Sunday, April 21, 2019

Redemption

Having been tenant long to a rich lord,
Not thriving, I resolvèd to be bold,
And make a suit unto him, to afford
A new small-rented lease, and cancel th’ old.

In heaven at his manor I him sought;
They told me there that he was lately gone
About some land, which he had dearly bought
Long since on earth, to take possessiòn.

I straight returned, and knowing his great birth,
Sought him accordingly in great resorts;
In cities, theaters, gardens, parks, and courts;
At length I heard a ragged noise and mirth

Of thieves and murderers; there I him espied,
Who straight, "Your suit is granted," said, and died.
- George Herbert, "Redemption"

4 comments:

Franco Aragosta said...

HAPPY :EASTER!

Homble acceptance of God's Holy Word ensures Redemption.

Titan Uranus 2 said...

What? No "acts" or "deeds" of restitution are necessary to prove repentance? ;)

(((Thought Criminal))) said...

As if an act or deed could improve upon the Son of God dying for you.

Happy Easter :)

Franco Aragosta said...

We are saved by "Grace" –– not works –– or so it has been written.

HAPPY EASTER!