Saturday, December 31, 2016

VESPERS AT THE END OF THE SABBATH: Accidental Victory!?!





vic·to·ry
ˈvikt(ə)rē/
noun
plural noun: victories
  1. an act of defeating an enemy or opponent in a battle, game, or other competition.

    "an election victory"


The Baby Walks
Victoriously
BUT
First He Had To Stand Up!
His Mother Roared In Triumph
For
Her Child Walks
Confidently
Strongly
Steadily
Placing Foot In Front Of Foot!

The Boy Rides
And Rides
In Circles
Daringly
AND
Free
BUT
First
He Had To Gain Balance
AND
Ride Straight
Before He Could Ride 
In Circles
Victoriously!

The Young Lady's Hormones Were Raging!
The Young Man's Libido Was Sprung
BUT
They Had Promised The Master
That They Would Wait
Until
She Had Been Dedicated To Him
On The Day That She Wore
Her Pristine White Wedding Gown!

The Battle Was Fierce!
The Promise Paramount!
Their Faith In The Master
Would Carry Them To The Great Day
To Hear
The Pronouncement:
"She To You Now Belongs!"
AND
The Battle Long Fought
Was Won
Because Of One Prayer
AND
Walking Day By Day
Trusting God To Bless The Way
AND
Their Victory Did Hallow 
Their Beautiful Wedding Day!

The Sinner Turned To Become A Saint
After Many Feints
BUT
With Turning To The Master
Wobbly Steps Became Straight
AND
He Was Soon Steadfastly Walking
AND
Trusting God 
At His Word
AND
Accepting Guidance From The Holy Spirit
All The While Truly Believing That God Sees Every Action
AND
Hears Every Word!

He Did Trust 
AND
He Obeyed!
He Believed God 
AND
He Daily Prayed
For
The Mercy
AND 
The Grace Which Are Available
To Help Him
From The World
To Turn Away!

One Step!
Two Steps!
Three Steps!
Four!
Soon Walking
Then Running Without Being Weary
Then Rising Up With The Wings Of An Eagle
Above The Earth
BUT
It All Started
With Faith
Then Belief
Love
Then Trust
AND
Suddenly
Obedience
Became The Thing Marked:
"I Must!!"

Accident Has Not Victory!
Victory Requires A Plan 
AND
Work!
Let Faith Cause You To Work
Out Of Love Of Him
Who Made You 
AND
The Beautiful Earth!

Trust God - He Is Faithful!
Live For Jesus - Who For You Died!
Be Comforted - Of The Holy Spirit
Whose Temple You Are
AND
Wherein He Abides!

There Is No Need To Walk In Your Own Strength
For
There Is Grace 
Sufficient
For Each And Every Day
AND
Faith ... Which Gives The Victory
Through Jesus Christ The Master
Our Savior Redeemer
AND
Our Friend!

Jesus Christ Is Coming
To Claim His Very Own
For He - Himself 
Has Conquered
Death, Hell The Grave
AND
Sin's Benighted Throne!

Jesus Said His Father Works
AND
That He Who Must Work, Too
SO
We Who Love And Trust In Him
Must
Get Up!
AND
Get Out!
AND
Work!
For That, Dear Ones Is 
God's Written Gospel Truth!





Victory Over Sin
Is In Sight
BUT
We Must Go Out
- By Jesus' Faith -
To Claim It
FOR
It Will Never Walk Toward Us
BECAUSE
We Must Work 
- Faithfully -
For It!