Friday, December 30, 2011

Year End Poem...

Romans 6:14 - For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under law, but under grace. 

Inspired by John Owen's A Treatise of the Dominion of Sin and Grace:

On the cross Christ Jesus for sinners procured
Sin's pardon, release from guilt and shame.
Under grace not law, believer's liberty secured.
Sin's dominion broken, no longer to reign.

Yet rebellious remnant still seeks to control,
To assert Satan's power, to regain its sway.
Holy Law gives no aid, cannot make one whole.
"Do this and live" points only the way.

God's foolish Word answers:  Mercy declared!
Power unto salvation Holy Spirit conveys.
Jesus’ blood and body, food rightly shared,
Faith looks not within but to Christ who was raised.

Sweet exchange, man's sin for Christ's merit proclaimed.
No condemnation, comfort alone in Him found.
Faith-repentance liturgy each day, as
Sinners-Saints plod along solid ground.
-Jack Miller


  1. Beautiful, Dad. I especially like the last two lines.

  2. us,
    ... and you make my day - today!

  3. what a great last line. Our new pastor always answers "just plodding along," when asked how he is.

    I hope are having a blessed New Year thus far. We hope to see you at the conference....Love that Bob!

  4. Thanks, Ginger.

    Yes, I'll be there with my son-in-law. See you then!