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Blood Brothers

“The blood shall be a sign for you
on the houses where you live;
and when I see the blood
I will pass over you,
and no plague will befall you
to destroy you
when I strike the land of Egypt.”
(Exodus 12:13, NASB)
The Passover in the Holy Family
By Dante Gabriel Rossetti
c1855
The Lord’s Lamb –
A Poem for Passover

Oppressed, mistreated and dismayed,
We beckon for the Maker’s aid.
Enslaved by evil tyrant’s hand,
We long to live in Promised Land.

In sorrow, bending ‘neath the load,
We sing the psalms of days of old.
Surrendered not unto our fate,
We seek the sacred Sovereign great.

Our mettle mustered, we arise
And look into Creator’s eyes.
He offers blood from purest Lamb
In power from the great I AM.

He paints the scarlet on our doors
To mark the people He restores.
When death sweeps in, as angry flood,
He rescues those beneath the blood.

Our liberty the Lord obtains,
So all may know Jehovah reigns.
And herein lies the mystery:
The holy Lamb of God is He.
c2009 by Linda Ann Nickerson

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Posted for a variety of prompts:
AC (“poems for Passover)
Simply Snickers (“sacred,” “sorrow” and “surrender”)
Totally Optional Prompts (“chores”)
Weekend Wordsmith (“medal” – adjusted to “mettle”)


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3 comments:

  1. Hi Linda,

    This is a beautiful poem with wonderful rhythm. There are so many powerful lines in this piece: "He paints the scarlet on our doors" and "When death sweeps in, as angry flood, He rescues those beneath the blood."

    Beautifully done and written. Also, I love the scripture you accompanied in the poem. Thanks for stopping by and reading my snicker challenge. I had fun and will try it again next week.

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  2. Enjoyed the post - picture, scripture and poem.
    And herein lies the mystery: The holy Lamb of God is He.

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  3. Linda, your blog is awesome! You are very talented and I finally realize, I have so much more to learn about writing! Please take the time to visit my place. I have two blogs on Blogspot.com. When you have the time, please feel free to stop by anytime! Have a wonderful day! I promise not to be a stranger!

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