Thomas, put your
Hand in my side:
You’ll see that Death
Itself has died.
The upper room,
The cross’s gloom,
His heart has stopped,
The empty tomb,
He’s risen up.
LUKE CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR
1 Quite early in the morning, on the first
Day of the week, the women took the spices
They had prepared and went off to the tomb.
2 They found the boulder had been rolled out from
The tomb, 3 but when they went in, they found out
The body of Lord Jesus was not there.
4 While they were wondering about this, two
Men wearing clothes that gleamed like lightning stood
Immediately beside them. 5 In their fright
The women went and prostrated themselves
Before them, but the men told them, “Why do
You seek the living in a tomb? 6 He’s not Here; he has risen!
The priest shall order that two live clean birds and some cedar wood, scarlet yarn and hyssop be brought for the person to be cleansed.
Those who are pure in their own eyes and yet are not cleansed of their filth.
Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
For God So Loved
For God so loved
The world he gave
His only Son,
That we’d be saved.
1 Beautiful priestly garments were made of
Blue, purple, and red wool for Aaron to
Put on when he performed his duties in
The holy place, and this was done precisely
As God told Moses. 2 The whole priestly vest
Was made out of fine linen, woven with
Blue, purple, and red wool. 3 Thin sheets of gold
Were hammered out and cut to threads that were
Woven with skill into the vest. 4 It had
Two shoulder straps to hold it up and had
A sash that was affixed around the waist.
5 Some onyx stones were placed in some gold settings.
6 The name of one of Israel’s sons was
Engraved on them. 7 These were attached then to
The shoulder straps upon the vest, so that
God never would forget his people. All
Was done exactly as the LORD told Moses.
8 The breastpiece was constructed with the same
Designs and fabric as the priestly vest.
9 It was nine inches square and folded double
10 With four rows of three precious stones. The first
Row had an emerald, a carnelian, and
A chrysolite, and in the second row
11 A turquoise and a sapphire and a diamond;
12 And in the third row were an amethyst,
A jacinth and an agate; 13 and a beryl,
An onyx, and a jasper were inside
The fourth row, and each one was mounted in
A delicate gold setting, 14 with a name
Of one of the twelve tribes of Israel
Engraved on each of them. 15‑18 Two gold rings were
Attached to corners of the breastpiece on
Upper front corners and were fastened with
Two braided gold chains to gold settings on
The shoulder straps. 19 Two other gold rings were
Attached to lower inside corners by
The vest, 20 and two more near the bottom of
The shoulder straps above the sash. 21 To keep
The breastpiece in its place, a blue cord was
Employed to tie two lower rings upon
The breastpiece to the rings upon the vest.
These things were done exactly as the LORD
Commanded Moses. 22 Now the priestly robe,
Sewn from blue wool, 23 did have an opening
Within the center for the head. Around
The collar the material was bound
So as to keep it from unraveling.
24‑26 Along the hem were woven pomegranates
Made of blue, purple, and red wool. Between
The pomegranates were pure golden bells.
When he performed his duties, Aaron wore
This robe, 27‑29 and all that Aaron and his sons
Wore was made of fine linen woven with
Blue, purple, and red wool, including their
Robes, turbans, fancy caps and underwear:
Even their sashes that were needlework-
Embroidered. 30 “Dedicated to the LORD”
Was then engraved upon a narrow strip
Of purest gold 31 affixed to Aaron’s turban.
These things were done exactly as the LORD
Commanded Moses, 32 so the Israelites
Completed everything the LORD had told
Moses to make, 33 then they brought Moses all
Of it: The sacred tent and its equipment,
Including framework, hooks, and crossbars, posts
And stands; 34 the covering of tanned ram skins
And finest leather and the inside curtain;
35 The sacred chest with poles to carry it,
The mercy seat; 36 the table with all that
Goes onto it, including sacred bread;
37 The pure gold lampstand, together with its oil and its
Equipment; 38 the gold‑covered incense altar;
The ordination oil and fragrant incense;
The curtain for the entrance to the tent;
39 And the bronze altar for the sacrifices
With its bronze grating and the carry poles,
And its equipment; the large bronze bowl with
Its stand; 40 the curtain with its posts and cords,
And pegs and stands that go around the courtyard;
Everything needed for the sacred tent;
41And the fine-woven priestly clothes for Aaron
And his sons. 42‑43Now when Moses saw the people
Had done the work exactly as the LORD
Commanded, that is what he blessed them for.
(rendered in blank verse by Day Williams)
“Follow justice and justice alone, so that you may live and possess the land the Lord your God is giving you.”
Justice for America, trashed by traitors.
Justice for the Boys on the Tracks.
Justice for Vince Foster.
Justice for the victims of the 9/11 attack.
Justice for Navy Seal Team Six.
Justice for victims of the Clinton Body Count.
Justice for Americans killed in Benghazi.
Justice for Michael Hastings.
Justice for Seth Rich.
Justice for persecuted Christians.
Justice for children kidnapped, trafficked, beaten, raped, tortured, and murdered.
Justice for Donald Trump on Spygate.
Justice and life for unborn and newborn children.
“Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God.”