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I thought you might appreciate reading through the Haiku Cluster that the judges thought were worthy of first place winner in the competition. All of the haiku spring from the Scriptures related as listed.

Appropriate for the Easter season is “To say ‘I love you’ God sent a cross.” The truth that we are co-heirs with the eternal Godhead is incomprehensible, but the Scriptures certainly remind us how rich we are in Christ.

If a haiku or two moves you and you would like to share your thoughts, I would love to meditate on them with you.
I bequeath to you,                                                                   Romans 8:17a
every sunrise I’ve painted,
all originals. -God

Adam, while you slept,                                                           Genesis 2:21-22
God slipped Eve into your bed,
then he left, smiling.

To say “I love you,”                                                                  John 19:17-18
we send flowers or a card,
but God sent a cross.

Five little fingers                                                                       Luke 2:7
squeeze young Mary’s nose and face
as God lies on straw.

Often mothers ’ prayers                                                         I Samuel 1:27
mend the broken jars of clay
they molded from birth.

Silent, by a grave,                                                                   II Corinthians 1:4
arm around a friend, healing
a hole in the heart.

Before life’s bookends                                                         Amos 4:12b
squeeze away your last-held breath,
prepare for closure.

Glorious Impossible

glorious impossibleWhat do these three Scriptures have in common? “A body you prepared for me.”Hebrews 10:5“You knit me together in my mother’s womb” Psalm 139:13 and “A lamb without blemish or defect.”1 Peter 1:19

When the Most High (Luke 1:35) impregnated the young virgin Mary, he said to her, “The son you’ll give birth to will be called the Son of the Most High (32).” We don’t need to be reminded that God the Father and God the Son had through out eternity been one and inseparable until now. The glorious impossible is about to happen. His Son is going to be human for 33 years cared for by a human mother.

Now let’s return to our three Scriptures. While Jesus was in Mary’s womb, the Creator-God controlled his son’s development from conception to birth. Why? His prepared body had to be perfect, no heart murmur, no missing finger. To be the sacrificial paschal lamb “without blemish or defect,” Mary delivered an unflawed human baby.

He met all his father’s requirements to be the “perfect sacrifice” to reconnect his flawed creation through his unflawed Son. “Who bore our sins in his perfect body on the tree.”

As I meditated on the relationship between my Heavenly Father and his eternal Son, this glorious impossible became the most worshipful and thought-provoking Father’s Day I’ve ever had!