Sunday, April 5, 2015


                                    Thoughts For Holy Week and Easter

On a pilgrimage to the Holy Land years ago I visited both MOUNTS. I confess that I only made it half way up massive Mount Sinai in our trek in the dark before dawn, although many of our tour group made it to the summit to view the sunrise. Moses must have been in good physical condition! The contrast between the two locations caused me to reflect.

Leona Choy

Sinai thunders “Do!”

Calvary whispers “Done!”

As Moses climbed Mt. Sinai
so I will try
sweating and straining
stumbling over rugged rocks
slipping on steep slopes
attempting Sinai's pinnacle
making it only half way.
Sinai thunders “Do!”
THE LAW, imposed for the good of man
measures with a perfect divine ruler
man's inability to attain
a "mission impossible" standard:
breaking one law
I stand condemned by all.

Calvary whispers “Done!”
GRACE, bought by the blood of the One
who dragged a rugged cross
over rough cobblestones
up Calvary—instead of me
and made it all the way
bought my freedom from the Law!

Sinai thunders “Do!”
Calvary whispers “Done—once for all—
Jesus declared:

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