 comments:

Debbie said...

Hi Christa Jean! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. It was a pleasant surprise to see a new face. I love the name of your blog and I love your layout. That Darcy IS amazing isn't she. I need to spend more time reading your posts...so I will be back when it isn't almost midnight here;)

Blessed Mama of 4 said...

What a beautiful poem - thank you for sharing it.